Pompidou Centre To Open Space Next To New York
Muhammad Irfan 8 days ago Fri 04th June 2021 | 03:59 PM
Paris's Pompidou Centre will open an exhibition and creative space in Jersey City -- which borders New York -- in 2024, the museum and city announced on Friday
New York (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th Jun, 2021 ) :Paris's Pompidou Centre will open an exhibition and creative space in Jersey City -- which borders New York -- in 2024, the museum and city announced on Friday.
The space will be housed in the 58,000 square-foot Pathside Building, which was constructed in 1912 and was originally part of a train station.
It will be available to local artists and multidisciplinary in nature, housing visual and performing arts, architecture and design, said Pompidou Centre president Serge Lasvignes.
"In the field of contemporary art, America is crucial," he said.
As with its other partnerships, the local partner pays for the redevelopment of the site and its operating costs.
Jersey City, located on the west banks of the Hudson River, opposite New York City, is a former industrial city undergoing major change, with luxury towers replacing factories.
Lasvignes said Jersey's burgeoning arts scene made it a more interesting proposition than New York itself, which already has two major contemporary art museums: MoMa and the Whitney.