L'épure photographique

October 27 - December 22 2018

Presentation

Opening on Saturday, october 27th, from 2 to 7 pm

Aaron Siskind (1903-1991)'s work cannot be reduced to a single photographic genre. Alongside his remarkable career as a teacher who put a stamp on several generations of photographers, this great figure in the history of American photography never ceased to surprise. From his very documentary vision with the Photo League to his much more plastic endeavours linked to abstract, expressionist painters, his approach to photography embraced different styles and ruffled numerous prejudices.

The gallery is very pleased to be able to present some forty photographs tied to his experiments, to his attention to minute things, to precarious forms, to snippets of language springing from the vestiges of time. His career was at the very least unique, with a body of work that remains exceptionally modern even today.