A conversation with... agnès b.

Friday 17 june 7pm

On the theme of the Water Lilies, leading figures from the art world are invited to share their admiration for Monet and talk about how they found sources of inspiration in the painter’s work for their own creations. These talks will be led by Philippe Piguet, art historian and journalist.

agnès b., born Agnès Troublé, was born in 1941 in Versailles.
A former student of the École du Louvre, editor of the fashion magazine Elle, agnès b. worked as a stylist for Dorothée Bis before launching her own designer label in 1975 and her first shop.
A great supporter of "made in France" production, Agnès b. explains that she wanted her business to set an example of social responsibility: "In my view, there is a consistency between the fact that the clothes are made here and what I am, what I do, what I like to do".
A patron of the arts, Agnès b. helped fund the restoration of Jacques Tati’s film Playtime, and produced Gaspar Noé’s film I Stand Alone. She supports many artistic events, edits the contemporary art periodical Point d'ironie, and has put together a large collection of contemporary art, one section of which is devoted to photography. This collection has been shown on several occasions, most notably for the first time in January 1992 at the Espace des Arts in Chalon-sur-Saône, and then in 2004 at the Abattoirs de Toulouse.
She has also created her own exhibition space in Paris, the Galerie du Jour and a bookshop–gallery which opened in November 1984, before opening a second space a few years later in rue Quincampoix, close to the Centre Pompidou, followed by another in Tokyo.
In 2012, she produced her first full-length film, My Name is Hmmm..., released in 2013 (in 2014 in France).