Jean-Luc Moulène

French, b. 1955

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Jean-Luc Moulène

French, b. 1955

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Jean-Luc Moulène manipulates the aesthetic of commercial photography to stark effect, often creating deeply political images that are anything but glamorous. Moulène photographs his subjects against monochromatic backgrounds with a disarming lack of affectation or sentiment. His method also frequently involves recycling images from older collections of photographs and using them in newer works, such as the multiple shots of female genitalia that comprise the three-dimensional collage Cristal Sex (2006). Produits de Palestine (2002-2004) documents a number of retail goods, from wafers to women’s underwear, manufactured in Gaza and the West Bank, starkly photographed individually or in pairs. By enabling the products’ images to be seen by viewers (or consumers) of art, Moulène symbolically circumvents the trade sanctions imposed on the occupied territories.

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Dia:Beacon, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 6 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 6 more
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documenta, and 2 more
Biography

Jean-Luc Moulène manipulates the aesthetic of commercial photography to stark effect, often creating deeply political images that are anything but glamorous. Moulène photographs his subjects against monochromatic backgrounds with a disarming lack of affectation or sentiment. His method also frequently involves recycling images from older collections of photographs and using them in newer works, such as the multiple shots of female genitalia that comprise the three-dimensional collage Cristal Sex (2006). Produits de Palestine (2002-2004) documents a number of retail goods, from wafers to women’s underwear, manufactured in Gaza and the West Bank, starkly photographed individually or in pairs. By enabling the products’ images to be seen by viewers (or consumers) of art, Moulène symbolically circumvents the trade sanctions imposed on the occupied territories.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Dia:Beacon, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 6 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 6 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
documenta, and 2 more
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