The exhibition brings together for the first time 300 works on paper and over 100 glass plates by Eugène Frey (1864–1942) who invented the 'Light Sets' stage design technique – a complex system of lighting projections that enabled multiple variations of colors, lighting and forms to be combined whilst incorporating moving images.
The artist João Maria Gusmão, invited by the NMNM to interpret Frey's 'Light Sets', has conceived a scenographic installation of magic lanterns for the exhibition, offering visitors a "continuous light, micro-cinema" experience produced with different animation techniques.
The exhibition is a proto-cinematic journey that confronts Frey's projects with creations by Caran d'Ache, Emmanuel Cottier, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Lourdes Castro, Lotte Reiniger, Michel Ocelot, Georges Méliès, Alexandre Alexeïeff and Claire Parker, Jean Hugo, Loïe Fuller and Gusmão + Pedro Paiva.
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco | Villa Paloma |
Variations - Eugène Frey's Light Sets presented by João Maria Gusmão
7 FEBRUARY - 20 MAY 2020