Paris, 23 July 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA)
The Jeu de Paume in Paris has announced its new programme: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Muntadas, Filipa César, Alessandro Ludovico and activities for the young public.
From 16 October 2012 to 20 January 2013, the Jeu de Paume will be organising three spectacular exhibitions. In collaboration with Madrid’s Fundación MAPFRE and the Fundación Televisa de Mexico, the Parisian museum will be displaying works by Mexican photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo. A press release on 23 July called the latter one of photography’s most renowned and outstanding myths, and his work an essential milestone of Mexican culture. Bravo’s photography has often been perceived as an exotic drift of avant-garde Surrealism. The selection of 150 photographs to be put on display at the Jeu de Paume will take a fresh look at the Mexican artist’s work and unveils lesser-known aspects of his photography.
Muntadas (born in 1942 in Barcelona) is internationally renowned as a pioneer of conceptual art and media. In collaboration with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía de Madrid, the Jeu de Paume will be featuring a solo exhibition for the Spanish artist entitled “Entre/Between”. Since the 70s, Muntadas has worked with diverse techniques such as performance, video, photography, installation, multimedia, publication, Internet and public art. As stated in a press release, his work elaborates upon a discourse on visible and invisible communication and power systems in a world dominated by mass media, hyperconsumption, and constant technologic advancement .
Filipa César’s exhibition (born in 1975 in Porto, Portugal) is a part of her research project on the cinematographic production’s origins in Guinea-Bissau, former colony of her home country.
From 23 October 2012 to March 2014, a new exhibition in the digital space, suggested by Alessandro Ludovico, will be on display. “Erreur d’impression. Publier à l’ère du numérique” (Printing error. Publishing in the digital era) will gather international artists and collectives including Gregory Chatonsky, Benjamin Gaulon aka Recyclism, Olia Lialina, Julian Oliver, Danja Vasiliev, Jonathan Puckey, DuroSport Electronics and Do it yourself book scanner. Throughout a selection of online works, the exhibition emphasizes on the development of printed medias and its consequences on the information transmission and the content preservation.
During the fall exhibitions at Jeu de Paume, the museum invites kids and their parents to participate in free workshops dealing with varied subjects such as the photography history, portrait, shadows and light. Moreover, on every last Saturday of the month, workshops will be put in place, allowing the kids to create their own works.
Text courtesy of the Art Media Agency (AMA)