1977 Urban Archaeology

An archaeological museum of the future showing objects of today When the Centre Pompidou was inaugurated, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing refused to visit this exhibition because it was a crude presentation of objects of our century to the people of the year 3000: what's in our handbags, old shoes, pills and various items telling the extended story of the human body in their own way. A sense of humor, the pathetic and the unexpected to tell an original, ironical tale of today's society. Amidst the rusty metal walls that formed the mainframe of the exhibition, representing the leftlovers of a contemporary Trojan Horse, Giuseppe Sinopoli conducted the creation of a contemporary symphony on the urban world. A first approach to scenography integrating what François Confino calls impalpable elements such as sound and light.
Maître d'ouvrage
Centre de Création Industrielle
Maîtrise d'œuvre
Groupe N.Y. Haus-Rucker Giuseppe Sinopoli, compositeur chef d’orchestre
Exposition inaugurale du Centre Georges Pompidou, Conception de la Scénographie
200 000 visiteurs en 2 mois
800 m2
460 000 €
Lieu (ville et pays)
Centre Pompidou, Paris