Exhibition : The French Quarter by George DureauHigher Pictures is pleased to present The French Quarter, 1970s - 1980s by George Dureau (1930 - 2014), opening at The Armory Show. The exhibition features a selection of Dureau's iconic studio portraits of male nudes, as well as rarely seen group portraits taken in the streets of his native New Orleans. This is the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery.
Dureau trained as a painter and only came to photography in the early 1970s, after a shift in his work from the abstract to the figurative found him regularly taking photographs of his models. Dureau's preoccupation with black male nudes and the physicality of the male body, and his tightly composed and meticulously directed portrait style, were key influences on a young Robert Mapplethorpe, who was an admirer and collector of Dureau's work....
Focus on the extreme at the MEP The exhibition at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie offers a selection of major photographs from its collection, first created in 1980. Choosing from 20,000 contemporary photographs inevitably involved selecting a theme.
Autour de l’extrême (‘focus on the extreme’) refers to a recurring theme in contemporary art, which constantly attempts to push back social, political, aesthetic or scientific limits. Showcasing work by internationally famous photographers such as Pierre Molinier, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andres Serano and Joël-Peter Witkin, and also pieces by young photographers such as Rodrigo Braga and Raphaël Dallaporta, the exhibition explores all the territories of the visible, from the conquest of the Moon to recent conflicts, and from medical research to experimenta...
Autour de l'extrême à la MEP L’exposition présentée à la Maison Européenne de la Photographie se propose d’offrir un florilège des oeuvres les plus marquantes de sa collection commencée en 1980. Choisir parmi 20 000 oeuvres contemporaines, c’était immanquablement s’imposer un thème.
« Autour de l’extrême » renvoie donc à une des constantes de la création contemporaine qui tend à repousser inexorablement les limites, que celles-ci soient sociales, politiques, esthétiques ou scientifiques. A travers les oeuvres de photographes internationalement reconnus comme Pierre Molinier, Mapplethorpe, Andres Serano ou Joël-Peter Witkin, mais aussi de jeunes photographes comme le Brésilien Rodrigo Braga, ou Raphaël ...