The astonishing black and white photos of Eli Lotar (1905 – 1969) are on show at the Jeu de Paume at the same time as a new video piece called Somniculus by artist Ali Cherri.
Here’s all the info.
French photographer and filmmaker Eli Lotar arrived in France from his native Romania in 1924 and quickly became one of the very first avant-garde Parisian photographers.
Mixing portraits and urban, industrial or maritime scenes, two rooms first show his work for the press, followed by examples of how his artistic and literary encounters influenced him.
Organised in collaboration with the Pompidou Centre, the exhibition brings together over a hundred prints only recently catalogued from over a dozen collections, as well as a hundred documents (films, magazines, books, letters…) to help you understand Lotar’s work.
Guided visits are available, there’s a cycle of films, and an official catalogue has been published (224 pages, 210 illustrations, 39€), available here from amazon.fr.
During the same period, video artist Ali Cherri presents a new work called Somniculus.
By making a parallel between humain and animal remains, ancient sculptures and religious objects, Ali Cherri wants to consider the museum not as a place for conserving objects, but as a space of representation where concepts are associated with objects.
A short catalogue of the piece has just been published to give you more info (14 pages, 14€), available here.
The Eli Lotar and Ali Cherri exhibitions are at the Jeu de Paume (here) from 14th February – 28 May 2017
Open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-7pm (9pm Tuesdays). Closed Mondays and public holidays
Admission: 10€ / 7.50€