The Youth Code
Juvenilia no 37 (Burnt), 2009 © Ole John Aandal
Mira, 2010 © Stéphanie Marie Couson
Hyper 20, 2007 © Denis Darzacq, courtesy of Galerie VU', Paris, France
Autoportrait en poulpe, 2009 © David Favrod
Sleepover party. From the series Tête-à-tête, 2008 © Martine Fougeron
Pretty new thing. From the series Mothers and Daughters, 2012 © Julia Fullerton-Batten
Every person here is beautiful and wonderful. From the series Cruel Story of Youth, 2008 © Jennifer Loeber
You and my friends 2, 2012 © Ryan McGinley, courtesy of Team Gallery, New York
Boy with a cigarette, 2001 © Sung Jin Park
Untitled. From the series Our Father Ceausescu, 2009 © Dana Popa
11-08-09 14:49. From the series Showroom Girls, 2011 © Willem Popelier
Hoover, 2011 © Viviane Sassen
Inspector, From the series In the Kitchen, 2005 © Dona Schwartz
The Youth Code takes adolescence as its subject, a theme widely represented in contemporary photography. The exhibition is curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer.
Adolescents form their own social group. No longer children, but not yet adults, they have their own codes. Many artists are attracted to this period of transition, which is both physical and psychological. The Youth Code gives viewers the chance to discover 20 such artists from across the world. Their work, mainly photographs, but a few video installations, explores different facets of adolescence.
The exhibition features the work of Ole John Aandal, Anoush Abrar, Stéphanie Marie Couson, Denis Darzacq, Jen Davis, David Favrod, Martine Fougeron, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Ina Jang, Anouk Kruithof, Ji Hyun Kwon, Jennifer Loeber, Ryan McGinley, Sung Jin Park, Dana Popa, Willem Popelier, Augustin Rebetez, Viviane Sassen, Nicolas Savary and Dona Schwartz.
The Youth Code
September 20 – October 28, 2012
Curator: Nathalie Herschdorfer