Henri Cartier Bresson

Exhibitions in Rome: Henri Cartier Bresson Ara Pacis Museum, September 26

At the Museum of ‘Ara Pacis From 09/26/2014 To 06/01/2015

Exhibited in Rome from September 26, 2014 to January 6, 2015, the Henri Cartier-Bresson retrospective exhibition curated by Clement Chéroux, now in progress at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

The great exhibition, sponsored by Rome City Department of Culture, Creativity and Artistic Promotion – Superintendence of Cultural Heritage and the Capitoline produced by contrast ZètemaProgetto and Culture, is presented exactly ten years after the death of Henri Cartier-Bresson. Clement is Chéroux photography historian and curator at the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne.

The exhibition offers a new reading of the immense corpus of images that Cartier-Bresson has left us: covers the entire career of the great photographer and is the result of a long research work carried out by the trustee in the course of many years of study in ‘archives of Cartier-Bresson.

Will be on display over 500 photographs, drawings, paintings, films and documents, gathering the most important icons but also the less well-known images of the great master.

The exhibits retrospectives of Henri Cartier-Bresson, yet they have always tried to show the sense of unity of his work emphasizing his ability to capture the “decisive moment”.

This exhibition aims to show how, there was not one but several Cartier-Bresson: the photographer, close to the Surrealist movement around the thirties, the militant documentary of the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War, the reporter of the fifties and sixties and finally, beginning in the seventies, the artist more intimate.