A new retrospective on Samuel Fosso

A master of performance in front of the lens


The MEP is dedicating a retrospective to an emblematic figure of contemporary photography, Samuel Fosso! Explore his avant-garde self-portraits questioning the codes of representation, one's identity and your imagination.

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Tracing a career spanning nearly 50 years, this retrospective exhibition devoted to Samuel Fosso brings together, for the first time in France, all of his series. Combining the photographic medium, the genre of self-portraiture and performance art, Samuel Fosso's work is now at the center of the international contemporary art scene. His work has been included in the collections of the greatest museums: Tate Modern in London, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac... and is now gathered in Paris by the Maison Européenne de la Photographie. 

The Cameroonian-born photographer disguises himself and embodies all kinds of characters that allow him to destroy stereotypes and cross social, geographical or temporal boundaries. Through more than 300 prints and confidential works, the exhibition gives an account of the artistic work and personal journey of Samuel Fosso. With your CultureSecrets entries, explore the artist's engaged pop works that test norms of identity and celebrate the freedom of self-determination. 

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Samuel Fosso's self-portrait "The chief: He Who Sold Africa to the Colonists" is on

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Until March 13, 2022

You will receive your ticket by mail on working days a few days after your reservation.
Time-stamped reservation is not necessary. 

5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris
Don't forget your mask and your health pass.

Samuel Fosso, courtesy Jean-Marc Patras, Paris.

5 Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris
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