12 Nov-10 Feb 2005. In keeping with its new policy with regard to contemporary art, and as part of an effort to renew its ties with the Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Beaux-Arts, the Louvre invited Patrick Faigenbaum and eight other artists from his atelier to work in the museum over a year. This exhibition, presented in two instalments, proposes the fruit of their labours, a unique and kaleidoscopic perspective on the Louvre of today. It attempts not only to draw connections between the past and the present but also to broaden the perception of the museum. The exhibition is presented in the Salle de la Maquette, in the vicinity of the Egyptian Sphinx and the remains of the mediaeval Louvre. The first section presents photographic images joined to create a lyrical portrait of the museum and filtered through a contemporary perspective. The second instalment (17 February to 31 May 2005) will provide a glimpse into the personal work of Patrick Faigenbaum, focusing on his three themes of predilection: Michelangelos Slaves, portraits, and biographical memoirs. Open daily except Tuesdays, from 9 am to 5.30 pm, 9.30 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Photography at the Louvre: Patrick Faigenbaum atelier

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