Prehistory, a Modern Enigma

“Préhistoire, une énigme moderne” (Prehistory, a Modern Enigma) at the Pompidou Center explores the creative link between prehistory and modern art juxtaposing prehistoric art works such as “Venus de Lespugue” and the “Mammoth de la Madeleine” with modern artists including Louise Bourgeois, Max Ernst, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee and contemporaries such as Dove Allouche, Pierre Huyghe, Giuseppe Penone and Robert Smithson (to September 16, 2019). Human prehistory is considered the period between the use of the first stone tools c. 3.3 million years ago by Hominins and the invention of writing systems approximately c.5,300 years ago.

“Préhistoire, une énigme moderne,” to September 16, 2019 at Pompidou Center, Paris.