Woman of Many Faces: Isabelle Huppert

October 30–December 5, 2005

The renowned French actress Isabelle Huppert receives a complete homage through over 100 photographic and video portraits by a multi-generational, international group of legendary artists and fashion photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004; France) Nan Goldin (b.1953; New York), Hiroshi Sugimoto (b.1948; Tokyo), Roni Horn (b. 1955; New York) and Helmut Newton (1920–2004; Germany). Her dynamic, challenging, and powerful roles are reflected in this diverse collection of portraits, which celebrate her inspiring performances and prolific thirty-year career during which she has worked with eminent directors Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, Bertand Blier, and many others.

Spanning from 1968 to the present day, works in Woman of Many Faces reflect the personal kinship between artist and muse. Photographers whose works are also included in the exhibition are: Robert Doisneau, Lucien Herve, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Philip-Lorca Di Corcia, Hedi Slimane, Sylvia Plachy, and Guy Bourdin. This exhibition will be shown in conjunction with a screening of Huppert’s films at The Museum of Modern Art.

The exhibition is curated by Ronald Chammah and Jeanne Fouchet.

  • © Harry N Abrams Inc.

  • © Peter Lindbergh


A catalogue accompanying the exhibition includes written portraits by Susan Sontag and Elfriede Jelinek. Woman of Many Faces: Isabelle Huppert will travel internationally to over six major institutions.

Woman of Many Faces: Isabelle Huppert is made possible by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the support of LVMH/ Moet Hennessy, Louis Vuitton, and Dupon-Digital Lab. Robert Wilson’s video is produced by LAB HD, a VOOM HD Network.