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Exhibition - Doisneau and Music

Exhibition - Doisneau and music

Until 04/28/2019

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Robert Doisneau’s career was punctuated with musical encounters that caught his artist’s eye. From …

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Robert Doisneau’s career was punctuated with musical encounters that caught his artist’s eye. From local dances to brass bands and cabarets, he crossed paths with the jazz musicians and stars of his era. His photographs of these instances, many of which have never been shown to the public, are gathered for the first time in this exhibition.

Like an ethnographer of his era, Robert Doisneau’s curiosity took him everywhere. Armed with his inseparable camera, he criss-crossed Paris and its suburbs in every direction. From local dances to brass bands and cabarets, he crossed paths with the jazz musicians and stars of his era. A true showman, for whom every picture had to be staged, he happily took orders from newspapers to immortalise Georges Brassens, Juliette Gréco, Charles Aznavour, Claude François…not to mention his good friend, the cellist Maurice Baquet.

Maurice, lifelong friend and accomplice to the wandering rambles of the photographer, and his cello were wonderful models. Over a hundred photographs are assembled here. Beyond the jokes and laughs it inspires, the exhibition brings together the magic of the artist’s work: montages, trick photography, collages, distortions and fragmentations.
Far from the nostalgia, the exhibition shows us a different, unexpected side of the photographer: a man resolutely facing the future, happy to immortalise a new generation of musicians in the 1980s, with the likes of Rita Mitsouko or Les Négresses vertes.

All of these photos show us a man at work who spent his life seeking out the unpredictable and the surprising. Designed by the photographer’s granddaughter Clémentine Deroudille, who also curated the Barbara exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris, this joyful promenade is set to music by Moriarty and staged by Stephan Zimmerli, musician and graphic artist of the band.

The half-price ticket for the temporary exhibitions of the Philharmonie de Paris – Musée de la Musique is included in the Paris Region Pass - Experience.

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Opening days and times

  • From Tuesday to Friday: 12 to 6 pm

  • Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm

  • Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

Tickets and prices

  • The exhibition ticket also gives access to the Musée de la musique’s permanent collection.

  • Access on the date of your visit. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free without a ticket.

Visits

  • Admission to the exhibition is possible during the half-hour following the time shown on this ticket. After that, you no longer have priority access.

  • The exhibition will live on afterwards in the permanent collection of the Musée de la musique, with an original hanging of pictures interspersed throughout the different sections.

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