Raymond Depardon. Modern life

  • When:   October 15, 2021 - April 10, 2022
  • this event is ended

PhotographyArt Exhibitions in MilanoTriennale MilanoRaymond Depardon

Raymond Depardon. Modern life

Triennale Milano and Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain present The Modern Life, a personal exhibition by the French photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon. The exhibition will be open from 15 October 2021 to 10 April 2022.

This is the largest exhibition ever made by the artist who, since the 1970s, has profoundly renewed the world of contemporary images. Created especially for Milan, the exhibition reveals how much Italy inhabits his work. The exhibition Modern life shows the richness of Raymond Depardon's work, the diversity of his subjects and the coherence of his path, through eight photographic series, two films and all the books he has published.

Modern life brings together eight series of photographs, two films and all monographic books published by Raymond Depardon.

I have great faith in reality, I think he has given me a lot in my films, in my photos.

Errance (1999-2000)
30 black and white photographs... read the rest of the article»

Raymond Depardon defines wandering as "the search for an acceptable place". He allowed him to “live in the present”, to seek an everyday life rather than privileged moments or decisive moments, to choose travel without a destination instead of a journey, to get lost in intermediate areas and places of solitude.

Piedmont (2001)
17 black and white photographs

Raymond Depardon came to Piedmont "like a neighbor". In the countryside and in the peri-urban areas, in the villages and towns, the artist shapes a mental landscape interwoven with memories and reminiscences of his French rural culture.

Communes (2020)
15 black and white photographs

This new series was released in summer 2020 in the southern French regions of Aveyron, Lozère, Gard and Hérault.

Glasgow (1980)
19 color photographs

In 1980, in response to a request from the Sunday Times Magazine, Raymond Depardon made a series of color photographs of Glasgow, a city that seemed to him “the polar opposite of his photography”.

Manhattan Out (1980)
45 black and white photographs

In the winter of 1980, Raymond Depardon arrives in New York. Without a specific purpose, he decides to walk all day, with the Leica around his neck, imposing the rule of not lifting it towards the face, leaving it hanging on his chest and thus reserving the surprise of a deliberately unsolicited shot.

New York, N.Y. (1986)
Black and white film

For Raymond Depardon “New York is a city you always go back to”. And that's exactly what he did in 1986, when he made a ten-minute short film based on three shots taken from the Manhattan Out series.

La France (2004-2010)
44 color photographs

For six years, Raymond Depardon devoted himself to the challenge of photographing contemporary France. Choosing the color and the large format of a 20 x 25 camera, he sets out in search of an ordinary and everyday France, far from the romantic clichés, the picturesque and the monumental.

Rural (1990-2018)
86 black and white photographs

Rural is a trans-generational portrait, the result of a work carried out by Raymond Depardon, for almost thirty years, in French rural communities.

San Clemente (1977-1981)
56 black and white photographs

The famous San Clemente series concludes the exhibition itinerary, completed by an excerpt from the film made in 1980.

San Clemente (1980)
Black and white film (excerpt)

In 1980 Raymond Depardon returned to San Clemente Island, accompanied by Sophie Ristelhueber. For ten days, on the eve of the closure of the psychiatric hospital, he follows the wandering of the mentally ill, their anguish and the dismay of their loved ones, exploring the frontiers of madness, its ambiguity and complexity.

La tua iscrizione non può essere convalidata.
La tua iscrizione è avvenuta correttamente.

Utilizziamo Sendinblue come nostra piattaforma di marketing. Cliccando qui sotto per inviare questo modulo, sei consapevole e accetti che le informazioni che hai fornito verranno trasferite a Sendinblue per il trattamento conformemente alle loro condizioni d'uso

Title: Raymond Depardon. Modern life

Opening: October 15, 2021

Ending: April 10, 2022

Organization: Triennale Milano

Place: Triennale Milano

Address: viale Alemagna 6 - 20121 Milano

Triennale Milano opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 11.00 - 20.00 (last admission 19.00)

Ticket office
Full ticket: 12 euros / reduced 10 euros
Single ticket to visit all the exhibitions
and the Museum of Italian Design of Triennale Milano: 16 euros.

More info on this website: https://triennale.org/

Other exhibitions in Milano and province

Contemporary artexhibitions Milano

Valerio Adami. Pittore di Idee

At the Palazzo Reale, an anthology of the artist Valerio Adami (Bologna, 1935) celebrates sixty-five years of career and research of one of the greatest Italian artists of the Postwar period. read more»

July 17, 2024 - September 22, 2024



Ingresso libero

Contemporary artexhibitions Milano

Carlos Alvarez. Las Heras Echoes of the forest: Wild Serenity

"Echoes of the Forest: Wild Serenity" is conceived as an ode to nature in all its facets. Human figures and emotions intertwine with those of animals and natural forces. read more»

June 20, 2024 - July 20, 2024



Contemporary artexhibitions Milano

Marco Cingolani. Atelier du Peintre

On June 5, 2024, the artist Marco Cingolani will present his artist's studio for the first time, an anthology of works, colors, tools, and sources of inspiration that tell the story of his art. read more»

June 05, 2024 - September 15, 2024



ArchitectureDesignexhibitions Milano

Gae Aulenti (1927-2012)

From May 22, 2024 to January 12, 2025, Triennale Milano is presenting the exhibition Gae Aulenti (1927-2012), staged in collaboration with the Archivio Gae Aulenti. read more»

May 22, 2024 - January 12, 2025



Contemporary artDesignexhibitions Milano

Io sono un drago. The true story of Alessandro Mendini

As part of their cultural partnership, Triennale Milano and the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain are presenting a dual homage to Alessandro Mendini. read more»

April 13, 2024 - October 13, 2024



Contemporary artSculptureexhibitions Milano

Magali Reus. Off Script

On 10 April 2024 at the Museo del Novecento in Milan, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro presents Off Script, a solo exhibition by the Dutch artist Magali Reus. read more»

April 10, 2024 - June 30, 2024



Contemporary artexhibitions Milano

David Horvitz. Abbandonare il locale

Opening on the occasion of the twenty-eighth edition of miart, Abbandonare il locale is the first major solo exhibition in Italy dedicated to David Horvitz. read more»

April 12, 2024 - June 30, 2024



Contemporary artexhibitions Milano

Theodoulos Polyviou. Un Palazzo in esilio

From 10 April to 7 July 2024, Fondazione Elpis presents Un Palazzo in esilio (A Palace in exile), solo show by Theodoulos Polyviou, third chapter of Transmundane Economies. read more»

April 10, 2024 - July 07, 2024



Contemporary artexhibitions Milano

Aljoscha. Mutative Transitions into Organic Utopia

Tempesta Gallery is pleased to present the bioistic installation and additional biofuturistic works by Ukrainian artist Aljoscha. read more»

April 11, 2024 - June 28, 2024