Dorothea Lange. Politics of Seeing
Exhibition tour by curator Pia Viewing
18 December 2018
18h00 to 19h00
Jeu de Paume, Paris

Drawing on the archives of the Oakland Museum of California, “Politics of Seeing” is the first exhibition to focus on the extraordinary emotional power of Dorothea Lange’s photographs and to present the work she did during the Great Depression, the Second World War and post-war America from the point of view of its social and political activism.

The exhibition at Jeu de Paume is a thematic presentation of some 130 photographs designed to bring out the connection between Lange’s photography and her social engagement. Finally, a selection of personal objects, of contact sheets (being shown for the first time), of field notes, historical objects and videos help to place her work in the context of those difficult times. It offers a unique angle on this recognised American artist whose work continues to gain in power. Highlighting Lange’s artistic qualities as well as her convictions, it is a chance to rediscover the importance of her work.

Tour of the exhibition at 6 pm on Tuesday 18 December with Pia Viewing, curator of the exhibition, as part of Mardis jeunes (young visitors’ day).

Free for students under 26.
Free with a ticket to the exhibitions issued on the same day.

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