Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) — Photographies, dessins et photomontages Ends in about 1 month: October 15, 2013 → January 26, 2014 Erwin Blumenfeld’s life and work impressively document the socio-political context of artistic development between the two World Wars, while highlighting the individual consequences of emigration. The exhibition encompasses the various media explored by the artist throughout his career: drawings, photographs, montages and collages.
Natacha Nisic — Echo Ends in about 1 month: October 15, 2013 → January 26, 2014 The work of Natacha Nisic continually explores the invisible, even magical relationship between images, words, interpretation, symbol and ritual. Her work interweaves links between stories, accounts of the past and the present, to reveal the complexities of the relationship between what is shown and what is hidden, the spoken and the unspoken.
Archives Bruno Réquillart — Hors les murs au Château de Tours Past: June 22 → October 20 After Jacques Henri Lartigue, at the Château de Tours, the Jeu de Paume explore a radically different photographic style in the solo show devoted to Bruno Réquillart. The exhibition, conceived in close collaboration with Bruno Réquillart, proposes a retrospective survey of his past work and unveils for the first time his work in progress.
Archives Ahlam Shibli. Foyer Fantôme Past: May 28 → September 1 The work of Ahlam Shibli follows on from projects at the Jeu de Paume which have proposed new narrative forms in the field of documentary photography. For her new exhibition in Paris, Ahlam Shibli presents a selection of works anchored in current events, not with the immediacy of a witness account but with the necessity of re-establishing a critical distance.
Archives Lorna Simpson Past: May 28 → September 1 Lorna Simpson became known in the 1980s and 90s for her photographs and films that shook up the conventions of gender, identity, culture and memory. Throughout her work, the artist tackles the complicated representation of the black body, using different media, while her texts add a significance that always remains open to the spectator’s imagination.
Archives Hospitalités — Jeu de Paume Past: Sunday, June 9 at 3:30 PM On the occasion of Hospitalités, the Jeu de Paume asked Kenneth-Goldsmith for a reading-performance of his work “ Je ne me tourne vers la théorie qu’après avoir réalisé que quelqu’un a consacré toute sa vie à une question qui m’avait à peine traversé l’esprit jusqu’alors ”. At the end of the reading there will be a discussion between Goldsmith and Mathieu Copeland.
Archives Laure Albin Guillot (1879–1962) — L’enjeu classique Past: February 26 → May 12 Laure Albin Guillot, a “resounding name set to become famous”, one could read just after World War II. Indeed, the French photographic scene in the middle of the century was particularly marked by the signature and aura of this artist, who during her lifetime was certainly the most exhibited and recognized.
Archives Adrian Paci — Vies en transit Past: February 26 → May 12 The work of Adrian Paci (born in 1969 in Albania) underlines one of the paradoxes of human intelligence, which consists of becoming aware of reality through irreality. Often inspired by subjects close to him, stories arising from his everyday life, Adrian Paci lets them slide poetically towards a fiction, which in its turn creates one or more wider realities.
Archives Une exposition parlée Past: February 26 → May 12 The first exhibition conceived by Mathieu Copeland as part of the Jeu de Paume’s Satellite program envisages the exhibition of the word and the oral diffusion of an entire work. Combining writing and mental image, reading and listening, it questions the uniqueness of reading and speech, the place of the word in exhibitions.
Archives Satellite 5 — Programmation de Filipa Oliveira Past: February 21, 2012 → January 20, 2013 “Art is always contemporary, it is always about the present. The way that artists have looked at the present has changed drastically over time. The present is very different throughout times but even within the same generation. It is always a unique fragmented perspective, an entirely different country (…)."
Archives Filipa César Past: October 16, 2012 → January 20, 2013 “Luta ca caba inda“ is as stage from a research project initiated in 2008, but Filipa César’s interest in Guinea-Bissau goes back to an early age and is closely associated with her father’s past. In her first trips to Guinea, César began to unravel the origin of cinema in this West-African country and specially the existence of a cinematic archive.
Archives Manuel Álvarez Bravo — Un photographe aux aguets (1902-2002) Past: October 16, 2012 → January 20, 2013 The photographic work done by Manuel Álvarez Bravo over his eight decades of activity represent an essential contribution to Mexican culture in the 20th century. His strange and fascinating images have often been seen as the product of an exotic imagination or an eccentric version of the Surrealist avant-garde. This exhibition will go beyond such readings.
Archives Laurent Grasso Past: May 22 → September 23, 2012 Laurent Grasso has conceived his exhibition around the recurring concerns of his work, in which the relation to time and temporality becomes uncertain, as is the origin of the objects he creates. His exhibition devices always change the architecture of the host space and his pieces challenge the viewer’s perceptions.
Archives Eva Besnyö Past: May 22 → September 23, 2012 In 1930, when Eva Besnyö arrived in Berlin at the age of only twenty, a certificate of successful apprenticeship from a recognised Budapest photographic studio in her bag, she had made two momentous decisions already: to turn photography into her profession and to put fascist Hungary behind her for ever.
Archives Ai Weiwei Past: February 21 → April 29, 2012 “Ai Weiwei — Interlacing” is the first major exhibition of photographs and videos by Ai Weiwei. It foregrounds Ai Weiwei the communicator — the documenting, analyzing, interweaving artist who communicates via many channels. Ai Weiwei used especially photography since his return to Beijing, he has incessantly documented the everyday urban and social realities in China.
Archives Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) — Photographies Past: February 21 → April 29, 2012 With Berenice Abbott, urban experience is at the heart of the exhibition: in an America shaken by the Wall Street Crash, her images of 1930s New York convey her fascination with an urban landscape in the throes of dramatic change. Also known for championing the work of Eugène Atget, Abbott, who originally wanted to be sculptor, proved to be a great photographer of matter, space and light.
