The Centre Pompidou's ”Nouveau Festival" is a multi-discipline three-week event that brings together the most outstanding figures and emerging talents in the contemporary art scene.
This fifth anniversary edition of the festival is a must-see event. A large number of high profile guests in the world of the visual arts, the performing arts, music and all forms of contemporary creation will be taking part in a programme that starts afresh every day, focusing on themes that include oblivion, the palimpsest, obliteration and reminiscence: all issues at the heart of artistic work and the critical thinking about it. Guests include figures from a variety of geographical and aesthetic backgrounds, who are now well known and celebrated in the visual culture of our times such as Pierre Bismuth, Mario Garcia Torres, Ed Ruscha, Steven Prina, Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmus.
The performing arts are represented by a range of artists, such as Xavier Le Roy with his project Rétrospective, together with Ivo Dimchev, Miguel Gutierrez and a number of young creators.
Literature and the human sciences play a major role in the event, and its guests include several key thinkers of our time.
Daily screenings of works by well-known as well as more confidential film directors contribute to a programme with over one hundred events.
The festival also takes a fresh look at video dance, with a selection of events combining images and words based on the themes of memory and oblivion.
Centre Pompidou Website