The Ministry of Culture and Communication redefines its approach to photography.
The association de préfiguration for the Etablissement Public (EPIC) Jeu de Paume was set up in May 2004. It was formed by fusing three associations: the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, the Centre national de la photographie and Patrimoine Photographique.
The role of Jeu de Paume is to promote photography and mechanical or electronic images by taking an open, transversal approach in terms both of chronology (from the 19th to the 21st century) and of photographic practices and disciplines (photography, film, video, installation, etc.).
This innovative, unifying approach puts an end to the partitioning of historical photography and contemporary art and mixes monograph and thematic exhibitions, artistic and three-dimensional images with mechanical ones, taking into account ongoing technological transformations. The exhibitions, prepared with the help of specialists and researchers, are accompanied by catalogues and exhibition guides. The Jeu de Paume also explores the world of images, their uses and the issues they raise, in a public programme of films, talks, symposia and teaching projects. It has its own commercial and distribution activities.
The President of Jeu de Paume is Mr Alain Dominique Perrin.
The mission conferred on Jeu de paume by the Ministry of Culture and Communication makes it a key venue for photography and the modern image
Site Concorde Jeu de Paume
1, place de la Concorde
bus : 24, 42, 72, 73, 84, 94
information: 01 47 03 12 50
Access through the Tuileries gardens, steps up from Rue de Rivoli.
Disabled access by the main garden entrance on Place de la Concorde, then up ramp on left. Building equipped for disabled visitors.