Nexans supports the Museum of Modern Art of Paris

Nexans is a partner of the Museum of Modern Art in Paris to develop an educational tool for one of its iconic frescos: “La Fée Électricité” (The Electricity Fairy) by Raoul Dufy.

La Fée Électricité

This educational tool is designed to become a scalable content platform, through its dedicated website and a programme of themed podcasts.

Commissioned by the Parisian electricity distribution company for the Pavillon de la Lumière at the 1937 World Fair, La Fée Électricité (The Electricity Fairy) was an opportunity for Raoul Dufy to give a valuable account of the incredible amibition of the epoch for technological progress and the consideration of contemporary issues.

La Fée Électricité allows visitors to the museum — including many young people and school children — to learn about the history of electricity in a fun, original and modern way. This approach also offers an awareness of the concept of progress over time.

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In front of the world’s famous “La Fée Electricité” painting, Frédéric Lesur breaks down the battle between Edison, Westinghouse Jr, Tesla, and the pivotal roles they played in the electrical revolution.

This monumental work celebrates the invention of electricity and its allied technologies by showcasing 108 scientists and thinkers who contributed to this fabulous discovery around a power plant guarded by the gods of Olympus!

Thanks to the contribution of Nexans, the Museum of Modern Art is developing a free digital media tool for this huge fresco of more than 600m2, one of the largest modern art paintings in the world.

Nexans is proud to contribute to the design and development of an augmented reality system combined with a dedicated website.

Discover "The Electricity Fairy":

2022 Science Festival

During the Science Festival, Nexans proposes two recreational workshops for children and their parents at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris :

  • SupraMontparnasse: Superconductors, the superheroes of electricity
    Superconductors are capable of carrying unprecedented amounts of energy at lightning speed, workshop animated by Frédéric Lesur, Senior Engineer, High Voltage Cable Systems & Power Grids at Nexans.
  • Offshore Wind turbines or how to transform the wind into electricity
    Wind is one of the key renewable energies for the preservation of the planet's resources, workshop animated by Laurent Keromnes, Grid Cables Systems Design lab manager at Nexans.


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