Hangaram Design Museum at Seoul Arts Center
2406 Nambusunwhan-ro Seocho-gu
The Magnum photographers present their view of the metamorphoses of Paris and its inhabitants. A sensitive and challenging testimony, presented at Hangaram Design Museum from September 25, 2019 to February 9, 2020.
As both witnesses and artists of their time, the photojournalists of Magnum Photos testified to the changes of the 20th and 21st centuries. In the “Magnum in Paris” exhibition, the history of Paris is played out under their gaze: revolutions and minor conflicts, moments of grace and tragedy, celebrities, great men and the man in the street.
Like a character of the exhibition in its own right, Paris reveals itself in perpetual transformation. The large housing developments profoundly altered the silhouette of the city. Cultural institutions also gambled on modernity. The Louvre presented its pyramid and the Pompidou Centre its innovative architecture. La Défense introduced its Grande Arche into the landscape, announcing the arrival of Greater Paris, proof of the capital’s ever-renewing zest for life.
This exhibition in Seoul will also explore the theme of Fashion, and includes an homage to Elliott Erwitt through a selection of his images of the city.