Metz, 11 October 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The Fondation Hermès is to collaborate with the Centre Pompidou Metz, to host an exhibition focused on “simple forms” to be presented between June and November 2014.
The show is to be curated by Jean De Loisy, chairman of the Palais de Tokyo, who is to produce an exhibition which “showcases our fascination for simple forms, be they contemporary or prehistoric. It shows how these forms have been essential for the development of modernity.”
“It is not the Centre Pompidou-Metz that is holding an exhibition with the support of the Fondation Hermès. It is a joint project, conceived by the Centre Pompidou-Metz and the Fondation Hermès collectively”, stresses Laurent Le Bon, Director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz, adding “It is a win-win partnership.”
Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Artistic Director of Hermès International stated “It is a form of philanthropy that, I hope, is different, at once selfless and committed […] But we are not interfering. We are not the curators, nor are we the commissioners of the exhibition. We are not exhibiting objects created by Hermès.”