A selection of exhibitions in unusual places

The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in the metro

For its 20th anniversary, the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation is offering until December 2, 2023, in ten Paris metro stations, a selection of images taken from exhibitions it has organized since its creation, of Henri Cartier-Bresson or Paul Strand to Raymond Depardon, Martine Franck, Francesca Woodman or even Carolyn Drake or Ruth Orkin.

Elger Esser at the Balzac rotunda

Photo Days invited German photographer Elger Esser (born 1967) to delve into Balzac’s work. From his reflections was born an original exhibition in the Balzac rotunda in the gardens of the Salomon de Rothschild hotel.
“Elger Esser. The lily in the valley”, from November 10 to December 3, 2023, rotonde Balzac, Fondation des artistes – Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, 11, rue Berryer, Paris 8th.

Rinko Kawauchi at the Fondazione Sozzani

The Japanese photographer (born in 1972) takes over the spaces of the Fondazione Sozzani, in a former industrial building in the 18th arrondissement. No exhibition has been dedicated to him since the monograph at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in 2005.
“Rinko Kawauchi. M/E”, from November 7 to 28, 2023, Fondazione Sozzani, 22, rue Marx-Dormoy, Paris 18th.

Véronique Ellena at the Sorbonne gallery

The French artist (born in 1966) developed inside the Sorbonne her photographs designed for the creation of the Millennium stained glass window in Strasbourg Cathedral, created by master glassmaker Pierre-Alain Parot and his team.
“Veronique Ellena. The sky, the earth, and everything they contain”, from November 9 to December 3, 2023, Sorbonne Artgallery, 12, place du Panthéon, Paris 5th.

Unexplained phenomena at the Museum of the History of Medicine

Located in the former Paris medical faculty, this museum hosts among its collections an exhibition of photographs devoted to unexplained phenomena, from the 1880s to the present day.
“Phenomena. Scientists and the mysteries of the mind”, until February 17, 2024, Museum of the History of Medicine, 12, rue de l’École-de-Médecine, Paris 6th.

Bertrand Stofleth at the Alpes bookstore

In the spaces of this bookstore specializing in the mountains since its opening in 1933, Bertrand Stofleth (born in 1978) sketches the uses that we make of them today and their impacts.
“Bertrand Stofleth. Reglue the mountain”, from November 2 to 25, 2023, Librairie des Alpes, 6, rue de Seine, Paris 6th.

Nicole Gravier and Stephen Dock at the La Californie hotel

The rooms of this hotel where many famous writers and artists stayed, from Rimbaud or Verlaine to Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Albert Cossery, are used as exhibition spaces. To see, among others, the Myths and Clichés series by Nicole Gravier (born in 1949) and the work of Stephen Dock (born in 1988) on the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district.
Hotel LaLouisiana, 60, rue de Seine, Paris 6th.

The night of photojournalism at the Saint-Côme amphitheater

This octagonal amphitheater was built between 1691 and 1695 by the Brotherhood of Surgeons to allow medical students to attend dissections. On November 11, from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., it hosts conferences and debates on photojournalism today.
Former Saint-Côme amphitheater, from November 11 at 2 p.m. to November 12 at 2 a.m., 5, rue de l’École-de-Médecine, Paris 6th.

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