La Touret, Modulations

La Touret, Modulations

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During his stay in the Dominican Monastery of La Tourette – the last major work of French architect Le Corbusier - photographer George Dupin disclosed a set of unseen snapshots.


During his stay in the Dominican Monastery of La Tourette – the last major work of French architect Le Corbusier - photographer George Dupin disclosed a set of unseen snapshots, the results of a personal tour of the monastery. George Dupin is a follower of Lucien Hervé (a photographer in close contact with Le Corbusier) and offers a vision of the convent that unveils overviews and original details (furniture, atrium, hallways…).

Also for this occasion, the works of Alan Charlton, an artist invited to La Tourette, are exhibited in the convent during Lyon’s Biennale of Contemporary Art taking place from September 10th to November 18th 2011.
A silent dialogue emerges between the architect’s work and the artist’s.


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Charlton (Alan)

Dupin (George)

George Dupin was born in 1966 and works and lives in Paris. He graduated from the Institut des Hautes études en arts plastiques and got his National diploma of plastic expression in 1990. George Dupin leads his research according to two axis: on one part, a photographic process that describes new contemporary subjects, and on the other part, a reflection on modalities and places of artistic representation. Since 1996, George Dupin’s work addresses contemporary mechanisms that manage modern cities such as Dubaï, Jérusalem, Pékin, Hérouville-Saint-Clair, Marne-la-Vallée, Sao Paulo… Unlike Eugène Atget and his nostalgia for a Paris that is disappearing behind new arteries created by Haussmann, George Dupin’s images attempt to show the emergence of new shapes. George Dupin doesn’t put the modernity of a gaze in place, but the will to confront himself to the world’s modernity. This attention he pays to the world essentially relies on architecture, urban functioning and the chaos resulting from global overpopulation.

Molnar (Véra)

Born 1924 (5th January) in Vera Gacs, Budapest. Lives and works in Paris as well as in Normandy

1942-47 studied painting and for a diploma in art history and aesthetics at the Budapest College of Fine Arts. 1946 first non-representational images are created. 1947 artists′ fellowship in Rome at the Villa Julia moved to France. 1947-60 occasional co-operation with François Molnar. 1948 marriage to François Molnar. 1959-68 works with the machine imaginaire method. 1960 Co-founder of the Groupe de Recherche d′Art Visuel (GRAV) first participation in an exhibition organized by her friend Max Bill with the title Konkrete Kunst (Concrete Art) in Zurich, Helmhaus. 1967 Co-founder of the Group Art et Informatique at the Parisian Institut d′Esthétique et des Sciences de l′Art. 1968 first computer graphics are designed: thereafter continuous work with the computer. 1976 development of the "Molnart" computer software programme jointly with her husband first single exhibition Transformations at the gallery of the London Polytechnic. 1979 works at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, at the Atelier de Recherche des Techniques Avancées (ARTA). 1980 member of the Centre deRecherche Expérimentale et Informatique des Arts Visuels(CREIAV) at the Université de Paris I, Sorbonnethe first artist′s book 1% de désordre is published by Wedgepress & Cheese in Bjerred (Sweden). 1985-90 lectureship in fine arts and aesthetics and art history at the Université de Paris I, Sorbonne. 1990 her works are on display at major European exhibitions on non-representational art and avantgarde the first installative work is created for the Foundation of Concrete Art, Reutlingen . 1999 large monographic exhibition Extrait de 100 000 milliards de lignes at the Centre de Recherche, d′Échange et de Diffusion pour l′Art Contemporain (CRÉDAC) in Ivry-sur-Seine. 2005 recipient of the first d.velop digital art award [ddaa] for her life′s work, organised annually by the Digital Art Museum [DAM] and honoured with an individual exhibition by the Kunsthalle Bremen

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