Exhibition of Diane Moulenc

From 1st April to 31st July 2020

Diane Moulenc is quite a character. This 24-year-old woman, a recent graduate of the National School of Photography in Arles, is one step ahead of herself. An astonishing maturity in her reinforces the only thing that matters in a photographer, an innate sense of the split second.

After a childhood spent far away from the world with a real connection to the earth, Diane Moulenc started taking a closer look at the city and the people, something quite unnatural to her. She walked the street without any preconceived ideas. The artist’s keen eye, immersed in urban promiscuity, proved to have a sharp sense of timing, that famous split second that captures little slices of life. Of all the possible images, Diane Moulenc extracts the most decisive one, a combination of an innate sense of timing and perfect framing.

Diane Moulenc already has the toolbox of a great photographer: an ability to see behind the scenes with a childlike poetic sense. She only takes a few shots of a scene – a form of decency – and extracts the image with a capital I. Diane Moulenc knows how to freeze this world for a second when we poor gallopers cannot even see it going by.

Exhibition of Pierre Molinier

from September 5, 2019 to March 31, 2020

Pierre Molinier was a French Surrealist painter and photographer best known for his erotic sadomasochistic imagery. Born on April 13, 1900 in Agen, France, Molinier began to explore the eroticism and fetishistic influences that would characterize his later work. In 1955, he developed a correspondence with the Surrealist André Breton, who initially encouraged Molinier’s work. In 1965, the artist began to make autoerotic self-portraits and photomontages in his Bordeaux apartment, which he referred to as his boudoir. These photographs feature Molinier and occasionally other models dressed in women’s lingerie and engaged in erotic and sadomasochistic acts.

Solo exhibition of Adrien Pezennec

from March 21 to September 4, 2019

For Adrien Pezennec, a graduate of the Arles photography school, the world is almost too small. Auschwitz, then North East West South, N.E.W.S., did you say ‘news’? The news is not good. Adrien Pezennec’s photography, work in progress, gives us a strange vision of the world. He cast the net wide, in the most positive sense of the word, putting together a slide show of his obsessions. This young man leads us into his world, our world, and reveals it to us in a way that we, as simple bystanders, do not see!

Almost History is a look at History through anecdotes: A man paid by tourists diving off Stari Most, the old bridge which was rebuilt between the Catholic and Muslim districts in Mostar; a huge wooden cross knocked down over the recently discovered remains of a mass grave in Dobronin; a church in Pristina closed-down with barbed wire, and the words “Let us not forget” are written all over.

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