Previous exhibitions

Shirin Neshat, I See You Holding Back The Tears, 2018 © Shirin Neshat. Courtesy Noirmontartproduction, Paris

Shirin Neshat "Looking for Oum Kulthum"

From 22 June to 25 August 2019

Two years after the unveiling of her movie Looking for Oum Kulthum during the 2017 Venice Mostra, Shirin Neshat displays at the Nuit des images 2019 the world premiere of the artworks from the eponymous series, a group of eight photographs and two videos. These artworks were created apart from the film, which relates the story of Mitra, an Iranian film director living in exile, who embarks on her dream project of making a film about the legendary Egyptian singer and diva Oum Kulthum.

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Yann Mingard, Everything is up in the air, thus our vertigo, Chapter « Evolution », A full mount maned lion, Evolution auction, Billingshurst, UK, November 25th 2015 © Yann Mingard / Courtesy Parrotta Contemporary Art

Yann Mingard. Everything is up in the air, thus our vertigo

From 29 May to 25 August 2019

Le projet Tant de choses planent dans l’air, d’où notre vertige a été conçu par le photographe suisse Yann Mingard entre 2015 et 2018. Il marque une nouvelle évolution de l’intérêt que porte l’artiste à la création de « diagnostics photographiques de la contemporanéité », en rapport avec des phénomènes naturels, technologiques et sociaux ainsi que leur impact sur notre état d’esprit actuel et celui du monde en général. L’exposition reflète l’engagement et le soutien constants du Musée de l’Elysée envers les artistes suisses émergents, ou déjà plus avancés dans leur carrière, comme ce fut le cas avec Nicolas Savary et Matthias Bruggmann. C’est par ailleurs une première en Europe.

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[Translate to English:] Martine Franck, Piscine conçue par Alain Capeillères, Le Brusc, été 1976 © Martine Franck / Magnum Photos

Martine Franck

From 20 February to 05 May 2019

Wishing to showcase the pioneering work of female photographers in the 20th century, the Musée de l’Elysée is presenting a major retrospective dedicated to Martine Franck (1938-2012). Conceived by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris and co-produced with the Musée de l’Elysée, this exhibition, exceptional in its scope, gathers almost 140 photographs, some of which have never been shown before and many of them chosen by the photographer herself.

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