Paris, 1 July 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The Monte-en-l’Air bookstore and art centre –and publishing house- Le Point du Jour presents “Brancusi, Film et Photographie”, a book co-edited with the Centre Pompidou. The 232-page work is dedicated to research on the Romanian artist, who was born in 1876.
The book will be officially presented on 2 July 2011 at 6pm at Monte-en-l’Air, coinciding with the “Brancusi Film Photographie, Images Sans Fin” (Brancusi Film Photography, Endless Pictures) exhibition at the Centre Pompidou. The event will be hosted daily at the National Museum of Modern Art from 29 June to 12 September 2011, from 11am to 9pm.
“Brancusi Film Photographie, Images Sans Fin” aims to show that the sculptor Brancusi also worked in the fields of photography and cinema. The artist’s studio was left to the Centre Pompidou which now owns several photographs and negatives by the artist.
The influence of Man Ray and Edward Steichen on Brancusi’s art is palpable in the artist’s photos. His pictures are a continuation of his sculptures.
As shown by the title of the exhibition, the artist also took an interest in experimental films. Brancusi made several of them, featuring his friends dancing in his studio or a train travelling in Romania.