October 15, 2013 - Jeu de Paume - Natacha Nisic and Erwin Blumenfeld
October 15, 2013

Natacha Nisic and Erwin Blumenfeld

Natacha Nisic, e, 2009. Video installation. Collection Fonds régional d’art contemporain Bretagne. © Natacha Nisic, 2013.

Natacha Nisic

Erwin Blumenfeld
Photographs, drawings and photomontages
Until 26 January 2013 

Jeu de Paume
1, place de la Concorde
75008 Paris


Natacha Nisic: Echo
The work of French artist Natacha Nisic explores the invisible, even magical relationships between images, words, interpretation, symbol and ritual. Her videos, photographs and drawings question the status of representation. They function as substrata of memory, memory torn between its value as proof and its loss. The exhibition presents several video installations created since 1995, including two new works specifically produced for the exhibition at the Jeu de Paume. Andrea in conversation tells the story of a young Bavarian woman converted to Korean shamanism and thus entrusted with ensuring the survival of this final pocket of cultural resistance. This work presents a fragmented vision of contemporary Korea in which the vestiges of different eras coexist. For f, the artist went to Fukushima two years after the catastrophe and filmed, thanks to a mirroring device, both the landscape of the disaster and the world where people’s lives go on.

Curators: the artist and Marta Gili

Erwin Blumenfeld: Photographs, drawings and photomontages
The Jeu de Paume presents a retrospective looking back at a lifetime of work by one of the leading European photographers of his generation, Erwin Blumenfeld (1897–1969). The exhibition reveals the full extent of his creative genius, bringing together more than 200 works from the late 1910s to the 1960s. Erwin Blumenfeld’s life and work impressively document the socio-political context of artistic development between the two World Wars, while highlighting the individual consequences of emigration. The exhibition encompasses the various media explored by the artist throughout his career: drawings, photographs, montages and collages. The now-classic motifs of his experimental black-and-white photographs can be seen alongside numerous self-portraits and portraits of famous and little-known people, fashion and advertising photographs, as well as early collages and photomontages, shedding fascinating light on the evolution of his photographic oeuvre.

Curator: Ute Eskildsen

The Jeu de Paume is subsidized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
It is supported by Neuflize Vie, its principal partner.


Natacha Nisic and Erwin Blumenfeld at Jeu de Paume
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