Xavier Zimmermann, "Hippodrome de Vincennes, Paris", 1998, collection Frac Île-de-France © Xavier Zimmermann / Adagp, Paris / 2024

Sport in the Paris suburbs
Musée de l’Histoire vivante
Montreuil (93)

Opening: 18 May 2024 from 2pm to 9.30pm

with an activation of Hugo Béhérégaray’s work Fleur de pêcher from 2pm to 6pm.

The Museum of Living History is located in Montreuil in the Seine-Saint-Denis département. Housed in a bourgeois mansion dating from the end of the 19th century, it has been promoting working-class and social history through exhibitions and cultural programming since 1939. It holds archives and collections that are unique in France, dating from the French Revolution to the present day.

From 18 May to 29 December 2024, the museum will be staging an exhibition entitled Sport in the Paris Suburbs, bringing together social history, cultural heritage and contemporary art, as well as individual and collective stories. Through original documents, objects and works of art, the exhibition explores the role of sport, its social and popular practices and its socio-political issues in the Paris suburbs, and more broadly in the suburbs of France.

Enriched by a number of works from the Frac Île-de-France and commissions from local artists, the exhibition includes a journey through contemporary art in a variety of media: photography, painting, installation and film. Throughout the exhibition, there will be a programme of scientific, cultural and sporting events, as well as tours, workshops and cultural and artistic projects.

With works by Marie-Hélène Fabra, Jürgen Nefzger, Bruno Persat and Xavier Zimmermann, from the collection of the Frac Île-de-France





Exhibition partners :

Fédération sportive et gymnique du travail

DN MADe with a major in graphic design from the Lycée Eugénie Cotton in Montreuil

Seine-Saint-Denis Departmental Archives



Musée de l’Histoire vivante

31 boulevard Théophile-Sueur

93100 Montreuil

Tel : +33 (0)1 48 54 32 44

Wed-Fri – 2pm to 5pm
Sat. and Sun. 2pm to 6pm