Autour du Nouveau Réalisme (Celebrating New Realism)
February 3–May 28, 2017
76 Allées Charles de Fitte
The 40th anniversary of the Centre Pompidou (Paris, France) is an opportunity to present for the first time in Toulouse a collection of Nouveau Realist works.
The Nouveau Réalisme movement began in Yves Klein’s studio in 1960, where Pierre Restany brought together a group of artists whose collective singularity was “Nouveau Réalisme—new ways of perceiving the real.” Arman, César, François Dufrêne, Raymond Hains, Yves Klein, Martial Raysse, Daniel Spoerri, Jean Tinguely, and Jacques Villeglé all signed the manifesto, joined by Niki de Saint Phalle, Gérard Deschamps, César, and Mimmo Rotella the following year, and later Christo. Nouveau Réalisme addressed the rise in industrialisation and consumerism in society. Drawing material for their works from the daily life of the early 1960s, Nouveau Realists used everyday objects, adverts,