Bernard Blistène & Christine Macel

Director and Chief Curator at Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou, of which Blistène and Macel are director and chief curator respectively, is no longer just a French institution. An array of new satellite spaces either opened or were announced this year, including a wing of Shanghai’s West Bund Art Museum called Centre Pompidou × West Bund Museum Project, which opens in November. As controversy over a slated Brussels outpost rumbles on (in Belgium’s domestic politics, at least), the museum’s temporary project space in Málaga has been extended by five years. Back in France, the museum announced a 22,000sqm ‘art factory’ in the city’s suburbs while in February the museum’s original foray outside the fourth arrondissement, the Centre Pompidou-Metz, staged a Lee Ufan show. In Paris, the mothership this summer hosted an exhibition of new works by Cao Fei, making her – right on time – the first Chinese artist to hold a solo show at the institution.