Jeu de Paume in Paris is closed until 28 September 2024 due to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Jeu de Paume in Tours is open.


Michael Schmidt

A new German Perspective

From 08 June to 29 August 2021

Michael Schmidt (1945-2014) occupies a unique position in contemporary German photography.

Born in Berlin, he was self-taught, adopting photography as his artistic medium in the mid-1960s. For each of his themes, he developed his own approach to reality. The Michael Schmidt retrospective at the Jeu de Paume, the most comprehensive to date, offers a complete overview of his oeuvre from 1965 to 2014.

Curators: Thomas Weski and Laura Bielau.

This retrospective has been and will be presented at Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin, at Jeu de Paume in Paris, at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and at Albertina in Vienne.

Media partners: Arte, Les Inrockuptibles, Le Monde, L’Obs and Radio Nova

Thanks to Hôtel Chavanel, Paris

This exhibition is part of the “Plein Soleil, l’été des centres d’art contemporain” operation.