Exhibition - MOIS DE LA PHOTO
Krass Clement: Danish existentialism
Krass Clement (b. 1946) is one of the most remarkable and influential Danish photographers of his generation. All his photographs raise existential questions about the human condition; they deal with the feelings we have difficulty facing: loss, anxiety and solitude, and with those aspects of life we all try to keep at a distance. If Clementʼs photographs affect us so deeply, it is not only because of his great visual talent, but also because of his ability to make these subjects accessible and immediate. This is perhaps because he actually speaks of himself. In some ways his photographic work could be seen as a type of self-portrait transposed into a world with which we are all familiar.
The exhibition at the Maison du Danemark will present a series of major photographic pieces, in particular Ved Døden (About Death), Hvor ingen talte (Where nobody spoke), Drum et sted i Irland (Drum a place in Ireland), Et Danmarksbillede på Storebælt (An image of Denmark on the Great Belt), Et Novemberrejse (A November Trip), as well as some recent photographs from his latest project on changing Denmark.
4-28 novembre 2010
Espace Culturel Danois
142 avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris