The American street photographer not revealed during her lifetime, Vivian Maier (1926-2009) leaves behind a sum of photographic archives that testify her curiosity for the world. A dive in the second half of the 20th century, between America, where she lived, and the Champsaur, this valley of the Hautes-Alpes where she returned for an initiatory journey on the lands of her ancestors. Today exhumed, her photos compose a superb and moving work, competing with the biggest names of the American street photography like the French humanistic photo. The museum exhibits this artist “out of frame” around a presentation of 140 images, views of New York and Chicago for the most part, but also Champsaur, not to mention some testimonies of her stay in 1959 in Grenoble.
The exhibition is produced in collaboration with diChroma photography and the courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York. The Vivian Maier French fund accessible thanks to the Vivian Maier Association and the Champsaur.
Holiday Workshops for kids:
For children from 8 to 12 years old.
Price: € 3.80.
Registration before 04 76 03 15 25. Number of limited places.
Self-portrait games in the manner of Vivian Maier
Friday, January 3, 2020 at 2:30 pm
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 2.30 pm
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 2.30 pm
Duration: 1h. Free. Number of limited places.
The Vivian Maier saga: another vision of the history of photography
Sylvie Hugues, artistic director and photography consultant, and Jean-Christophe Béchet, street photographer and author of books on photography.
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 18:30
The investigations they conducted around the “saga Vivian Maier” allow the two speakers to re-locate Vivian Maier in the context of American and French photography of the years 1950-1970, and to question her status as an amateur artist. The opportunity to revisit some issues that cross the art of photography and bring another look at this woman photographer of the 20th century.
Duration: 45 min. Followed by a signing session. Free. Access within the limits of available places.
A woman against the light
Gaëlle Josse, Notablia Publishing, 2019
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 18:30
Gaëlle Josse evokes the autobiographical story she composed about the life of Vivian Maier and the mystery that this photographer represents. This is the only French-language book on Vivian Maier to date.
Musée de l'Ancien Evêché
2 rue Très-Cloîtres, 38000 Grenoble, France
November 14, 2019 to March 15, 2020