HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON | YOUSSEF NABIL

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON. Le Grand Jeu.

From 11 July to 10 January 2021.

Organised by palazzo Grassi with the National Library of France, in collaboration with the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, this exhibition compares the viewpoint of five curators on the work of this famed photographer (1908 – 2004), a pioneer of photo-reporting, and particularly on the “Master Collection”, a selection of 385 pictures which the artist chose at the beginning of the Seventies, requested by his collector friends Jean and Dominique de Menil, as being the most significant within his opus. The exhibition project is conceived and coordinated by Matthieu Humery.

YOUSSEF NABIL. Once Upon A Dream.

From 11 July to 10 January 2021.

A monographic exhibition by curators Matthieu Humery and Jean-Jacques Aillagon, dedicated to artist Youssef Nabil (Cairo, 1972), to whom the first exhibition floor is reserved, will accompany the exhibition dedicated to Henri Cartier-Bresson.

These photographs – created with the traditional Egyptian technique widely used for family photo-portraits and for the film posters once populating the streets in Cairo – subsequently hand-painted by the author himself, convey the suggestiveness of a legendary Egypt, between symbolism and abstraction, touching on complex subjects in Egyptian identity across themed sections.

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