News from CLERVAUX - CITÉ DE L'IMAGE
The works that form this specific season wish to open a diversified discourse on storytelling in images. The theme holds imaginary potential rooted in the real world to make the most of its incredible capacity - namely to be able to reinvent itself continuously and untiringly.
The image, dissociated from all rational and predefined logic, contains therefore several realities and reveals itself to be reconciling by encouraging towards a work that is individual and subjective. It rules out clas… more
PICTURALITÉ & GRAPHISME
"Picturalité & Graphisme" addresses a question of style: that of the pictorial and the graphic.
This time the photographic medium transcend the boundaries of various artistic disciplines: it dilutes forms and contours to look more like a painting than a photo. It does away with the depth of field in favour of flat and plain surfaces to project a semblance of graphic art.
Is photography growing weary of being itself? Quite the contrary: this is a manifestation of its… more
CLERVAUX CITÉ DE L'IMAGE
Clervaux – cité de l’image was launched in 2009 in Clervaux, in Luxembourg. The organisation is dedicated to contemporary photography, showcasing it in the public sphere.
Every year a new theme is being addressed and explored, by means of photographic installations scattered around town.
This current season is named "CONTES D’IMAGES" and looks into storytelling and visual narration… more
DE TOUS LES NOIRS ET BLANCS
The relationship to reality is marked not just by opposites but by subtle nuances.
The unambiguous opposition of black and white gives rise to a vague inkling: there is more, something more complex, different shades. Contemporary photography makes no exception, both in its artistic mission and in its documentary approach.
The first rupture occurs on the surface, before travelling down to deeper levels and layers. In the window of the photographer's eye, everything is al… more
The new collection explores the different forms the portrait can take in contemporary photography. The subject allows for certain interpretations and liberties in its definition and the selection of images.
The conscious expansion of the meaning of "portrait" serves to enable additional reflections – perhaps in favour of a cultural landscape and its perception?
This wider understanding of the genre does not, however, erase its distinct characteristics. The c… more
Titled "Still Light", this photographic season invites the viewer on a meditative journey.
When our thoughts get lost in abstraction, or we lack the distance necessary to analyse what’s before us, it is generally recommended to wait for dawn. The bright light allows us to distinguish and separate the elements, and though the advice is to "sleep on it", it is the light of day that guides our thoughts clearly, because it shows us things as they really are.
Breaking the mould. Giving shape
For something to reveal its interior, it must break open. This "break" is often brutal, at least in the literal sense, so the act of breaking open requires an unambiguous position, a deep conviction, and the courage of decisiveness.
The breaking of the mould is a definitive, non-reversible act!
It is an artistic and an existential process. The mould, the hard shell, symbol of serial reproduction and anonymity, is destroyed, raising the question of how individuality is… more