A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY
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Exhibition: – 21 May 2023
Thu 2 Mar 18:00
Place de la Gare 17
Wed-Mon 10-18, Thu 10-20
The exhibition traces the history of blur in photography, from the invention of the process to the contemporary era. With comparisons to painting and cinema, it tells the story – through key works – of the evolution of this form, as well as the values associated with it according to the different periods and photographic practices.
From Alfred Stieglitz to Gerhart Richter, and including Auguste Rodin, Man Ray, William Klein, Jan Groover and Sarah Moon, one can perceive the richness of blur, which often evokes an element and its opposite, whether in its relationship to reality or to mimesis, in its bourgeois and revolutionary affinities, in its relationship to amateurism and expertise, or in the technical virtuosity that it evokes, or on the contrary the primary defect it indicates.