For Museums Night, Monnaie de Paris opens for free on Saturday May 19, 2018, the occasion to discover the first retrospective of artist Subodh Gupta in France or attend an engraving demonstration.
On the menu:
At the heart of 11 Conti Museum, in the big Manufacture room, a demonstration of Monnaie de Paris know-how allows you to discover the different steps of creating currencies and medals. Come and see a craftsman working and ask him questions!
A groundbreaking program gives pride of place to the greatest international and national artists of the 20th and 21st centuries exhibiting in the prestigious areas of 11 Conti – Monnaie de Paris. Projects are linked to the history and the activity of the institution, the practice or the art themes of the exhibitors being one with Monnaie de Paris artisans’ know-how, highlighted by a constant dialog between tradition and modernity.
From April 13 to August 26, Monnaie de Paris organizes the first retrospective in France on artist Subodh Gupta (born in India in 1964). The Indian artist conceives the exhibition like a suitable place for meeting, a meeting leading to discussions and debates, like the Hindi concept and word “Adda”.
The exhibition “Adda / Rendez-vous” is running in the historical salons and the Palais courtyards and continues in the museum, three works of the artist are taking place alongside the medal created during his creative residence in the engraving studios.
In the varied rooms of 11 Conti – Monnaie de Paris, an actress will read texts from Victor Hugo coming from his speeches, family letters and novels.
These texts are deeply anchored in the highlighted theme for this Museums Night since they revolve around the principle of Europe and exchanges and currency notions that are associated with it by the committed writer. This event is led in partnership with Maison Victor Hugo.
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On 19 May 2018
From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Monnaie de Paris
11, quai Conti
75006 Paris 6