Toyen, l’écart asbolu – the exhibition at Paris Museum of Modern Art

Published by Laurent P., Elodie D. · Published on 5 March 2022 at 14h45
Paris Museum of Modern Art dedicates an exhibition to Czech artist Marie Čermínová, aka “Toyen”. Called “Toyen, l’écart absolu”, it runs from March 25 to July 24, 2022.

Using painting to “interview the picture”… This is what the Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris proposes from March 25 to July 24, 2022, with their latest exhibition, “Toyen, l'écart absolu”. An exhibition dedicated to Czech artist Marie Čermínová, aka “Toyen”, and her peculiar career, successively presented in Prague, Hamburg and Paris.

Born in Prague, the artist will cross the 20th century “while being always at the confluence of the most thrilling event happening there”. A surrealist painter, at the avant-garde of the country, who teamed up in the 20’s with Jindrich Styrsky in order to create “artificialism”, a movement claiming “total identification” from the painter to poet and consisting in a “striking prefiguration of ‘lyrical abstraction’ of the fifties”.

The artist fled to Paris in 1948, refusing totalitarianism in her country, and joined the surrealist group. A movement she found a very special spot in, pursuing until the end “her quest on what links desire and representation”. An artistic journey the museum tells you entirely about, through 150 works of art displayed for the exhibition. Shall we go, friends?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 25 March 2022 to 24 July 2022



    11, avenue du Président Wilson
    75116 Paris 16

    Tarif réduit: €11
    Plein tarif: €13

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    Ouvert du mardi au dimanche de 10h à 18h

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