© Rmn – Grand Palais / Photography: Nicolas Krief

Few cinematographers make an entrance in Paris like Wim Wenders does. The lauded Berlin-based creative lands a five-day showcase at the Grand Palais, opening there on Thu – Apr 18, and presenting a rather monumental cinematographic installation based on his entire film work. Entitled (E)motion, a number of his hailed movies are projected on the interior structure of the vave of the Grand Palais. Neither a work of video art nor an artist’s film, this cinematographic visual creation is an original and spectacular proposal to exhibit Wenders’ cinema as first and foremost an artistic object – in the sense that the late French historian Henri Langlois spoke of cinema ‘as a plastic art and not a dramatic art’. The plastic aspect of cinema is in the editing. The unique work that Wenders has created for this event is thus an unprecedented montage based on images from his own films, free from any narrative framework and focused on his aesthetics. The white screen of the cinema will be replaced by the grand architecture of the nave of the Grand Palais, and watching a film becomes an immersive experience rather than a two-dimensional one. Location: Grand Palais3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower (Champs-Elysées).

© Rmn – Grand Palais / Photography: Nicolas Krief