James Cameron in the spotlight at an exhibition at the Cinémathèque française in 2024



The major retrospective devoted to the director ofAvatar will open at the Cinémathèque française on April 3, 2024. It will bring together more than 300 works from the filmmaker’s personal collection.

The Cinémathèque française will dedicate a major retrospective to the director ofAvatar, James Cameron. With more than 300 original works presented, the exhibition entitled “The Art of James Cameron” will bring together “a dazzling and diverse array of rare and previously unseen pieces from the filmmaker’s huge private collection”according to the press release.

The exhibition traces “six decades of innovative work”, through drawings, pastels, paintings or photographs, but also accessories, costumes, and 3D devices designed or adapted by Cameron himself. The course is divided into six parts: “Dreaming with eyes wide open”, “The Human Machine”, “Exploring the unknown”, “Titanic: going back in time”, “Creatures: humans and aliens” and finally “The Untamed Worlds “.

From the poster artist he was in his youth to the director of terminator , the exhibition traces the career of James Cameron. “I have always considered myself more of an illustrator at heart than an artist. I used my drawings and paintings to tell stories. And it all made for the perfect workout before moving into filmmaking in my late twenties.“, explained the director.

This “autobiography of his art”, as James Cameron calls it, will open on April 3, 2025 and end on January 5, 2025. Dates that coincide with the release of the third opus in his saga Avatar scheduled for December 2024 at the cinema.


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