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La Culture: 3 Art Shows that Push the Boundaries

Artists with an unusual take on life, time and art. Here are some interesting art exhibitions to see now in France.

LEE UFAN AT POMPIDOU METZ

This monographic exhibition traces the artist’s career from his early works in the 1960s to his most recent creations, showing how his aesthetic has evolved over more than five decades.

Until September 30 at Centre Pompidou Metz.
1 Parvis des Droits de l’Homme, 57020 Metz
www.centrepompidou-metz.fr [1]

MAMC Saint Etienne, portrait de femme

24 HOURS IN THE LIFE OF A WOMAN

A first of its kind, this exhibition tells the story of an imaginary day in the life of a woman through 250 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs, with the subject taking all forms – from factory worker to secretary to bourgeoise.

Until September 22 at the Musée d’art moderne et contemporain.
Rue Fernand Léger, 42270 Saint-Priest-en-Jarez
Tel: +33 (0)4 77 79 52 52
www.mamc.saint-etienne.fr [2]

Yan Pei Ming. ©Alfred Weidinger

YAN PEI-MING MEETS COURBET

As part of the bicentenary of Gustave Courbet’s birth, celebrated artist Yan Pei-Ming has been invited to ‘live’ in the studio and create a dozen paintings that will be shown in dialogue with ten of Courbet’s major works.

Until September 30 at the musée Courbet in the commune of Ornans (Doubs department).
1 Place Robert Fernier, 25290 Ornans
Tel: +33 (0)3 81 86 22 88
http://www.musees-franchecomte.com/index.php?p=174 [3]

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