Suzanne Lafont - Situations
Suzanne Lafont (1949) is one of the most important figures on the French contemporary photography scene. Her work came to prominence in the 1990s.
Suzanne Lafont (1949) is one of the most important figures on the French contemporary photography scene. Her work came to prominence in the 1990s with a solo exhibition at Jeu de Paume and MoMA (New York) in 1992. She has developed a photographic body of work with a large scope or field: her work includes references to theatre, performance, cinema and literature.
The exhibition at the Musée Carré d’Art (Nîmes) offers an overview of her more recent work, the majority of which has been produced for the exhibition, but also includes images taken by the artist since 1995. The latter enhance or add to the photographs on display and allow the visitor to have recourse to different exchanges of images through a variety of situations.
By way of introduction to the exhibition, 468 of these image banks are organized as a slideshow (Index). The exhibition then develops around the figure of the actor/performer. This protagonist first activates the spectator’s space before finally reappearing in an adaptation of a literary narrative, "The Mystery of Marie Roget", by Edgar Allan Poe.
Exhibition at Carré d’art, Contemporary Art Museum in Nîmes, from 6th February to 26th April 2015.
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- 22 x 29 cm
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Born in 1949, Suzanne Lafont works and lives in Paris. French photographer, her work is well-known since the beginning of the 90s.
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