Pierre Bismuth: Everybody Is an Artist but Only the Artist Knows it

Pierre Bismuth, Bernard Blistène, Marie-José Sondeijker, Jean-Pierre Criqui, Dessislava Dimova, Dieter Roelstraete, Asas Raza

Centre Pompidou & West Den Haag, 2021


The exhibition catalogue, Pierre Bismuth ‘Everyone is an artist but only the artist, knows it’ mixes emblematic works of the French artist with others specially designed for the occasion and offers a new approach to his work.
Little known to the general public, Pierre Bismuth was however rewarded in 2005 for the synopsis of the film “Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind” for which he won the Oscar for best screenplay with Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufmann.

The title refers to a recurring problematic in the work of Pierre Bismuth, precisely the condition of the artist in a context where culture has completely integrated the leisure industry and where industrial production perfectly assimilated the aesthetic issues. What is the place of creativity in a context where art has emancipated itself from any specific know-how? Can the artist be anything other than an eccentric figure offering a unique vision of the world?

The catalog, designed like an artist’s book in close collaboration with Pierre Bismuth, will present a much wider selection of his works than the exhibition, looking back on his production since 1988, commented on by 4 specialists from the world of contemporary art and images. IN FRENCH!


ISBN: 9782844269065

128 pagina's, geïllustreerd, 24,5 x 19 cm, hardcover, Frans