On the occasion of the exhibition Anonymous, Urban Life in Contemporary Photography the Musée de l’Elysée offers visitors a guide booklet to accompany them through the exhibition and encourage them to continue thinking about it after they leave. The detailed articles for each section and a text about each artist will give visitors an in-depth understanding of the exhibition.
To what extent do modern cities accommodate people as individuals? It is often said that today’s big cities are anonymous, swarming human masses in which individual citizens drown. However, the isolation within the mass of urban anonymity varies greatly. While it can be an excluding factor when the city does not want to recognize the individual – too poor or too different – it also offers millions of people the freedom to live in harmony side by side. Curated from the Musée de l’Elysée’s collections, the exhibition Anonymous, Urban Life in Contemporary Photography explores various contemporary representations of anonymity in the city and its consequences on the human figure. Throughout its history, photography has studied city life, of which it forms a central part.
Under the direction of Pauline Martin
Musée de l’Elysée, 108 pages, 2016
Bilingual French / English
13 x 21 cm
978 288 350 111 9
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