Hedy Lamarr: The Strange Woman, 17 Sep 2022 — 21 Jan 2023

Hedy Lamarr: The Strange Woman

This exhibition honours Hedy Lamarr, a woman whose extraordinary career took her from Austria to the studios of Hollywood, made her the most beautiful woman in the world, a glamorous actress but also an artist, whose painting and drawing practice is not very well known.

La Galerie, 1 Rue Jean Jaurès, 93130

Through this exhibition project, conceived with the artist Nina Childress, “Hedy Lamarr: The Strange Woman” invites twelve artists to share their visions of this exceptional woman. In keeping with the domestic architecture of La Galerie, the exhibition’s design paints a portrait of this “strange woman” intertwining existing objects (photographs, paperbooks, souvenirs, and more) with works borrowed or produced for the occasion.

Hedy Lamarr‘s impact on our collective imagination is put into context, with ideas opening up a wide panorama, from Vienna to Hollywood, even Noisy-le-Sec: decorative arts, iconography, a form of queer aesthetics, technology, fetishism, etc. From painting to video, and including photography and sculpture, each artist focuses on one aspect of the life of Hedy Lamarr, keeping alive the flame of this atypical icon, cultivating the memory of her unknown destiny.

Artists involved: Christophe Berhault, Florian Bézu, Jean-Luc Blanc, Nina Childress, franckDavid, Brice Dellsperger, Cyril Duret, Sylvie Fanchon, Marina Faust, Hedy Lamarr, Natacha Lesueur, Katrin Plavčak and Camille Vivier.

Contacts & Details


Wed – Fri 2pm – 6pm;
Sat 2pm – 7pm

T: +33 1 49 42 67 17
M: lagalerie@noisylesec.fr

La Galerie, 1 Rue Jean Jaurès, 93130

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