Photo-concert with Baptiste Trotignon at Rennes Opera House
The Orchestre national de Bretagne, association Davril and Les amis de Marc Riboud present an original concert creating a dialogue between Marc Riboud’s photographs and Baptiste Trotignon’s musis.
Baptiste Trotignon, pianist, composer, partner of the greatest musicians for 20 years, is a key figure of an eclectic jazz. Blending several styles of music, from jazz to cabaret, from classic to pop, Baptiste Trotignon will open the festival “Ça va jazzer” with this new creation. He gives a tribute to Marc Riboud, which photographs will be screened, in dialogue with the piano and musical improvisations.
For more information and to book a ticket (in French): website of Orchestre national de Bretagne
(Image credits: Baptiste Trotignon, 2019 (c) Richard Dumas ; Marc Riboud, China, 1996 (c) Xiao Quan)
Participation to the exhibition “Népal. Art de la vallée de Katmandou” at Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet
Six photographs taken in Nepal in 1956 by Marc Riboud are shown in the introduction of the exhibition “Nepal. Art de la vallée de Katmandou”.
This exhibition covers a long period of time, from the 10th to 19th century. It presents photographs, drawings, miniatures, bronze and wooden sculptures, as well as Nepalese ritual objects from either Buddhist or Hindu obedience.
The exhibition associates to the Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet major artworks lended by Collège de France, the museums of Asian art of Nice, Toulouse and the Quai Branly museum.
Adress: Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet, 6 place d’Iéna, 75116 Paris
Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 6pm.
For more information (in French): Musée Guimet’s website
Exhibition “Bangladesh 1971: Mourning and Morning” at the Liberation War Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh
50 years after Marc Riboud photographed Bangladesh, at the time the country became independent, 50 prints are exhibited at the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka, with the support of Alliance française de Dhaka and the French Embassy in Bangladesh.
Arriving in Kolkata early November 1971, Marc Riboud photographed the refugee camps, the demonstrations for Bangladesh’s independence, before being embedded with a column of the Indian army. Witness of the decisive Jamalpur battle, he was among the first to reach Dhaka.
A research lead with Mofidul Hoque, co-curator for the Liberation War Museum, allowed to read this reportage in depth and to present the photographs, now historical documents, in their context.
Adress: Liberation War Museum, Plot F 11/A and F 11/B, Ser-e-Bangla Nagar, Civic Centre, Agargaon, Dhaka 1207
Open from 10am to 5pm, every day except Sunday.
For more information: website of Liberation War Museum
Exhibition “Clémence” at Festival du Regard, Cergy-Pontoise
For its sixth edition, Festival du Regard presents « Clémence »: an exhibition of texts by Catherine Chaine and photographs by her husband Marc Riboud, about the birth and childhood of their daughter Clémence, born with Down syndrome.
“In this month of October, Clémence will turn forty, and five years have passed since Marc died. The vanished years have made made understand that a child’s disability is not the only wound life sends us.
When Clémence was twenty-two years old, I wrote a book as a cry against the handicap’s burden, the ambivalence of feelings and my indignation for not having had the amniocentesis I asked for during my pregnancy. The huge effort to find the exact words allowed me – I don’t know how precisely – to ease both the grief and the anger.
Today, I look at these photos Marc took, and they make me feel again the conscious happiness rather than the grief, the constant joy of Marc’s presence close to me because he was the one who loved to photograph his daugther.”
(Catherine Chaine, September 2021)
For all information about the Festival : Festival du Regard website
Photo contest “And if it was Asia?”
Charity tombola for Reporters without borders
To support its activities, Reporters without borders launches an important charity tombola. An original silver print, signed, of Marc Riboud’s iconic photograph “The Young girl holding a flower”, which he gave to the organization years ago, can be winned.
We encourage you to try your luck and to discover the other prizes on the website Karmadon: https://www.karmadon.org/tombolas
(The website is in French and the prizes will be sent to adresses in France.)
For more information about Reporters without borders: https://rsf.org/fr/tombola-solidaire-2021
Video “Guimet Underground”
Musée Guimet gives you insights on its collections! In this video (in French), you will have a glimpse of the ongoing work to protect and digitalize Marc Riboud’s contact sheet. This work is accomplished with help of an intern from Ecole du Louvre.
Link to watch the full video: https://www.facebook.com/museeguimet/videos/482801426303063
This video was made by Olam Productions, in cooperation with the Museum’s Communication departement.
Retrospective “Marc Riboud, Histoire possibles” at the National Asian Arts Museum – Guimet
The exhibition dedicated to Marc Riboud celebrates the legacy of his archive to the national collections, more precisely to Guimet Museum which he loved so much.
A photographer more than a reporter, Marc Riboud left thousands of photographs (negatives, color slides, prints), many of them taken in Asia. Who, among us, cannot help but identify to this or that photograph, always familiar, and get the feeling to flip, through this album of the world, into his own family album?
From the immediate after-war to the timeless Huang Shan Chinese mountains, this exhibitions invites to a journey of more than 50 years on every continent’s roads, with a favoured focus on Asia.
Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet
6 place d’Iéna, 75116 Paris
Open every day except Tuesday, from 10am to 6pm
For more information and booking (in French): Musée Guimet’s website
Exhibition “Chines” at Polka Gallery, Paris
Polka Gallery presents “Chines”, an exhibition enlighting Marc Riboud’s interest and fascination for the country and its people, through a selection of arounnd 40 rare prints: large formats, vintages, and also a serie of delicate dye-transfer prints.
A journey into the Orient, from the Hundred Flowers campaign in 1957 to Hu Jintao’s capitalism. “From the Great Leap Forward to the economical boom, from the egalitarian poverty to the nouveaux riches, from the Cultural Revolution to the worshiping of money, I have seen a very “Chinese” China, first enrolled by Mao, rush frenetically to the market economy.”, wrote Marc Riboud.
Polka Gallery, 12 rue Saint-Gilles, 75004 Paris
Open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm, or on appointment.
For more information: the gallery’s website
Publication of the catalogue “Marc Riboud, Histoires possibles”
Published to accompany the retrospective exhibition at the National Asian Arts Museum – Guimet, this monography traces, in about two hundred photographs, Marc Riboud’s work. Essays by specialists, but also more intimate texts, invite to follow the photographer along his sensible journey around the world.
MARC RIBOUD – HISTOIRES POSSIBLES
Co-published by MNAAG and RMN-GP
Texts by Lorène Durret, Claude Estèbe, Jérôme Ghesquière, Sophie Makariou, Catherine Riboud, Olivier Rolin
272 pages, 240 illustrations