8th session at L'Appartement
Exhibition: 6 Dec 2023 – 14 Apr 2024
Wed 6 Dec 18:00
Place de la Gare 3
+41(0)21-922 48 54
The three artists featured in this 8th session of contemporary photography exhibitions at L'Appartement are :
➖ Christopher Anderson – “Family Trilogy”
➖ Jean-Marie Donat – “Christmas Nightmare”
➖ Kristine Potter – “Dark Waters”
OPENING: Wednesday 6th December 2023 at 6pm
Advertisements generally encourage us to picture Santa Claus as a cheerful chubby man with a bushy white beard and a smart red suit, always smiling and huggable. But what’s he really like? Collector Jean-Marie Donat scoured flea markets all over Europe to compile this extraordinary collection of photographs from the 1930s to the 1970s, in which we see the beloved myth become a nightmare of triviality and awkward clumsiness. This witty series seems most likely to confirm our childhood suspicions: Is Santa Claus just an ordinary man, after all?
Jean-Marie Donat was Born in 1962 in Paris. He is a publisher and savvy collector who scouts the world in search of original prints, whether anonymous or by known artists. He has collected a body of images that offer a singular interpretation of the century. His collection has been exhibited in Europe and published at Ãditions Innocences.