Première vente de photographies contemporaines chez Christie's à Paris
Le département Photographies de Christie’s à Paris est fier d’organiser sa première vente de photographies contemporaines le 16 novembre prochain. Depuis son ouverture en 2002, ce département a toujours organisé des ventes qui ont rencontré un vif succès comme celles consacrées au photographe Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier Bresson, ou encore Jeanloup Sieff. Aujourd’hui, le département se tourne vers la photographie contemporaine et proposera une cinquantaine de tirages réalisés par les grands noms du XXème siècle à l’instar d’Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jeff Koons, Sophie Calle, Johns Coplans, Richard Misrach ou encore Vik Muniz. Parmi les pièces phares de la vente, retenons un spectaculaire ensemble de 27 tirages uniques par Hiroshi Sugimoto, qui représente plusieurs...
Then the work takes place On the Paradigm of the Conceptual in Contemporary PhotographyCurators: Maren Lübbke-Tidow (D) und Reinhard Braun (A)
First the artist defines meaning, then the work takes place.
Dan Graham, 1972
Contemporary conceptual art has, in recent years, been experiencing a cyclical upturn. Accordingly, in 2006 Camera Austria, with the exhibition "First the artist defines meaning", presented works by a younger generation of artists who were founding their work on conceptual reflections. Evident here was a fundamental relationship of ambivalence – between image and idea, between the visible and its representation, between methods and meaning – that invited more intensive reflection on this ambivalent relationship as explored through the current (follow-up) project. After all, the title "Then the work takes place" phrases the completion of Dan Gra...
Jean-Luc Mylayne For more than thirty years Jean-Luc Mylayne has explored the intimate bond between subject and photographer through a non-traditional approach that combines exacting conception, visionary inventiveness, and infinite patience. Mylayne’s photographic subjects, commonplace birds such as sparrows, starlings, and bluebirds, belie the wholly unique experience that Mylayne captures in his photography. Mylayne eschews telephoto lenses; he spends days and even weeks in the field with the birds, allowing them to become acclimated to his presence and thereby achieving a proximity and intimacy with his subjects that is unprecedented in traditional wild-life photography. The 23 large-scale color photographs in the exhibition emerged from more than two years’ work along migratory bird paths in the countryside surroun...