Jul 13 Nov 18, 2024

Seeing Time in Colour

The Challenges of Photography
Harold Edgerton, La goutte de lait, Milk Drop Coronet, 1957


Jul 13 Nov 18, 2024


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Sam Stourdzé, director of the Académie de France in Rome, Villa Medici

From July 13 to November 18, 2024, the Centre Pompidou-Metz is featuring photography in all its forms in the exhibition Seeing the time in colour. It is curated by leading photography specialist Sam Stourdzé, who is currently director of the Villa Médicis in Rome and was formerly director of Les Rencontres d’Arles from 2014 to 2020 and the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne from 2010 to 2014. The exhibition brings together around 300 works and 50 photographers, offering a unique overview of the major technical challenges that have marked the history of the discipline. It will provide an opportunity to discover exceptional works: from very rare plates showing the restoration of masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance to rarely exhibited seascapes by Gustave Le Gray and autochrome plates from the collection of Albert Kahn recreated for the exhibition.

The exhibition is not historical, it’s a journey. Different media dialogue with each other. There is some painting – the Mona Lisa! – and some sculpture – Degas’s horses.

Sam Stourdzé


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