Bernard Blistène

  • Bernard Blistène

  • Bernard Blistène - FIAC General Sector - Selection committee

    Director of the Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris

    In December 2013, Bernard Blistène was appointed Director of the Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris. A Curator at the Pompidou from 1984 to 1990 and the Director of the Marseille’s Museums from 1990 to 1996, he is Curator in Chief of the Patrimony.

    Following a period in which he oversaw many exhibitions in the United States, he was named Inspector General of Artistic Creation in 2000 and Director of the Department of Cultural Development, Centre Pompidou, Paris, in 2008, where he created Un Nouveau Festival, a new pluridisciplinary rendezvous for contemporary art.

    He is currently supervising the renovation and the extension of the Modern and Contemporary collections at Centre Pompidou. The author of many books on contemporary art (Warhol, Buren, Castellani, A History of XXe century to name a few), he is the creator of over a hundred exhibitions, whether monographic or thematic.

    Bernard Blistène has been a Professor of Contemporary Art at the Ecole du Louvre for the last 20 years.

    © Centre Pompidou - Philippe Migeat

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