“Multiple Modernities posits a renewed an enlarged vision of modern art. For the first time, the Centre Pompidou delves into the riches of its collections to present a global history of art. Taking into account not only the various countries of the world but also the multiplicity of artists and aesthetics, this history transports us into the heart of the exceptional diversity of artistic forms created between 1905 and 1970. The contributing authors, curators, and scholars, uncover the major movements of multiple avant-gardes within the networks of exchanges and emulations characterstic of this period, with is profusion of inventions and re-examinations. They anayse the complex and dynamic relationship between universality and vernacular culture, purity and hybridity, extending throughout the adventure of modern art. Revealing the intersections and fusions of different arts, they also demonstrate the interaction of modern art with traditional practices and extra-artistic expression”–Back cover.