About forty photographs by Raymond Depardon will be exhibited at the Musée d’Issy-les-Moulineaux from December 5, 2018 to June 30, 2019. This unique exhibition will offer a significant panorama of urban evolution and architectural innovation in Issy.
Until the summer of 2019, a major cultural event, “Métamorphoses: Issy is (re) inventing itself”, offers a significant panorama of the city’s urban evolution and architectural innovation in the 21st century.
“There is a link between architecture, economy, aesthetics and the human” for André Santini, former Minister, Mayor of Issy-les-Moulineaux, who attaches particular importance to the architectural choices that symbolize today Issy.
In a constrained setting, the attention paid to architectural projects is one of the assets displayed by the City. For architecture, often described as a social art, does not only bring “solidity, utility and beauty”, as described by Vitruvius, the Roman author of the famous treatise on architecture. For Jay Pritzker, who has given his name to the most prestigious architectural award in the world, “architecture is meant to transcend the simple need for shelter and security by becoming an artistic expression.”
A unique exhibition
The greatest French and international architects (Christian de Portzamparc, Jean Nouvel, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Daniel Libeskind, Winy Maas) changed Issy-les-Moulineaux by promoting the transformation of the industrial suburbs it used to be, as photographed by Robert Doisneau at the beginning of the 20th century, into a modern city, fully anchored in the heart of Greater Paris. This year the city is shown through the lens of another great name of photography, Raymond Depardon.
The Musée français de la Carte à Jouer has commissioned a series of photographs from the artist, whose photographic and cinematographic work has been awarded numerous prizes (Prix Louis-Delluc, César for best documentary film).
About forty photos have been selected for the exhibition entitled “Landscapes of Architecture – A walk in Issy by Raymond Depardon” presented from December 5, 2018 to June 30, 2019. The scenography will be signed Théa and Jean-Michel Alberola, artist and professor at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris.
About fifteen buildings and emblematic sites are particularly in the spotlight, including some designed by big names in international architecture, like the Vaisseau (“V-SO”) by Jean Nouvel (1992) and de Galéo (Bouygues Immobilier) by Christian de Portzamparc (2009).
For Raymond Depardon, “architecture allows us to confront our times, in a way that is both contemporary and down to earth (…) With this exhibition, I wish that Issy remains a laboratory, a city always at the forefront, especially in the field of planning, architecture. It is like a photograph of our modernity. The large-format photos will allow you to approach and observe the details, as on a table. I am convinced that we can think of the future by photographing the present. ”
A rich program
Several events accompany this exceptional exhibition on the transformation of a suburb into a modern and attractive city.
- Luminous fresco on the Town Hall: sound and light show on the facade of the Town Hall of Issy-les-Moulineaux around the theme “From Jean Nouvel to Daniel Libeskind, 30 years of innovation” from Sunday 27 to Tuesday, January 29, 2019
- Issy interviews: cycle of architectural conferences in 2019: 24/01 with Pascal Desfarges; 28/03 with Françoise Raynaud; 11/04 with Daniel Libeskind; 16/05 with Christian de Portzamparc; 06/06 with Salwa and Selma Mikou – the conferences will take place at 8 pm at the Issy-les-Moulineaux Town Hall
- What a story: a 12-step game for families to discover the city’s newest architectural buildings
For more information: http://www.museecarteajouer.com/
Musée français de la Carte à Jouer
16 Rue Auguste Gervais, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux France
December 05, 2018 to June 30, 2019