Exhibition - MOIS DE LA PHOTO
Men in nature
Kari Soinio, Scent of a Man # 11, 2005.
Kari Soinio, born in 1962, uses photography as a means to explore the relationship between the male identity and landscape. His series of photographs of «man in a landscape» covers twenty years in which he ponders our view of masculinity, the body and manʼs image. Using himself as a subject, the artistʼs photographs depict a naked man in both natural and urban settings. The artist is seen from different angles, and he questions received notions of the male body by taking on a feminine aspect with a rounded belly and bottom or a hint of breasts. He deliberately manipulates his photos during the shooting and development process in order to foster and emphasise a sense of ambiguity.
21 octobre – 20 novembre 2010
60 rue des Écoles, 75005 Paris