At the beginning of the last century, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian and other acclaimed and unknown artists move – for various reasons – to Paris, the art capital of the world. They must learn to survive in a society that is increasingly polarized, nationalistic, xenophobic and anti-Semitic. This exhibition tells the story of artists in a foreign country who, despite adverse conditions, have the courage to take art to new heights. The show is an incredible chance to see the work of the great modern masters in a new light, ánd to discover new artists.
This exhibition presents art from the rich collection of the Stedelijk Museum, and includes work by more than 50 artists, photographers and graphic designers. What’s more, a number of Chagall paintings have been restores especially for the exhibition, after which they will be on display alongside more than 30 other works by Marc Chagall.
Enter the world of Chagall, Picasso and Mondrian with a tour guide and discover the work of their lesser-known Parisian contemporaries.