This inaugural exhibition signals the place of the collections of the Musée de l’Elysée in the new programming devised by Tatyana Franck: Anonymity Today weaves a common thread binding a variety of outstanding works, some of which were specially acquired for the occasion. The subtitle of the exhibition, A Short Photographic Grammar of Urban Life, coined by the curator Pauline Martin, situates the spectral gaze in the field of sociology, since many anthropologists have studied the modern city along with the solitude, anguish, and exclusion it epitomizes.
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