25.09.2024 — 20.01.2025




Curated by
Dominique de Font-Réaulx, General Curator, special advisor to the President-Director of the Musée du Louvre
Maciej Fiszer

What does exile do to creation? What form does creation give it? Does exile make creation different, singular? Many artists have experienced exile, for a time or for life. Many are the artistic and literary figures who embody this departure for an elsewhere.

This exhibition explores the links between creation and the feeling of exile. In an itinerary that evokes exiles in all their diversity, it places this issue in the long-term context of history and the history of art. Based on the great myths and founding narratives, this project adopts a multi-disciplinary vision, both real and sensitive, founded on the way in which artistic expressions reveal and illustrate the human experience of exile. The exhibition crosses eras and geographies, with a strong emphasis on contemporary art.

Homer, Ovid, Jacques Louis David, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Victor Hugo, Gustave Courbet, Marc Chagall, Nil Yalter, Kimsooja, Yan Pei-Ming, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Barthélémy Toguo and Marco Godinho… artists question departure, displacement, the complexity of arrival, uprooting, but also the decisive role of encounter and welcome.

Featuring almost 200 works, the exhibition is intended to be a sensitive event, highlighting artistic, pictorial, sculptural, photographic, filmic, literary, poetic and philosophical creations, and building bridges between ancient art and the art of our time.


The Galerie is pleased to contribute to this exhibition with the loan of a work by ZARINA.



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