War photography as seen like art… From April 6 to July 24, 2022 the Musée de l'Armée invites you to discover their latest exhibition, “Photographies en Guerre”. From the Siege of Rome by the French army in 1849 to the Syrian war, photography has always accompanied wars and illustrates them to report the violence all around the world. But what realities cover the common name of “war photographs”? This is the question the exhibition tries to answer to.
Answering the usual plurality, “competing, concomitant or successive”, these photographs aim at “informing, documenting, proving, legitimating, mistaking, condemning, telling, remembering and – ultimately – showing war”. The exhibition also tries to explore “the complex relationships between photography and war from the creation of a new medium on battlefield in the 19th century to nowadays”, and wonders about the aesthetic feature of these shots “by replacing them in their era’s art movements, as well as showing the plastique posterity of pictures essentially first devoted to show and document”.
A rich collection of 6,000 pieces displayed by the museum, mostly here to show the young generations – fed with an overbid of information “where picture has an essential or even exclusive part” – how to have a critical eye on wars and pictures given through photography. Note cultural activities – such as concerts, conferences, movie-debates and other entertainments – are also planned. Save the date, friends!
Dates and Opening Time
From 6 April 2022 to 24 July 2022
Musée de l'Armée
129 rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris 7
Métro ligne 8 station "La Tour-Maubourg", ligne 13 station "Varenne"
Tarif réduit: €11
Plein tarif: €14
Ouvert tous les jours de 10h à 18h. Nocturne le mardi jusqu'à 21h.