This solo of Thierry Fontaine is to be read as an answer to his Pompidou Center exhibition that took place in October in the brand new photography space the museum opened as it will host this year’s PMU prize laureate’s exhibition.
Thierry Fontaine’s conceptual work goes way beyond staged photography: he uses all tools at hand to craft each image in a unique way. He twists reality and open doors to a poetic and political world that echoes his aesthetical and philosophical concerns, referring both to the tradition of contemporary art and to his own background: the Reunion island and the African continent.
The gallery gained recognition for its tendency to show previously un-exhibited works for Paris Photo. This time, it shed light on Corinne Mercadier and Karen Knorr’s new pieces. Both artists dived this year into new worlds, the shimmering colors and strange scenes they photographed adding up to create vibratory images. Karen Knorr introduce the new Japanese works the gallery will also exhibit in November. Corinne Mercadier unveil few images of her French and Parisian rooftops constellations. This scenography also finds space for Dorothée Smith’s ongoing project and thermal images. Claudia Huidobro’s feminine, surprising photographic collages, and match the chiaroscuro of Antoine d’Agata’s iconic photographs to perfection.
To balance this group of golden and bronze toned images with elegance, the gallery will end with dense blacks: an ensemble out of Gilbert Fastenaekens historical series Nocturnes and the rarely shown Paulo Nozolino’s dark black photographs. Noémie Goudal who worked for her last series on spatial dimensions will be part of this group, exhibiting her new cosmic black moon. Rising artists might also be welcome, be it the new black and whites Yusuf Sevinçli shot in Vichy.