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Reopening of Palazzo Grassi

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dimanche sur les bords de Seine, France, 1938, Gelatin silver print, 1973 | © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

On the first floor the Palazzo Grassi takes up the unpublished story of the work of a great master of world photography such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, thanks to the voices of five exceptional curators, while on the upper floor the artist of Egyptian origin Youssef Nabil evokes a Legendary Egypt through its peculiar technique of pictorial intervention on the photographic and filmic image. In Le Grand Jeu, conceived and coordinated by Matthieu Humery and created with the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, in collaboration with the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the curatorship of the collector François Pinault, the photographer Annie Leibovitz, the director Wim Wenders, writer Javier Cercas and the curator and director of the Department of Prints and Photography of the Bibliothèque nationale de France Sylvie Aubenas, with a selection of 50 images each taken from the so-called Master Collection, the collection of 385 photographs developed by Cartier-Bresson himself as part of all its production. With Once Upon a Dream, Youssef Nabil is the protagonist of an evocative exhibition, curated by Matthieu Humery and Jean-Jacques Aillagon, which invites you to retrace the artist's career from the first video and photographic works, to the most recent works, following a rhythm narrative and dreamy, as in a fantastic escape.

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