Archives Satellite 5 — Jimmy Robert, Langue matérielle Past: February 21 → April 29, 2012 Movement, appropriation, and poetic acts are at the center of his practice, which is developed through all sorts of media: performance, actions, films, photographs and publications. Robert explores a dialogue between his body and its representation, which explores the limits of the image as well as language and the gap amidst the two.
Archives Blow-up — Side effects Past: September 21, 2011 → March 15, 2012 Inspiré des stratégies d’infiltration artistiques dans les médias et les réseaux, « Blow-up » explore les espaces temporaires de visibilité qui s’ouvrent dans la sphère de l’infotainment. Les artistes invités réaliseront des interventions mettant en jeu des phénomènes d’infiltration, de réappropriation ou de parasitage, dans de multiples médias.
Archives Diane Arbus Past: October 18, 2011 → February 5, 2012 Diane Arbus revolutionized the art she practiced. Her bold subject matter and photographic approach produced a body of work that is often shocking in its purity, in its steadfast celebration of things as they are. Her gift for rendering strange those things we consider most familiar, and for uncovering the familiar.
Archives Audrey Cottin — Charlie & Sabrina, qui l’eût cru ? Past: October 18, 2011 → February 5, 2012 For Satellite series Audrey started several collaborations with her peers engaged in notions of authorship, form and performance. As a first gesture to assess what this potential collaboration may entail Audrey carried a series of lifting exercises: she shifted the position of object in space suspending it in air.
Archives Hantologie des colonies Past: October 8 → November 18, 2011 With a selection of both historically rare films and recent works made by contemporary artists, the series questions the irresolute nature of colonial history. By putting back into circulation long forgotten, lost or forbidden images or choosing to relate certain colonial motifs or events, these works demand an emancipation from and a critique of colonial studies heritage.
Archives Claude Cahun Past: May 24 → September 25, 2011 This exhibition at Jeu de Paume, the first one on such scale to be held in France for sixteen years, brings together a broad ensemble of major works, some of which are little known or have seldom been exhibited. It highlights both the diversity and the unity of the photographic work of Claude Cahun (1894-1954).
Archives Santu Mofokeng, chasseur d’ombres — 30 ans d’essais photographiques Past: May 24 → September 25, 2011 Well-known from his projects Black Photo Album/Look at me: 1890-1900s, Township Billboards: Beauty, sex and cell phones, Trauma Landscapes and Chasing Shadows, the South African artist took the opportunity of the invitation for this show and the production of his first comprehensive monograph, to delve deep into his artistic archive.
Archives France Fiction — Billes-Club Concordance Accident Past: May 24 → September 25, 2011 France Fiction pratique les réunions mystiques et la dissémination encyclopédique. Les utopies et la science-fiction sont parmi ses préoccupations centrales, de même que les traces des figures oubliées du passé, les futurs non-écrits et les points aveugles du savoir.
Archives Aernout Mik — Communitas Past: March 1 → May 8, 2011 Dans ses installations, Aernout Mik fait évoluer le spectateur entre une architecture captivante et des images hypnotiques, presque tactiles. Écran après écran, vidéo après vidéo, ses installations tracent des parcours dans lesquels le spectateur découvre des personnages qui paraissent se fondre à travers des actions répétitives.
Archives Société Réaliste — Empire, State, Building Past: March 1 → May 8, 2011 Le titre de l’exposition, « Empire, State, Building » évoque d’abord le nom d’un « bâtiment-temple-monument-œuvre », celui d’un célèbre gratte-ciel new-yorkais qui n’a cessé d’être depuis son achèvement en 1931, mythique et emblématique des États-Unis, mais aussi une source d’inspiration pour l’art du XXe siècle.
Archives Alex Cecchetti & Mark Geffriaud — The Police Return to the Magic Shop Past: March 1 → May 8, 2011 Imaginez un livre qui est grand ouvert, mais n’a pourtant ni couverture ni pages. Ses personnages changent d’apparence d’un chapitre à l’autre, se transformant en plantes d’espèces disparues, en machines nouvelles, ou en galaxies impossibles. Ils rencontrent des obstacles ou encore deviennent eux-mêmes l’un de ces obstacles.
Archives André Kertész Past: September 28, 2010 → February 6, 2011 There has never been a proper retrospective of the work of André Kertész in Europe. And yet he is one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. For the first time, this show will bring together a sizeable ensemble of prints and original documents covering the different periods of Kertész’s life and artistic career.
Archives Faux Amis — Une vidéothèque éphémère Past: September 28, 2010 → February 6, 2011 Une large sélection de vidéos mono bande qui explorent différents thèmes en rapport avec l’Histoire. Ces micro récits, articulés autour d’événements ou d’expériences personnelles, ébranlent les coïncidences ou les divergences qu’il peut y avoir avec le grand récit de l’Histoire. Il s’agit de révéler ici les pièges de l’histoire à travers les pratiques de la représentation.
Archives Feux de camp Past: June 29 → September 5, 2010 Afin de s’interroger sur les procédures actuelles de production, de diffusion, et de circulation des images, Bruno Serralongue est le commanditaire de ses propres reportages. Pour réaliser ses photographies, sa méthode consiste à glaner les informations publiées ou diffusées dans les médias : journaux, Internet, télévision…
Archives William Kentridge — Cinq thèmes Past: June 29 → September 5, 2010 L’artiste sud-africain William Kentridge connaît, dans les années 1990, une notoriété internationale grâce à une série de petits films d’animation dépeignant la vie quotidienne à l’époque de l’apartheid. Il élargit ensuite sa thématique, sortant de son environnement immédiat pour s’intéresser à d’autres conflits politiques.
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