Reading by Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann

Wednesday 30 June 2021

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Palais des Beaux-Arts

13 quai Malaquais


An intervention of Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann within the framework of the Théâtre des Expositions and the exhibition CRÛ organized in the Beaux-Arts of Paris, on Wednesday June 30 at 6:30 pm.

Hijacking the title of an essay by Molly Nesbit published in the collection Sexuality & Space, denouncing the absence of female figures in Atget's photographs, Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann proposes a reading reflecting on issues of architecture and design through feminist perspectives within the following selection of films:

  • Mistress by Barbet Schroeder, 1975
  • Baxter, Vera Baxter by Marguerite Duras, 1977
  • Alien by Ridley Scott, 1979
  • Safe by Todd Haynes, 1995
  • Top of the Lake by Jane Campion, 2013

The reading will intertwine screenings of the cited films with the artist's research on the subject. It will feature an unpublished translation of Mark Wigley's essay 'Untitled: The Housing of Gender' published in the same collection, projecting an account of the performance of gender in architectural discourse.  

The CRÛ exhibition and the Théâtre des Expositions welcome you until July 18, without reservation, from Wednesday to Sunday, from 1 to 7 pm (night on Wednesday until 9 pm).