Francis Picabia, MoMA, New York
The Facts
NAME: Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction
IT'S: A comprehensive survey of the French avant-garde painter, Picabia’s influential work across mediums

21-11-2016

OPENED: November 21st, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: MoMA
LOCATION: Museum of Modern Art
ADDRESS: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 5th Avenue/53rd Street
OPENING TIMES: Daily 10.30am-5.30pm
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Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction

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‘Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction’ is a new art exhibition in Manhattan.

This MoMA exhibition is a comprehensive survey of the French avant-garde painter, Picabia’s audacious, irreverent, and profoundly influential work across mediums. The exhibition is particularly poignant as it is in fact, the first exhibition in the United States to chart his entire career.

Among the great modern artists of the past century, Francis Picabia (1879–1953) also remains one of the most elusive. He did not focus on just one particular art-form and even vigorously avoided any singular style. His work spanned a host of mediums, including painting, poetry, publishing, performance and film.

Though he is best known as one of the leaders of the Dada movement, his career ranged widely from Impressionism to radical abstraction, from Dadaist provocation to pseudo-classicism, and from photo-based realism to art informel.

Picabia’s work, focused around stylistic eclecticism, along with his skeptical attitude, make him especially relevant for contemporary artists, and his career as a whole challenges familiar narratives of the avant-garde.

‘Francis Picabia’ features over 200 works, including some 125 paintings, key works on paper, periodicals and printed matter, illustrated letters, and one film. The exhibition aims to advance the understanding of Picabia’s relentless shape-shifting, and how his persistent questioning of the meaning and purpose of art ensured his iconoclastic legacy’s lasting influence.

The Facts
NAME: Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction
IT'S: A comprehensive survey of the French avant-garde painter, Picabia’s influential work across mediums

21-11-2016

OPENED: November 21st, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: MoMA
LOCATION: Museum of Modern Art
ADDRESS: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 5th Avenue/53rd Street
OPENING TIMES: Daily 10.30am-5.30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: (212) 708-9400
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter

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