La Maison Rouge continues its cycle of exhibitions showing private collections. After Artur Walther in 2015 and Bruno Decharme in 2014, Marin Karmitz unveils a significant part of his collection, with close to 400 works that question how we are in the world. Patiently assembled over 30 years, the collection is the last production of a man better known for the films he helped bring into being, and for the MK2 cinemas which, wherever they have opened in Paris, have transformed the surrounding district. Marin Karmitz began his career in cinema as a director, and it is from a director's perspective that he has imagined the presentation of the hundreds of photographs, paintings, sculptures, drawings and videos on show. The exhibition is a screenplay with multiple storylines.
The collector's praxis is progressively revealed: the artists that have moved him, the patient compilation of coherent groups of works by a same artist, whether in photography or the plastic arts, and the ongoing dialogue with some of them.