Discover Antoine Schneck's very fine photographs on show during the "Soldats inconnus" ("Unknown Soldiers") exhibition at the Arc de Triomphe.
In the setting of the Salle des Palmes of the Arc de Triomphe, the Centre des monuments nationaux and the Musée de l’Arméepay tribute to the 18 "unknown soldiers" offering a different perspective on the Great War.
These photographs of the artist represent a selection of uniforms worn by soldiers of some of the countries involved in the conflict and conserved the Musée de l’Armée.
Curated by Jordan Gaspin, , in charge of documentary studies at the Musée de l’Armée, these uniforms on a black background attempt to embody as much as possible the different phases of conflict, weapons and units involved in the 1914-18 war. Witnesses of this diversity, nine nationalities are
represented: French soldiers fighting alongside German, Belgian, British,Italian, Australian, Russian, New Zealandand American soldiers.
By multiplying viewpoints, Antoine Schneck produces the image of something as the human eye
sees it, rather than how it actually is. Free from all artifice of presentation, the uniform invites the viewer to imagine the "unknown soldiers".
This exhibition is organised by the Centre des monuments nationaux in partnership with the Musée de l’Armée.
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Date: from 27 November 2014
Prices: Regular admission fee of the monument
For group tickets areservation is required on: reservations.arcdetriomphe@monuments-nationaux
For full price ticketholders for the Musée de l’Armée: group – tourism professionals prices in force on the day of the visit at the entrance to the Arc de Triomphe.
For full price ticket holders for the Arc de Triomphe: group rates or flat rate (1st Monday of the month) in force on the day of the visit at the entrance to the permanent collections of the Musée de l’Armée.