If you are due to travel to the French capital by the end of this fall, or if you live in Paris, don’t miss this photo exhibition and a unique way of discovering the National Air and Space Museum of France, Le Bourget.
After these periods of lockdown, it is finally time for cultural life to take off again at the National Air and Space Museum of France, on the doorstep to Paris. Once a year, the museum gives a contemporary artist free rein to revisit the objects and collections that it houses. After the interruptions of 2020, the prestigious museum is playing host to artwork once again with the photographer Axel Ruhomaully and an exhibition called “Bijoux de mécanique” [Mechanical gems].
The Belgian-Mauritian artist, Axel Ruhomaully, has already worked in the aviation sector, having started out as a flight attendant. He graduated from a Parisian photography school in 2000 and has since exhibited his work at the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum (Italy) and also the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics (Russia).
Through his technique known as “light stencils”, his work tells the general public the stories behind the permanent collections of this flagship cultural aviation venue: collector aircraft, engines, clockwork systems, jewelry, watches, antique toys, documents from the archives, and more. A total of 56 formerly unpublished photographs are on display. To top it off, the artist also reconstructed his own studio at the museum, to demonstrate his work with light when photographing an aircraft engine. In short, you’ll experience the Museum like you’ve never seen it before!
Photo exhibition. “Bijoux de mécanique” [Mechanical gems]
at the National Air and Space Museum of France Paris-Le Bourget Airport, 93352 Le Bourget.
From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, until November 28, 2021.