Mapplethorpe-Rodin exhibition at the Musée Rodin
from 8th April – 21st September 2014

In tandem with the retrospective at the Grand Palais, the Rodin Museum compares 50 sculptures by Rodin with over a hundred photos by Mapplethorpe to show their similarities. Very interesting!

Here’s all the info.
Exposition Mapplethorpe-Rodin au Musée Rodin du 8 avril au 21 septembre 2014Rodin and Mapplethorpe may not have has exactly the same approach, but the similarities in their work are nonetheless striking. An obsession for the physique (masculine for one, feminine for the other) is obvious.

The exhibition uses seven themes to explain the links between the two artists (black and white / shaed and light, eroticism and damnation, movement and tension…)

Exposition Mapplethorpe-Rodin au Musée Rodin du 8 avril au 21 septembre 2014
© Musée Rodin. photo C. Baraja

Apart from the usual guided visits, an interesting event is on offer (if you understand a bit of French) – an hour-long ‘theatrical read’ enticingly called “Mapplethorpe, the eyes of a fire stealer” (in French) with singer Sapho and actor Charles Gonzalès.

An official catalogue is also being published (256 pages, 40€ here at amazon.fr)
Exposition Mapplethorpe-Rodin au Musée Rodin du 8 avril au 21 septembre 2014The exhibition Mapplethorpe-Rodin is at the Musée Rodin (here) from 8th April – 21st September 2014

Opene every day except Mondays from 10am – 5.45pm

Admission: 10.80€ / 8.80€

Joint ticket with the exhibition at the Grand Palais: 16€

Official site: www.musee-rodin.fr

Facebook: facebook.com/museerodin

Twitter: twitter.com/MuseeRodinParis

French-speakers can consult the full press release below. Click the fullscreen button under the image below, or simply click here.