Voici Paris. Photographic modernities, 1920-1950. Collection of Christian Bouqueret

Maar Dora (Markovitch Henriette Théodora, dit).
© Adagp, Paris.
Assia, 1934.
Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret.
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle Moral Jean.
© Brigitte Moral SAIF Paris.
Bubi, vers 1929.
Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret.
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle Masclet Daniel.
© Succession Daniel Masclet.
La Belle Ténébreuse, vers 1926.
Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret.
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle Krull Germaine.
© Musée Folkwang, Essen.
Etude publicitaire pour Paul Poiret, 1926.
Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret.
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle Kessels Willy.
© Adagp, Paris.
Autoportrait, 1932.
Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret.
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle Blumenfeld Erwin.
© Henry & Yorick Blumenfeld and Yvette Blumenfeld Georges Deeton (the latter courtesy Art+Commerce, NYC and Galerie Kicken Berlin).
Portrait de Manina Jouffroy, vers 1936.
Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret.
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle Man Ray (Radnitzky Emmanuel, dit).
© Man Ray Trust / Adagp, Paris.
Lampshade.
(Abat-jour), vers 1925.
Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret.
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle Krull Germaine.
© Estate Germaine Krull, Muserum Folkwang, Essen.
Selbstporträt mit Ikarette [Autoportrait avec Ikarette]
(Autoportrait à l’Ikarette), 1925.
Photographie épreuve collée sur carton.
Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret.
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle

Maar Dora (Markovitch Henriette Théodora, dit). © Adagp, Paris. Assia, 1934. Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris. Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle

Moral Jean. © Brigitte Moral SAIF Paris. Bubi, vers 1929. Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris. Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle

Masclet Daniel. © Succession Daniel Masclet. La Belle Ténébreuse, vers 1926. Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris. Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle

Krull Germaine. © Musée Folkwang, Essen. Etude publicitaire pour Paul Poiret, 1926. Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris. Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle

Kessels Willy. © Adagp, Paris. Autoportrait, 1932. Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris. Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle

Blumenfeld Erwin. © Henry & Yorick Blumenfeld and Yvette Blumenfeld Georges Deeton (the latter courtesy Art+Commerce, NYC and Galerie Kicken Berlin). Portrait de Manina Jouffroy, vers 1936. Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris. Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle

Man Ray (Radnitzky Emmanuel, dit). © Man Ray Trust / Adagp, Paris. Lampshade. (Abat-jour), vers 1925. Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris. Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle

Krull Germaine. © Estate Germaine Krull, Muserum Folkwang, Essen. Selbstporträt mit Ikarette [Autoportrait avec Ikarette] (Autoportrait à l’Ikarette), 1925. Photographie épreuve collée sur carton. Achat grâce au mécénat de Yves Rocher, 2011. Ancienne collection Christian Bouqueret. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris. Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle

Moscow, 21.II.2013—26.V.2013

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In 2011 the Centre Pompidou made one of the major acquisitions for its photography collections. With the support of Yves Rocher there was acquired over 7,000 images from the exceptional set of Christian Bouqueret — a famous collector, a gallerist and a critic. The Multimedia Art Museum presents the selection of 237 images from this unique collection.

In 2011 the Centre Pompidou made one of the major acquisitions for its photography collections. With the support of Yves Rocher there was acquired over 7,000 images from the exceptional set of Christian Bouqueret — a famous collector, a gallerist and a critic. The Multimedia Art Museum presents the selection of 237 images from this unique collection.

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Press conference. Claire de Braekeleer (British Council), Vasiliy Minakov (Renault), Clément Chéroux (Centre Pompidou), Olga Sviblova, Igor Sokologorskiy, Julian Sander, Priska Pasquer (Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne) and Anna Zaitseva Clément Chéroux (Centre Pompidou), Olga Sviblova, Igor Sokologorskiy and Julian Sander Olga Sviblova and Clément Chéroux (Centre Pompidou) Julian Sander, Priska Pasquer (Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne) and Clément Chéroux (Centre Pompidou) Jean de Gliniasty (Ambassador of France to Russia) Vlad Lisovets Vyacheslav Zaitsev Irina and Sergey Shestakov Olga Sviblova and Alexander Ponomarev Kira Sacarello and Vasiliy Tseriteli Alexander Udin Priska Pasquer (Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne) Julian Sander Sofia Trotsenko Olga Sviblova and Anton Kudryashov (Beeline) Grigoriy Yaroshenko Serge Golovach Yan Yanovskiy Anzor Kankulov Clément Chéroux (Centre Pompidou)

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This selection features not only works of such outstanding world photographers as Man Rey, Brassai, Andrе Kertеsz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dora Maar, Germaine Krull, René Clair, but also has photos of a French painter Fernand Léger and a Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel. At the same time, this exhibition presents works of authors who are not yet widely known in the history of French and world photography, such as Pierre Jamet.

The exhibition «This is Paris!» is presented by two famous curators. Quentin Bajac was Chief Curator of Photography at the Center Pompidou and in January 13 The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, New York) has selected him as its next Chief Curator of Photography. Clement Cheroux is a French critic and curator, he was appointed as Chief Curator of Photography at the Pompidou Center instead of Quentin Bajac. This exhibition was a great success in Paris in Autumn 2012 and right after its closing came to the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow.

For the first time ever the exhibition «This is Paris!» offers such a wide panorama of creative photography in France, covering the years 1920-1950. At that time Paris attracted many artists from all over the world. An American writer Gertrude Stein called Paris «the place to be». Young Brassai wrote to his parents that Paris is the only place «that could suit [him]». Between the two World Wars Paris was transformed into cosmopolitan art society where worked not only French artists and photographers, but also Americans, Russians, Hungarians, Germans, Japanese...The city of Paris with it’s endless diversity gave everybody the possibility to find their own way. All these made Paris a magnet for the most talented artists of the international art scene.

In comparison to Russia and Germany, Parisian modernism is neither homogeneous, nor consistent. There were so many bright individuals among those who worked in Paris between 1920-1950 that it made impossible to distinguish a leader of this whole movement.

The exhibition «This is Paris!» based on the Christian Bouqueret’s photography collection presents a unique overview of aesthetic paradigms and their change. The overview opens with the surrealists and «New Vision» («L’oeil nouveau») they have on modernity. The second section is devoted to the 1930s and illustrates how the 1929 world economic crisis had influenced the photography. In the third part, the press, the first place for photographers to express themselves and be published, becomes «The modern picture book». A source of income, newspapers as well as books and advertising enable photographers to conduct even more elaborate experiments on image and form. The fourth section speaks for itself: «Inside vision». Here photographers explore the human eye phenomena, widening the technical possibilities of the photography. The exhibition ends on a «Return to order», when many photographers take the opposite approach to the surrealists’ «New Vision» by returning to the real world.

The exhibition «This is Paris!» represents a new overview of Paris from 1920 to 1950, when the city was turned into the multinational and multicultural centre of creativity.

The exhibition is organized by Pompidou Centre, Paris

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The Centre Pompidou acquired Christian Bouqueret collection with the support of

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