Heritage and Contemporaneity: Dialogue with Cécile Debray
Cécile Debray has been General Curator of Heritage, Director of the Musée national de l'Orangerie, since June 2017. She was in charge of modern collections at the Musée national d'Art moderne / Centre Pompidou from 2008 to 2017, scientific advisor to the General Administrator of the RMN, in charge of programming at the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, from 2005 to 2008, curator at the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris from 2000 to 2005.
An art historian, she teaches at the Ecole du Louvre and publishes on the historical avant-garde and on modern and contemporary painting. She has recently inaugurated the new presentation of the collections of the Musée de l'Orangerie in renovated spaces with a commission for functional seated sculptures (Agnès Thurnauer) and contemporary programming (Otobong Nkanga, Elsworth Kelly, Richard Jackson, Ann-Veronika Janssens, Alex Katz, Patrick Tosani, Janaina Tschäpe, Isabelle Cornaro, David Hockney...).
Penser le Present is produced with the support of Société Générale.
Photo: Sophie Crepy / Musée d'Orsay, 2017