For photography lovers: exhibitions this winter and spring

DAVID LYNCH « SMALL STORIES »
Maison Européenne de la photographie
January 15th to March 16th
The Maison Européenne de la Photographie gave David Lynch carte blanche for an exhibition.  « Small stories » consists of forty black and white photographs made specially for the show.  Unfortunately, we do not know much more details.  Knowing the world of David Lynch, we are curious to see what small stories he created around those photographies.
David Lynch MEP
Maison Européenne de la photographie
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 8pm (tickets on sale until 7.30pm).
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
http://www.mep-fr.org/english

JOAN FONTCUBERTA « CAMOUFLAGES »
Maison Européenne de la photographie
January 15th to March 16th
Joan Fontcuberta is a renowned conceptual photographer as well as a writer, editor, curator and a teacher.
Throughout his career he has received several distinctions, such as being ordained Knight of Arts and Letters in 1994, by the French Ministry of Culture or receiving the UK Year of Photography and Electronic Image Grant Award by the Arts Council England in 1997. In 2013, he has been awarded with the prestigious Hasselblad Photography Prize.
The European House of Photography (MEP) highlights the creation of an artist who plays with scientific, media or religious truths through nine series presented as modules, as well as a tenth project consisting of portraits.
Joan Fontcuberta
Maison Européenne de la photographie
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 8pm (tickets on sale until 7.30pm).
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
http://www.mep-fr.org/english

ROBERT ADAMS « THE PLACE WE LIVE »
Jeu de Paume
February 11th to May 18th
Robert Adams has been considered one of the most important and influential chroniclers of the American West. The exhibition “Robert Adams: The Place We Live“ reflects Adams’ longstanding interest in tragic relationship between man and nature and his quest to find redeeming light and beauty in a deteriorating landscape. With more than two hundred and fifty pictures chosen from twenty–one series, this retrospective presents for the first time the diverse aspects of his epic body of work and each of the photographer’s major projects.
Taken as a whole, the photographs in this exhibition highlight the photographer’s commitment to present the wealth of beauty in our natural surroundings and to underscore our obligation as citizens to protect our environment, not only in the American West, but in the broader world.
Viewers will be guided through the exhibition by short texts taken from the photographer’s writings.
Robert Adams Jeu de Paume
Jeu de Paume
1 place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris
Tuesday: 11am – 9pm
Wednesday – Sunday 7pm
Closed Mondays
http://www.jeudepaume.org

COMING INTO FASHION: A CENTURY OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY AT CONDÉ NAST
Palais Galliera, Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris
March 1st to May 25th 
After reopening with the exhibition of Azzedine Alaia, the Palais Galliera pays tribute to some of the best fashion photographers with “coming into fashion: a century of fashion photography at Condé Nast.
For a century, Conde Nast, editor of magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour or W, played a big role in the fashion world and photography. The exhibition draws on the archives of Condé Nast, bringing together about 150 prints from leading fashion photographers from 1918 through to the present day.
The very first photographer employed by the group was Baron Adolf de Meyer, to be followed by Edward Steichen, George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst P. Horst, Cecil Beaton, Erwin Blumenfeld and Irving Penn. Then, from the 1950s onwards, Guy Bourdin, William Klein, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Miles Aldridge…
The exhibition is an opportunity to rediscover the work of some ninety photographers. The photographs are also accompanied by about fifteen haute couture items from the collections of the Palais Galliera.

Conde Nast  Palais Galliera

Clifford Coffin, Vogue ©1949CondéNast

Palais Galliera
10 avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie 75116 Paris – Tél : 01 56 52 86 00
Every day except Mondays 10am to 6pm
Late opening on thursdays until 9pm
http://www.palaisgalliera.paris.fr

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON
Centre George Pompidou
February 12th to June 9th

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) is one of the most original, accomplished, influential, and beloved figures in the history of photography. After World War II and his first museum show in 1947, he joined Robert Capa and others in founding the Magnum photo agency, which enabled photojournalists to reach a broad audience through magazines such as Life while retaining control over their work. Ten years after his death, the Centre Pompidou is bringing together more than 350 photographs, films, documents and other archives.
Henri Cartier Bresson Pompidou
Centre George Pompidou
Rue Saint-Martin
4e Paris
Every day except tuesdays 11am-9pm (last entry 8pm)

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE
Grand Palais

March 26th to July 13th

Robert Mapplethorpe was one of the great masters of art photography. Born in Queens, in 1963, Mapplethorpe enrolled at Pratt Institute, where he studied drawing, painting, and sculpture. He also experimented with various materials in mixed-media collages, including images cut from books and magazines. In 1970, he acquired a Polaroid camera and began producing his own photographs to incorporate into the collages. That same year he and Patti Smith moved into the iconic Chelsea Hotel. He produced highly stylised black and white portraits, nudes and still lifes. His provocative and powerful work has established him as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition presents the classic dimension of the artist’s work and his search for aesthetic perfection, through over 200 images that span his career from the early 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.
Robert Mapplethorpe Grand Palais
Grand Palais
Every day except Tuesdays from 10am to 8pm
Late opening Wednesdays 10pm
www.grandpalais.fr

MAPPLETHORPE-RODIN
April 8th to September 21st

Musée Rodin
The Musée Rodin will also be “hosting” an exhibition on Robert Mapplethorpe. This exhibition presents 50 sculptures by Rodin and a collection of 102 photographs by Mapplethorpe, in a bold dialogue revealing the enduring nature of these great artists’ favorite themes and subjects. The curators have chosen seven themes, common to the work of both, revealing connections in form, theme and aesthetic. Movement and Tension, Black and White/Light and Shadow, Eroticism and Damnation are just some of the major issues running through the works of the two artists.
The Musée Rodin is still one of our favorite museums in Paris and we just love the fact that they prepared such an interesting exhibition!
Musée Rodin
79 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris
Every day except Mondays from 10am to 5:45pm
Late opening on Wednesday until 8:45pm
www.musee-rodin.fr

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