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Close combat: History(ies) of Photography Exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris from September 6, 2023, to March 25, 2024

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"Corps à Corps" Exhibition, Photography Histories
From September 6, 2023, to March 25, 2024

Christer Strömholm, "España 164 B," 1958-1959 © Christer Strömholm Estate / Agence Vu' Marin Karmitz collection Photographic reproduction Florian Kleinefenn

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What to expect

Close combat: The soul of photography revealed

The universe of photography unfolds from a new perspective through the captivating exhibition Close combat, History(ies) of Photography, which will illuminate the hearts of visual art enthusiasts from September 6, 2023, to March 25, 2024. Presented in Gallery 2, Level 6, this masterful exhibition brings together over five hundred photographs and documents from the archives of around one hundred and twenty photographers, whether historical or contemporary.

Organized in partnership between the National Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou, and the private collection of the famous collector and filmmaker Marin Karmitz, "Close combat" transcends traditional categories of photography. It plunges the viewer into a journey through time and space, revealing common obsessions, unique ways of seeing, and fascinating correspondences between the artists.

The exhibition defies conventions by exploring the subtleties of photographic representation. It transcends the limits of classical categories such as "portrait," "self-portrait," "nude," or even so-called "humanistic" photography. Instead, it focuses on how artists approach their subjects and develop a distinctive style.

As you explore the exhibited works, a central question emerges: what is the photographer's responsibility in creating identities and their visibility? Each displayed image tells a story, explores individualities, and examines human relationships. Photographers, whether famous or unknown, reveal themselves as critical observers of our world, documenting societal transformations and shifts in self-perception.

"Close combat" invites you to dive into a kaleidoscope of emotions, reflections, and inquiries. You will discover how photography, by capturing fleeting moments of human life, can illuminate the deepest aspects of our existence. The exhibited works echo different eras, diverse artistic movements, and demonstrate how photography has evolved over decades to become a mirror of our perpetually changing humanity.

The exhibition is open to the public from September 6, 2023, to March 25, 2024. The hours are generous, with opening times from 11 am to 9 pm from Monday to Sunday, and extended to 11 pm on Thursdays. Please note that the gallery is closed on Tuesdays, providing visitors with six days a week to explore this unique collection.

To fully enjoy this immersive experience, reservation is highly recommended. Tickets are priced at €17, offering privileged access to this exceptional gathering of photographic art.

"Close combat, History(ies) of Photography" is more than just an exhibition; it is an invitation to contemplate our world through the lens of generations of talented photographers. It is an exploration of the mysteries of the human soul, captured and immortalized by the art of photography. Don't miss this opportunity to discover the unique visions that have shaped our perception of the modern world.

Schedule

From September 15th 2023 to March 25th 2024
- From Friday to Wednesday: 11:00 am, 11:15 am, 11:30 am, 11:45 am, 12:00 pm, 12:15 pm, 12:30 pm, 12:45 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:15 pm, 1:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:15 pm, 2:30 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:15 pm, 3:30 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:15 pm, 4:30 pm, 4:45 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:15 pm, 5:30 pm, 5:45 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:15 pm, 6:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 7:00 pm
- On Thursday: 11:00 am, 11:15 am, 11:30 am, 11:45 am, 12:00 pm, 12:15 pm, 12:30 pm, 12:45 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:15 pm, 1:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:15 pm, 2:30 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:15 pm, 3:30 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:15 pm, 4:30 pm, 4:45 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:15 pm, 5:30 pm, 5:45 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:15 pm, 6:30 pm, 6:45 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:15 pm, 7:30 pm, 7:45 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:15 pm, 8:30 pm, 8:45 pm, 9:00 pm
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Map

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Address
Place Georges-Pompidou
75004 Paris
Parking lot
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Rivoli - Sebastopol, 1 Rue Pernelle - 75004 Paris
Sebastopol, 39 Boulevard de Sébastopol - 75001 Paris
Public transportation
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11Rambuteau
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ABChâtelet-Les Halles
DChatelet les Halles
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29Centre Georges Pompidou
3847Les Halles - Centre Georges Pompidou

Common questions

When is the "Corps à corps, Histoire(s) de la photographie" exhibition taking place at the Centre Pompidou?

The exhibition runs from September 6, 2023, to March 25, 2024.

Where is the Centre Pompidou located?

The Centre Pompidou is situated in Paris, in the heart of the Beaubourg district, in the 4th arrondissement.

How can I get to the Centre Pompidou using public transportation?

You can take metro line 11 and get off at the Rambuteau station, which is the closest to the Centre Pompidou. The Centre is also served by several bus lines.

What are the opening hours of the exhibition?

The exhibition is open from Monday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Thursdays until 11 p.m. It is closed on Tuesdays.

5. How much do tickets for the "Corps à corps" exhibition cost?

Tickets are priced at €17.

Are there discounts for students, seniors, or children?

Discounts are available for students, seniors, and children at the Centre Pompidou's ticket office. The reduced rate is €14.

Is it necessary to book in advance to visit the exhibition?

Yes, it is highly recommended to book your tickets in advance to ensure access to the exhibition, given its popularity.

How much time is needed to fully explore the "Corps à corps" exhibition?

The duration of the visit may vary based on your interest, but plan for at least 1 to 2 hours to discover the exhibition as a whole.

Can photos be taken inside the exhibition?

Generally, non-flash photography is allowed, but it is advisable to follow on-site instructions.

10. Is the "Corps à corps" exhibition suitable for children?

Yes, the exhibition can be adapted for children, but some content may be more suitable for teenagers and adults.

11. Can souvenirs related to the exhibition be purchased on-site?

Yes, a souvenir shop is usually available inside the Centre Pompidou where you can buy items related to the exhibition.

14. What collections are featured in this exhibition?

The exhibition showcases an exceptional selection of works from both the public collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou, and the private collection of Marin Karmitz, a renowned collector and filmmaker.

What makes this exhibition unique compared to other photography exhibitions?

"Corps à corps" distinguishes itself by its ability to transcend traditional categories of photography, exploring common obsessions and correspondences among artists, as well as its innovative approach to representing humanity in the 20th and 21st centuries. It is a unique experience that invites reflection on photography as a means of creating identities and narrating individual stories.

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