Tim Etchells at Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

October 2, 2021
Tim Etchells at Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

Etchells has been commissioned by Centre Pompidou to produce a major new outdoor neon work titled 'Qu'y a-t-il entre nous ?' for the facade of the building which is launching as part of the city’s Nuit Blanche.

"The latest neon work by artist and performer Tim Etchells, commissioned by the Centre Pompidou, is an installation measuring more than forty-three metres long, made up of three-metre-tall letters. Fixed to the emblematic building, overlooking the Piazza from a height of twenty metres, Etchells' work poses a delicate question concerning what we share, what binds us and what separates us. It is impossible not be affected by this intimate and political gesture.

Using simple phrases written in neon with the help of LED and other supports, Etchells strives to create miniature narratives, moments of confusion, awkwardness, reflection and intimacy. We discover the invented phrases in the streets of a city, playing with the architecture and location of buildings or in the white cube of a gallery."

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