June 29, 2009 - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) - Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many Faces
June 29, 2009

Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many Faces

Wen Fang
Coiffure in lace for Isabelle Huppert
2009
Photography of the actress printed on hair, frame in
iron and old scissors
130 x 140 cm

Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many Faces
June 19 – July 19, 2009

798 Art District, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Lu
Chaoyang District
Beijing P.R.China, 100015

www.ucca.org.cn

UCCA presents Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many Faces, an ambitious photo show initiated by the Museum of Modern Art / P.S.1, New York, for the first time in China. The exhibition gathers 120 photo and video portraits of French actress Isabelle Huppert created by a multi-generational and international group of leading photographers. For this unique Chinese issue, organized as part of the ‘Croisements Festival’, the project includes new works by the upcoming generation of Chinese artists such as Yang Fudong, Wen Fang and Shi Xiaofan.

“The idea of having young Chinese photographers giving their very own creative vision of a legendary French star broadens the ‘Huppert myth’ and gives it an unprecedented resonance in China. We are glad to be the place where the two worlds meet”, Jérôme Sans, UCCA Director and co-curator of Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many Faces.

The works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edouard Boubat, Nan Goldin, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Robert Franck, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, Roni Horn, Juergen Teller, Helmut Newton, Robert Wilson and many others are inspired by Isabelle Huppert’s dynamic, challenging and powerful presence in her movie roles and act as a tribute to her prolific, thirty-year acting career.

Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many Faces has already been presented in over seven important institutions, including the Musée d’art Moderne/Couvent des Cordeliers in Paris, the Galerie C/O in Berlin, the Gallery of the Botanical Garden in Madrid, the Gemeentemuseum of Den Haag in The Netherlands and the Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo.

The 250,000 plus visitors who have visited the show so far confirm the public’s interest in this exhibition, which can be further described as a ‘history of the photographic portrait in the last decades of the 20th Century’.

This exhibition is organized as part of the ”Croisements Festival” with the support of the French Embassy in Beijing. It is produced by Joany Edition.

The ”Croisements Festival” ( www.faguowenhua.com ) has been taking place every year since 2006. Organized by the French Embassy, it aims at promoting exchanges and collaborative works between Chinese and French artists and cultural institutions.

A catalogue accompanying the exhibition includes written portraits by Susan Sontag and Elfriede Jelinek.

Photographers:
Richard AVEDON, Antoine d’AGATA, Arnaud BAUMANN, Carole BELLAICHE, Edouard BOUBAT, Jean-Christian BOURCART, Guy BOURDIN, Jérôme BREZILLON, René BURRI, Henri CARTIER-BRESSON, Ronald CHAMMAH, Jean-Philippe CHARBONNIER, Pénélope CHAUVELOT, Michel COMTE, Roger CORBEAU, Bruce DAVIDSON, Patrick DEMARCHELIER, Raymond DEPARDON, Philip-Lorca diCORCIA, Rineke DIJKSTRA, Robert DOISNEAU, Claudine DOURY, Richard DUMAS, William EGGLESTON, Elliott ERWITT, Patrick, FAIGENBAUM, Martine FRANCK, Robert FRANK, Leonard FREED, Claude GASSIAN, Nan GOLDIN, Lucien, HERVE, Noelle HOEPPE, Robin HOLLAND, Roni HORN, Frank HORVAT, Dominique ISSERMANN, Douglas KIRKLAND, Thomas KLAUSMANN, Nick KNIGHT, Josef KOUDELKA, Brigitte LACOMBE, Sylvie LANCRENON, Jacques Henri LARTIGUE, William LAXTON, Ange LECCIA, Annie LEIBOVITZ, Peter LINDBERGH, Anne-Marie MIEVILLE, Jean-Baptiste MONDINO, Sarah MOON, Pete MOSS, Helmut NEWTON, Gueorgui PINKHASSOV, Sylvia PLACHY, Bernard PLOSSU, Len PRINCE, Guy LE QUERREC, Marc RIBOUD’, Herb RITTS, Karin ROCHOLL, Willy RONIS, Paolo ROVERSI, Lise SARFATI, Ferdinando SCIANNA, Jeanloup SIEFF, Hedi SLIMANE, Studio HARCOURT, Hiroshi SUGIMOTO, Juergen TELLER, Michel VANDEN EECKHOUDT, Pascal VICTOR, George WHITEAR, Joel-Peter WITKIN, Hugues de WURSTEMBERGER, Quentin SHIH, WEN Fang, YANG Fudong

Videasts:
Gary HILL
Benoît ROSEL
Robert WILSON

Sponsors and Partners for the production
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs / French Embassy in Beijing
Cultures France
Dupon Digital Lab
Air France
Martell
Sofitel Wanda

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