prehistoric times

Prehistoric Times. A Modern Enigma in the Centre Pompidou | May 8 – Sep 16, 2019

Jake & Dinos Chapman and Wim Wenders are participating in Prehistoric Times. A Modern Enigma, a group exhibition at the Centre Pompidou exploring modern and contemporary artistic ideas of Earth before human civilisation. Beginning with the paintings of Redon and C├ęzanne and concluding with works by contemporary artists, the exhibitiontraces the shifting social and individual perceptions of ‘prehistory’ across time. 

The concept of ‘prehistory’ emerged in the Modern era; the word itself came into usage in the 1860s. Overtime, the idea has grown into a vast body of images, hypotheses and speculations that exacted an immense impact on 20th-century cultural development. 

The exhibition features Wenders’ Dinosaur and Family (1983), an early photograph from his time filming Paris, Texas (1984) in California. Also on display is Jake & Dinos Chapman’s installation, Hell Sixty Five Million Years BC (2004/5).

photo: Louise Bourgeois, Cumul I ([1968])

more info:  Centre Pompidou