Vivre! Under the gaze of agnès b.

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Vivre! Under the gaze of agnès b.

The Palais de la Porte Dorée, the building of the Immigration Museum, is hosting a selection from the art collection of agnès b. A sensitive look at the history of those who have come from elsewhere.

Agnès b. is a major figure on the French art scene: apart from the creation of her clothing brand in 1973, she has also been a gallery owner since 1983. She has gathered a unique collection of contemporary art over the years, that her endowment fund keeps alive and kicking by lending many works for exhibitions around the world (such as the C/O Berlin in 2008 and the Lille Métropole Museum in 2015).

For the first time in Paris, she is showing a selection of works—photographs, installations, paintings, and videos—chosen by Sam Stourdzé, director of the Rencontres d'Arles and curator of the exhibition, around 11 themes, enriched by works from the Immigration Museum's own contemporary art collection. Don't miss this original way of confronting the visions of Claude Lévêque, Henri Cartier-Bresson and John Giorno with those of Mona Hatoum, Kader Attia and Chéri Samba on the subjects of childhood, love, and identity.

Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration
293, avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris

From 18 October 2016 to 8 January 2017


Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on weekends until 7:00 p.m.