Cinematheque Française, Paris
10.21.2022 - 05.21.2023
Top secret - cinema and espionage
exhibition curated by Alexandra Midal & Matthieu Orléan
"Espionage is no more reducible to a genre than it is to an artistic medium: always seeking to reinvent itself, it moves from literature to cinema (many of the films shown in the exhibition are adaptations of books by Ian Fleming, Graham Greene or Tom Clancy), and from design to contemporary art. The exhibition orchestrates visual proposals, playful or sometimes intentionally disturbing, of Canadian Rodney Graham, Ukrainian Boris Mikhaylov, French Julien Prévieux, Serbian Nemanja Nikolic, Lebanese Walid Raad (The Atlas Group), or the American Heather Dewey-Hagborg, who use their works of art to question cryptology, simulacra, and even brainwashing."