Exhibition at the Fernand Leger National Museum from November 4, 2016 to January 23, 2017, Chemin du Val de Pôme, 06410 Biot, open everyday except Thursdays, from 10am to 6pm, fee : 7, 50 €.
The German artist Imi Knoebel belongs to the minimal art movement. He belongs early to this movement when he follows his studies at the Düsseldorf Fine Arts Academy in spite of the attraction of the other students for the agit prop. But Imi Knoebel will give his support to the first free syndicate inside the communist world (Solidarnosc) particularly during the martial law in the 1980's. He will also create the Kinderstern (children star) for developing projects connected with the childhood.
The art work showcased at the Fernand Léger Museum gives another watch on the ceramics collection made by Léger involving a subtile connection between the colors and different supports (wood, aluminium). The visitor can see and understand a double influence inside the Imi Knoebel art work. Firstly the Kazimir Malevitch influence with his famous black square and secondly the influence of the Piet Mondrian painting. These artists incite Imi Knoebel to realize installations with flat surfaces composed by colorful and juxtaposed panels.