« THE YOUTH CODE ! » at the Christophe Guye Galerie
Christophe Guye Galerie is proud to announce its upcoming exhibition THE YOUTH CODE!, an exciting group show conceived by Swiss curator Nathalie Herschdorfer, former curator of the Mus ée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, featuring emerging and established international photography artists alike. Circling the theme of youth – the idealisation thereof as well as the difficulties it bares – and the omnipresent images of youth and youth culture created by adults and adolescents alike, THE YOUTH CODE! investigates this prominent phenomenon while suggesting it as an independent contemporary photographic genre. Presenting an intriguing mix of real and imaginary images the exhibition doesn’t try to present a collective portrait of adolescence, but rather brings together the work of various intern...
Bill Henson: « cloud landscapes » the Master of the use of light and dark
The exhibition Bill Henson: cloud landscapes brings together works that traverse the oeuvre of the renowned Australian photographer in order to give insight into the shifts and continuities in his expansive career. Cloud landscapes will showcase recent works from the Art Gallery’s collection alongside a small selection from the Paris Opera Project and the early “Mahler” series. This aims to highlight Henson’s sustained interest in depicting landscapes as well as figures, displaying them together to reveal the equal importance the artist places on seemingly disparate aspects of his practice.
Born in Melbourne in 1955, Bill Henson’s work has been extensively exhibited in Australia, the USA, Europe and Japan. He represented Australia at the Venice Biennale in 1995. Emphatically self-suf...
TEEN CITY - THE ADVENTURE OF ADOLESCENCETEEN CITY - THE ADVENTURE OF ADOLESCENCE
Teen, abbreviation of teenager, an adolescent aged between 13 and 19.
City, from French « cité » and Latin « civitas ».
The member of a city, the citizen (latin civis), inhabits a clearly defined territory.
He has duties towards his tribe and considers his peers as members of his family or clan.
Adolescence is probably the phase of life that raises the most questions. A gathering of young people always creates a stir and it's not uncommon to see anxiety in the faces of any adults present. Accounts of this period of life often do no more than evoke the difficulties adolescents experience or generate. Sociologists agree that they possess a range of capacities, preferences and cultural behavior patterns that are sufficiently stable and cohere...