Previous Visits (2018)


Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Icons of May 68: Pictures have a history.

"50 years after the events of May-June 1968, this exhibition goes back over the media construction of our collective visual memory. It follows the path of famous images such as the portrait made by Gilles Caron of Daniel Cohn-Bendit facing a member of the police riot (CRS) and the « Marianne de 68 » by Jean-Pierre Rey; to understand how and why the visual memory of May 68 was conveyed in black and white whereas the events were also covered in color by the press of the time; to discover that on the sidelines of periodicals, exhibitions and photographic screenings were organised and tried to be alternatives to representations disseminated by the major media..."

MAC VAL, Les Racines poussent aussi dans le béton, exhibition by Kader Attia. Attia will propose an initiatic exhibition built around two closely related notions: architecture and its relationship to bodies.


Cinémathèque Française, Chris Marker: les 7 vies d'un cinéaste.



Previous Visits



2017, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, La Bibliothèque, La nuit, a virtual reality exhibition by Robert Lepage and Ex Machina, based on Alberto Manguel’s The Library at Night

2017, Bibliothèque Richelieu. Birthplace of the BNF and recently reopened following years of refurbishment, the prestigious library now houses the National Art History collection

2017, Palais de Tokyo, DioramasHonoré de Balzac promoted the diorama as "the marvel of the century”. Following the tradition of 17th century magic lanterns, the invention of the diorama in the 19th century played a crucial role in the history of visual culture and mass spectacle.

2017, bookbinder Laurel Parker will open the doors to her studio near the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and talk about her practice, working on artists' books and alternative editions.

2016, BNF Rare Books Collection, presentation of Michel Butor’s artist books by curator Marie Minssieux-Chamonard

2016, Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève

2016, Palais de Tokyo, In this Vessel we Should be Kept, installation by Ayoung Kim (presented by the artist herself) and Rester Vivant exhibition by Michel Houellebecq