presents, as part of Croisements Festival 2009, Isabelle Huppert: Woman of many faces, an ambitious photo show initiated by the Museum of Modern Art/PS1, New York, for the first time in China. The exhibition gathers about 100 photo and video portraits of French actress Isabelle Huppert created by a multi generational, international group of leading photographers. For this unique Chinese issue, the project will include new works by the upcoming generation of Chinese artists: Yang Fudong, Shi Xiaofan and Wen Fang.
"The idea of having young Chinese photographers giving their very own creative vision of a Legendary French star broadens the Huppert myth and give it an unprecedented resonance in China. We are glad to be the place where the two worlds meet. Said Jerome Sans, UCCA Director and co-curator of Isabelle Huppert: Woman of many faces.
The works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edouard Boubat, Nan Goldin, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Robert Franck, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, Roni Horn, Juergen Teller, Helmut Newton, Robert Wilson... among others, are inspired by Isabelle Hupperts dynamic, challenging, and powerful presence in her movie roles and act as a tribute to her prolific, thirty-year acting career.
« Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many Faces » has already been presented in over seven important institutions, including the Musée dart Moderne/Couvent des Cordeliers in Paris, the Galerie C/O in Berlin, the Gallery of the Botanical Garden in Madrid, the Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Tokyo). The exhibition is actually shown at the Gemeentemuseum of Den Haag (The Netherlands) until June 17th 2007.
The more than 250.000 visitors who have visited the show so far, confirm the publics interest in this exhibition, which can be further described as a « history of the photographic portrait in the last decades of 20th Century ».