Until March 17, 2013, visitors to Paris can see the evolution of our electrified world, including how electricity has changed every aspect of human life. The exhibition is being presented by the French electricity company EDF, which benefits from its very own cultural space in the heart of Paris.
At l’Espace Fondation EDF (the EDF Foundation Center), which is located in the posh 7th arrondissement of Paris, visitors can discover how electricity has become a regular part of daily life over the past 100 years. As natural as the air we breathe and the water that comes from our faucets, electricity comes into our homes and our public spaces, improving our lives on a regular basis.
Full of anecdotes, videos, posters, discourses, photographs and real historical and contemporary objects, the exhibition retraces the history of the electricity that we have benefited from since the end of the 19th century. Among the objects on display are a refrigerator, an electric pen, and various electric devices created by inhabitants of developing countries, who are just beginning to live electrified lives.
The exhibition also addresses the fantastic nature of electricity, which is illustrated by videos from the mid-20th century promoting the marvels that electricity would bring us in the future. At the same time, the exhibition shows the political nature of electricity, which sometimes plays an important role in wars and is currently an essential and controversial issue in developing countries, where the electric grids have not yet been adequately developed.
Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier can now see how electricity evolves and develops across the world in this exhibition entitled “Monde Electriques” (“Electric Worlds”).
Espace Fondation EDF
6 rue Récamier, 75007
Open every day, except Mondays and holidays, from noon until 7 p.m.