From 26 September 2014 to 25 January 2015, the Ara Pacis Museum of Rome will host a retrospective exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson, curated by Clément Chéroux. This large exposition is a production of the Pompidou Centre of Paris. It is promoted by Roma Capitale Assessorato alla Cultura, Creatività e Promozione Artistica – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, produced by Contrasto and Zètema Progetto Cultura, and proposed on the ten-year anniversary of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s death.
Compositional skill, extraordinary visual intuition, and the ability to seize upon the most fleeting but also most important moments, made Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 – 2004) one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century. Throughout his career, while travelling the world and witnessing history’s greatest moments, Cartier-Bresson was always able to unite poetry with the power of documentation. From Surrealism to the Cold War, from the Spanish Civil War to the Second World War and Decolonization, Cartier-Bresson was one of the greatest chronicles of our history; the “eye of the century”, as he is rightly called.
The exhibition presents a new reading of the immense body of photographic work left by Cartier-Bresson. The exposition is the product of extensive research and covers the great photographer’s entire professional career.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue edited by Contrasto with essays by scholars and experts, and unedited texts by Cartier-Bresson. In addition to the catalogue, an easy-to-follow guide to the exhibition is also provided.
Museo of Ara Pacis
Lungotevere in Augusta, Rome
September 26, 2014 – January 25, 2015
From Tuesday to Sunday h 9.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
On Friday and Saturday the exhibition opens until 10.00 p.m.
Last admission one hour before closing time
€ 11 Full; € 9 Discounted;
€ 22 Special Family (2 adults and children under 18 years)
Combined Ticket Museo of Ara Pacis + Exhibition
€ 18 Full; € 14 Discounted