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Gold Rush. At the end of the day, scrambles in front of a bank to buy gold. The last days of Kuomintang, Shanghai, 23 December 1948. © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos
View of the exhibition at the Fondation HCB from October 15th 2019 to February 9th 2020.
View of the exhibition at the Fondation HCB from October 15th 2019 to February 9th 2020.
View of the exhibition at the Fondation HCB from October 15th 2019 to February 9th 2020.

10 February, 2020

Henri Cartier-Bresson – China, 1948-49 | 1958 travels to Asia

It has been a success: the exhibition “Henri Cartier-Bresson – China, 1948-49 | 1958” brought 30 900 visitors to the Fondation HCB from October 15th 2019 to February 9th 2020 !

Following its success in Paris, HCB’s China will begin a tour of Asia with a first stop at the Fine Arts Museum of Taipei in Taiwan from April 11th to July 19th 2020. *

The exhibition is an unprecedented account of two key moments in China’s history: the fall of Kuomintang and the establishment of the Communist regime (1948- 1949) and Mao Zedong’s “Great Leap Forward” (1958). It brings together 114 original prints from 1948-1949, 40 prints from 1958, and many archive documents.

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* Because of the coronavirus – COVID 19, the exhibition will be presented at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taïwan at a later date.