The two paintings will be presented at the Chateau de Malmaison from 9 October 2019 to 6 January 2020, then at the Brooklyn Museum from 24 January to 10 May 2020. This presentation, jointly organised by the curators of the two institutions, will be accompanied, on each site, by a rich cultural programme highlighting both the persistance of the codes of representation of power and the importance of the historical contexts pertaining to each of the two works. It will also highlight the staging inherent in any portrait, a particularly topical issue at a time when images, social networks and self-direction are multiplying.
VIDEO > an interview with American artist Kehinde Wiley explaing his work during his visit to the Chateau de Malmaison, 20 May 2019
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A programme of events for adults and children is planned including concerts, workshops for children, round-table discussions, etc… Events will take place in the French language.
However full details can be found in English on pages 29-31 of the catalogue.