Exhibition - MOIS DE LA PHOTO
Michaël Ackerman, Sans titre, 1999. Épreuve aux sels d’argent contrecollée sur aluminium. Collection Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Half Life is Michael Ackermanʼs third opus. After “End Time City” (1999), a crazy journey through the city of Varanasi, India, and then “Fiction” (2001), where unity of place is shattered into a sequence of images that seem to have been made in haste between New York and Europe, “Half Life” fills in the outlines of a territory that Michael Ackerman has depicted as his life has progressed, in recent years focusing on Poland and Berlin.
Half Life forms a narrative in which past and present blend together in a subjective approach that blurs all temporal and geographical reference points.
Although many of these photographs were taken in Poland – as if he was remembering something – Michael Ackerman cannot resist overstepping frontiers, and his work oscillates between his own story and the broader sweep of a history which is also our own. He invites us to witness a purely photographic act that extracts palpable sensations from reality.
10 november 2010 – 8 january 2011
58 rue Saint-Lazare, 75009 Paris