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Dioramas

Art | August 29, 2017 |

Dioramas at Palais de TokyoImage courtesy of Palais de Tokyo

Dioramas at Palais de Tokyo
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
From 14 June to 10 September 2017

 

In summer 2017, Palais de Tokyo will be staging “Dioramas”, an exhibition that explores the diorama as an unexpected source of inspiration for contemporary art. At the crossroads of art, cinema and theater, this cross-disciplinary exhibition is the first large survey to recontextualize the diorama with a renewed approach to the history of spectactorship, including the influence of science and technology, popular culture, fun fairs and exhibitions.

 

Dioramas at Palais de TokyoImage courtesy of Palais de Tokyo

 

Honoré de Balzac promoted the diorama as “the marvel of the century”. Following the tradition of 17th century magic lanterns, the invention of the diorama in the 19th century played a crucial role in the history of visual culture and mass spectacle. In its early days, the diorama invented by Louis Daguerre was a large semi-transparent canvas behind which natural or artifical lights would create atmospheric effects. Performing the illusion of motion and change, the duration of the diorama anticipated the invention of cinema. However, today, the diorama is better known as an entertaining pedagogical tool in museums of natural history.

 

Dioramas at Palais de TokyoImage courtesy of Palais de Tokyo

 

Recreating a three-dimensional scene frozen in time and space, the diorama is usually enclosed in a display case, composed of a painted backdrop, props and figures. The viewer is invited to believe in the authenticity of the artificial scenery as an early form of virtual reality. Although the etymology of diorama means “to see through”, the device also stands as a screen onto which a world of fantasy and fiction merges with the display of knowledge and science.

 

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