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Exhibition PHOTO SAINT GERMAIN - AT WORK / IN WORKS : REPRESENTATION(S) OF THE ARTIST IN HIS STUDIO

Exhibition

PHOTO SAINT GERMAIN - AT WORK / IN WORKS : REPRESENTATION(S) OF THE ARTIST IN HIS STUDIO
From 04th to 20th November 2016

Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Paris 6e

Does entering an artist's studio allow us to pierce the mystery of the creative process? What do we see when looking at the photograph of an artist in his studio? The artist often stands amongst his works, claiming his own creativity or looking a little awkward in a formal composition. Sometimes the artist is just standing there, hovering, as if suspended in his den. Other shots show us the artist in action, focused on his effort, as if unaware of the lens staring at him.

 

Since the nineteenth century the photographic medium is part of this attempt to explore the mechanisms of art production. The fascination of photographers for the artist at work or "in works" does not shed much light on the creative process. It essentially documents it and in particular reflects our understanding of the artist's identity. Thus Rodin, through the lens of Jean Limet, poses with a distant look, a powerful hand on the base of his work « La Tour du travail », wearing a belted coat fastened by a single rope like a monk's robe. As for Giacometti, he is photographed by Sabine Weiss sculpting in his suit and tie, an incarnation of the modern man. With Henri Cartier-Bresson, the outstretched arms of Rauschenberg, crouching, surrounded with works in progress, almost appear to be those of a labourer... As many visions which exalt our propensity to build a mythology of the creator.

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Exhibition FESTIVAL BIZARRO - femmes sacrées / sacrées femmes !

Exhibition

FESTIVAL BIZARRO - femmes sacrées / sacrées femmes !
From 16th September 2016 to 30th October 2016

Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Paris 6e

Pour cette nouvelle participation au festival Bizarro de Saint-Germain des Prés, La librairie Signatures vous propose de découvrir  une exposition née de la rencontre avec le photographe Patrice Bouvier. Au coeur de la thématique de 2016, Bêtes de Scènes et Sacrés Monstres, l'exposition propose un regard croisé entre deux séries de photographies : une sélection de portraits de femmes qui ont su s'imposer sur le devant de la scène pour devenir des « monstres sacrés » et une série de portraits de femmes-clowns, de « sacrés monstres », saisies par Patrice Bouvier. La mise en parallèle de ces tirages présentés en 14 diptyques, joue sur un effet visuel de similitude, de clin d'oeil ou d'opposition. Mais l'écho se fait aussi dans le regard que ces femmes-clowns, qui ont su batailler pour faire éclore leur modernité dans le monde du cirque, portent sur ces célèbres figures.

 

Site du photographe : patricebouvier.com

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Exhibition FESTIVAL DE PHOTO

Exhibition

FESTIVAL DE PHOTO
From 07th to 22th November 2015

Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Paris 6e

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Fair THE INTERNATIONAL FINE ART AND ANTIQUES SHOW 2015

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THE INTERNATIONAL FINE ART AND ANTIQUES SHOW 2015
From 23th to 29th October 2015

Park Avenue Armory - New-York

Fair PARIS BEAUX-ARTS

Fair

PARIS BEAUX-ARTS
From 01st to 05th April 2015

Carrousel du Louvre - Paris 1er

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Fair BRAFA'15

Fair

BRAFA'15
From 24th January 2015 to 01st February 2015

Tour & Taxis - Bruxelles

Fair THE INTERNATIONAL FINE ART AND ANTIQUES SHOW 2014

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THE INTERNATIONAL FINE ART AND ANTIQUES SHOW 2014
From 17th to 23th October 2014

Park Avenue Armory - New-York

Exhibition FESTIVAL BIZARRO

Exhibition

FESTIVAL BIZARRO
From 26th September 2014 to 01st November 2014

Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Paris 6e

Fair BRAFA'14

Fair

BRAFA'14
From 25th January 2014 to 02nd February 2014

Tour & Taxis - Bruxelles

Exhibition FESTIVAL PHOTO

Exhibition

FESTIVAL PHOTO
From 06th to 23th November 2013

Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Paris 6e

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