Jean-Baptiste Huynh, the exhibition at Paris Musée Guimet

The Musée National des arts asiatiques – Guimet [National Museum of Asian Arts – Guimet] set in Paris 16th arrondissement, dedicates a large exhibition to the photographs taken by Jean-Baptiste Huynh. To visit from February 20 to May 20, 2019.

Jean-Baptiste Huynh (born in 1966) has had the same camera for the past thirty years. And the same protocol: he always put some distance between the subject and the camera and only has one source of light. His entire studio can fit in a small piece of luggage… This is why he travels the world easily, meeting unknown faces whose beauty touch him at the bend of a market or a railway station.

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Famous for his portraits as well as for his still lives (plants, art objects, mirrors…), Jean-Baptiste Huynh quickly made a name for himself in the world of photography thanks to his peculiar and precise practice, with a strong appetite for black and white. Today, he’s given pride of place at the Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet that offered him to immortalize a few pieces of the collections, as well as to display his entire work through three series of photographs, especially made in Vietnam, India, Japan, China and Cambodia.

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For he has sobriety as a mentor, the staging is like his photo work: minimalist, elegant, immersive. In front of his very large formats (some measure 120cmw120cm others 180cmx180cm!), the contemplation turns into meditation. And offers us a very beautiful manner to start the year, but softly obviously.

Maïlys C.
Last updated on 19 December 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 20 February 2019 to 20 May 2019

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    Location

    Place d'Iéna
    75116 Paris 16

    Access
    Metro ligne 9 station Iéna

    Prices
    tarif réduit: 8,50 €
    tarif plein: 11,50 €

    Recommended age
    For all

    Official website
    www.guimet.fr

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