Hedy Lamarr — The Strange Woman


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Hedy Lamarr — The Strange Woman

Past: September 17, 2022 → January 21, 2023

La galerie noisy le sec 1 1 grid Hedy Lamarr, The Strange Woman — La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec La Galerie de Noisy-le-Sec présente une superbe exposition consacrée à la figure de Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000), actrice et égérie d’Ho... 2 - Bien Critique

This exhibition honours Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000), a woman whose extraordinary career took her from Austria to the studios of Hollywood, made her the most beautiful woman in the world, a glamorous actress, a decadent star, and the inventor of Wi-Fi, but also an artist, whose painting and drawing practice is not very well known.

Through this exhibition project, conceived with the artist Nina Childress, “Hedy Lamarr — The Strange Woman” invites twelve artists to share their visions of this exceptional woman. In keeping with the domestic architecture of La Galerie, the exhibition’s design paints a portrait of this “strange woman”, intertwining existing objects (photographs, paperbooks, souvenirs, and more) with works borrowed or produced for the occasion.

Hedy Lamarr’s impact on our collective imagination is put into context, with ideas opening up a wide panorama, from Vienna to Hollywood, even Noisy-le-Sec: decorative arts, iconography, a form of queer aesthetics, technology, fetishism, etc. From painting to video, and including photography and sculpture, each artist focuses on one aspect of the life of Hedy Lamarr, keeping alive the flame of this atypical icon, cultivating the memory of her unknown destiny.

Artists : Christophe Berhault, Florian Bézu, Jean-Luc Blanc, Nina Childress, franckDavid, Brice Dellsperger, Cyril Duret, Sylvie Fanchon, Marina Faust, Natacha Lesueur, Katrin Plavčak et Camille Vivier.

Curators: Marc Bembekoff and Nina Childress

  • Opening Friday, September 16, 2022 6 PM → 9 PM
  • Visite de l’exposition Event Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 4:30 PM

    Guided tour with the curators Marc Bembekoff and Nina Childress

    Part of the Journées du Patrimoine/Matrimoine

  • Projection et discussion autour du film documentaire Hedy Lamarr : From Extase to Wifi Event Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    Screening of Alexandra Dean’s documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017), followed by a discussion

    Le Trianon
    Place Carnot
    F-93230 Romainville
    +33 (0)1 83 74 56 00

    Part of the Journées du Patrimoine/Matrimoine

  • Bingo Drag Event Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 7 PM

    As a tribute to Hedy Lamarr, La Galerie is inviting Félicie Prine and Janine Tendo for an evening of drag queens based on Hollywood and all its decadent stars, with bingo and lipsynch

    Part of Nuit Blanche

    In partnership with Métropole du Grand Paris and TRAM, réseau art contemporain Paris / Île-de-France
    +33 (0)1 53 34 64 43 / taxitram@tram-idf.fr

  • Visite de l’exposition Event Sunday, October 9, 2022 2 PM → 6 PM

    Special opening of the exhibition
    Guided tour with the curators Marc Bembekoff and Nina Childress

    Part of the Rencontres artistiques de Noisy-le-Sec

  •  Une histoire de… l’art contemporain au pays d’Hollywood  Lecture Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 6:30 PM

    “Une histoire de… l’art contemporain au pays d’Hollywood”
    Talk by Marc Bembekoff

    Médiathèque Roger-Gouhier
    3 rue Jean Jaurès
    F-93130 Noisy-le-Sec
    +33 (0)1 83 74 57 61

  • Projection du film Hedy d’Andy Warhol Event Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 4:30 PM

    Screening of Andy Warhol’s film Hedy (1966)

  • Concert de Kinky Muppet Concert Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 6 PM

    Concert by Kinky Muppet

93 Seine-St-Denis Zoom in 93 Seine-St-Denis Zoom out

1 rue Jean-Jaurès

93130 Noisy-le-Sec

T. 01 49 42 67 17

Official website

Opening hours

Wednesday – Saturday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Saturday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Fermeture les jours fériés

Admission fee

Free entrance

The artists

  • Jean-Luc Blanc
  • Brice Dellsperger
  • Nina Childress
  • Natacha Lesueur
  • Florian Bézu
  • Sylvie Fanchon
  • Cyril Duret
  • Camille Vivier
  • Christophe Berhault
  • Marina Faust

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