Yves Klein

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou
October 5, 2006–February 5, 2007

mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Museumsplatz 1
March 8–June 3, 2007

Curated by Yves Klein

Only two years after the Schirn Kunsthalle’s object-oriented Yves Klein retrospective, the Pompidou’s “Body, Color, Immaterial” seeks to correct the misconception that Klein’s performances, publicity stunts, and dabblings with “the void” were simply complements to his material production. Stressing that the artist’s diverse ephemeral works are on a par with his celebrated monochromes and “Anthropometries,” the show considers his interventions and sound pieces alongside roughly two hundred drawings, manuscripts, photographs, films, paintings, and sculptures. Given recent exhibitions of Klein’s “Air Architecture,” it seems that an institutional dematerialization of the artist’s oeuvre is taking place. Travels to the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Mar. 8-June 3, 2007.