Some 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 (a suburb in the south of Paris).
Until the summer of 2019, a major cultural event, “Métamorphoses: Issy is (re) invented”, 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 intended to transcend the simple need for shelter and security by becoming an artistic expression. ”
The greatest French and international architects (Christian de Portzamparc, Jean Nouvel, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Daniel Libeskind, Winy Maas) transform Issy-les-Moulineaux transformed the industrial suburb photographed by Robert Doisneau at the beginning of the 20th century into a modern city, fully anchored in the heart of Greater Paris, which is offered this year to another great name in photography, Raymond Depardon.
The French Museum of the Playing Card 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).
Some 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.
Some 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 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 avant-garde, particularly in the field of planning and architecture. It is like the photograph of our modernity.
The large format photos will allow you to approach to observe the details, as in a painting. I am convinced that we can think of the future by photographing the present. ”
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