Mois de la Photo OFF 2014 : "Avers et revers sensible" à la Topographie de l'art

France, written by Catherine Rebois

“The Morgue (Multiple stabbing II)”, 1992, cibachrome, 101,6 x 82,6 cm © Andres Serrano / Courtesy galerie Yvon Lambert.

L’Espace Topographie invited photographer Catherine Rebois to curate the exhibition Avers et revers sensible (“The Obverse and Reserve of Perception”) and to design the accompanying catalogue.

Sei by Yuriko Takagi at the Galerie Lazarew, Paris

France, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

Sei © Yuriko Takagi

2 years after her great show The Birth of Gravity, the Galerie Lazarew Paris welcome back Japanese photographer Yuriko Takagi. For her new exhibition, SEI, Yuriko Takagi shows a disturbing immersion into the intimacy of flowers.

Mois de la Photo OFF 2014 : "Temples" by Thomas Jorion, at Galerie Insula

France, written by William Lambert

Velum, Temples © Thomas Jorion

The Galerie Insula will be exhibiting new and rare work by Thomas Jorion for its Mois de la Photo Off. These pictures were made into the 2013 book Silencio (La Martinière).

Mois de la Photo OFF 2014 : "Les Fusillés" by Johann Soussi at the Atelier du Fusil

France, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

Les Fusillés © Johann Soussi

For the 2014 edition, the festival will be exhibiting new work by Johann Soussi. The photographs were taken on the set of the film Les Fusillés, directed by Philippe Triboit and produced by Mascaret Films.

The Missings by Virginie Plauchut

France, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

Antoine, 2008, Les disparus © Virginie Plauchut

Virginie Plauchut returns to the places where the children were last seen. These ordinary scenes hold the secret to the disappearance. Plauchut (b. 1976), a French photographer, works mainly with film. Part documentary and part staged, her photographs question the other and the self. For the past few years she has been working on the theme of childhood.

Atlanta: Builder Levy, A retrospective at Arnika Dawkins Gallery

United States, written by Virginie Drujon-Kippelen

Jacqueline Santiago and Cathy Lindsey, Bushwick, Brooklyn, ca. 1975/76

Arnika Dawkins Fine Art Gallery recently put together a retrospective of Builder Levy's work. The show spanned his entire career, from his early work following the peace marches of the Civil Rights era in the late 1960s to the street demonstrations of the new millenium.

California: Bruce Davidson and Paul Caponigro at the Huntington Library

United States, written by Andy Romanoff

Paul Caponigro (b. 1932), Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England, 1967, gelatin silver print, 17 × 23 3/8 in. © Paul Caponigro.

 I like listening to curators talking about their work, talking about the things they think are important in the artist they are showing and talking about what they hope the viewer will see. Recently I heard Jennifer Watts, Curator of photographs at the Huntington Library and Scott Wilcox, Chief Curator of Art Collections at the Yale Center for British Art talk about their co-curated exhibition; Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland.


Leigh Ledare presents "Double Bind, 2012" in La vie domestique at Parc Saint-Léger

France, written by Cyril Brulé

Double Bind, 2012 © Leigh Ledare

The Centre d’Art Contemporain is located in rural Parc Saint-Léger, France. Its director for the past seven years, Sandra Patron, is curating one final show before taking over the direction of the Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain in Sérignac.

The installation, based on Leigh Ledare’s work Double Bind, reflects the ties between intimacy and social conventions. Arriving through the corridor to find 480 posters lining the walls, the visitor is thrown into the photographer’s complex world. (Minors are prohibited due to the exhibition’s explicit sexual content.) The posters are like collages from the glossy pages of a magazine, with the woman offering her body to the desirous male gaze.

You are invited! Openings : Month of Photography
Wednesday 26th November 2014

France, written by La Rédaction / The Staff

L'apnée des ombres Karine Zibaut Galerie la Ralentie 22-24 rue de la Fontaine au roi 75011 Paris Tel: 01 58 30 68 71 Exposition du 27 novembre au 22 decembre 2014 Du Mardi au Samedi de 14h00 à 19h00 Vernissage le 26 novembre 2014 à partir de 18h00

Paris will have dozens of openings in November. A number of galleries and institutions invite you, the readers of The Eye of Photography, to come to their opening. We will announce them every day.