Jeu de Paume presents Robert Adams. The Place We Live

Jeu de Paume presents Robert Adams. The Place We Live an exhibition on view until 18 May 2014.

Since the mid-1960s, Robert Adams (b. 1937, New Jersey) has been considered one of the most influential chroniclers of the American West. He has walked along its city streets and country roads, carefully registering how the landscape has been defiled by pollution, wanton development and heedless consumerism. He has also found a remarkable and persistent beauty amid this changing environment, standing in thrall to open expanses of sky, sea and prairie. With more than 250 pictures, this retrospective presents for the first time in France the diverse aspects of a four-decade work on American landscape, offering not only a narrative of the development of the Western United States in the late 20th and early 21st century, but also a challenging view of the complexity and contradictions of our contemporary, global society.

Curators: Joshua Chuang and Jock Reynolds

The exhibition Robert Adams. The Place We Live is organized by the Yale University Gallery, in collaboration with the Jeu de Paume for the presentation in Paris.

Jeu de Paume
1, place de la Concorde
75008 Paris