Raoul Hausmann. Vision in Action
Tour with curator Cécile Bargues
27 March 2018
18h00 to 19h30
Concorde, Paris

To this day, Raoul Hausmann’s photography has not had a dedicated museum exhibition in France. As a photographer, Hausmann has long remained underrated and unheralded. However his key position in 20th century avant-garde photography has continually been re-evaluated and his importance is widely acknowledged these days.

We know Hausmann as the prominent artist of Dada Berlin, as the author of assemblages, collages, lautgedichte, etc, yet the vicissitudes of history caused the obliteration of his photography, an essential facet of his œuvre. From 1927 onwards Hausmann became an avid and restless photographer. His photographic practice quickly became a cornerstone of his multi-faceted reflections and activities, pushing him in a new direction which culminated in his forced departure from Ibiza in 1936.

Considering Hausmann’s clandestine crossing of the century, it is no surprise that his photographic œuvre was forgotten. Labelled a ‘degenerate‘ artist by the Nazis, he hastily left Germany in 1933. As an exile, Hausmann suffered the dispersion, and sometimes the destruction, of his work. His photography was seldom displayed and survived unnoticed until the late seventies. It was long supposed to be lost, until an archive (now at the Berlinische Galerie) was almost miraculously discovered at his daughter’s home after her death.

Young Visitor’s Tuesday Tours with Cécile Bargues, curator of the exhibition, Tuesday 27 March at 6 pm.
Free admission for students and visitors under 26. Or free admission on presentation of the exhibition ticket of the day.

Young Visitor’s Tuesday: Free admission for students and visitors under 26 every last Tuesday of the month from 11am to 9pm.

Information: infoauditorium@jeudepaume.org

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