Correspondences Musée d'Orsay / Contemporary Art


Image exposition 2004.29
The concept is straightforward: a contemporary artist is invited to choose an artwork in the museum collections and present one of his own alongside it. From the resulting dialogue arises the double possibility to perceive the collections in a new light and to make the continued modernity of the years 1848-1914 appear in a different perspective.

Pierre Soulages and Tony Oursler are the first artists invited for this long-term programme. Three photographs by Le Gray for the former, The Studio by Courbet for the latter will be the objects of this new and contemporary cross-reading.

General curator

Serge Lemoine, President of the Musée d'Orsay

26 October 2004 - 23 January 2005
Musée d'Orsay

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