Exhibition - MOIS DE LA PHOTO
The MEP collections: about extremes
seymour Jacobs, Brighton Beach, 1975. tirage gélatino- argentique. © Seymour Jacobs, Collection Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
The exhibition at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie offers a
selection of major photographs from its collection, first created in 1980.
Autour de l’extrême (‘focus on the extreme’) refers to a recurring theme in contemporary art, which constantly attempts to push back social, political, aesthetic or scientific limits. Showcasing work by internationally famous photographers such as Pierre Molinier, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andres Serano and Joël-Peter Witkin, and also pieces by young photographers such as Rodrigo Braga and Raphaël Dallaporta, the exhibition explores all the territories of the visible, from the conquest of the Moon to recent conflicts, and from medical research to experimental photography.
Two solo shows complete this journey through the extreme: a previously unseen work by François-Marie Banier, and scientific and aesthetic research in the form of holograms and interactive 3D screens by Rodolphe Gombergh.
10 november 2010 – 30 january 2011
Maison européenne de la photographie
5/7 rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris