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The exhibition presents a rich set of representations arising from disenchantment with war, considered above all as a dealer in misfortunes from the beginning of the 19th century to our own time. Placed until then at the centre of society's values, it increasingly came to be considered by artists in all its facets, including its most dreadful consequences on human beings, on animals, on the countryside, and on cities and things. Every war generated depictions related to new conceptions and techniques. This multidisciplinary exhibition shows the major milestones of this little known history, through all kinds of media: painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, film, video, installations, comic strips, popular prints, newspaper cartoons, and more.

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The Disasters of war 1800-2014

Eddie Adams, Jules Andrieu, Dimitri Baltermants, George N. Barnard, Felice Beato, Erwin Blumenfeld, Jean-Christian Bourcart, Margaret Bourke-White, Larry Burrows, Robert Capa, Gilles Caron, Agusti Centelles, Joseph Dadoune, Gohar Dashti, Luc Delahaye, Erró , Roger Fenton, Alexander Gardner, Leon Gimpel, Philip Jones Griffiths, Raymond Hains, John Heartfield, Jenny Holzer, Jean-Charles Langlois, Alphonse Liebert, Lee Miller, Timothy H. O´Sullivan, Robert Patrick, Gilles Peress, Richard Peter, Pierre-Ambroise Richebourg, Sophie Ristelhueber, George Rodger, Martha Rosler, August Sander, David Seymour, Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Christer Strömholm, Gerda Taro, Nick Ut , Armin T. Wegner...