Vue de l'exposition "Nocturnes de Colombie, images contemporaines"
17 Sep 2013 02 Feb 2014

Nocturnes de Colombie

Images contemporaines

The exhibition aims to provide specific insight into four major Colombian artists, each of whom have constructed a specific work that broadly examines our relationship to photographic images.

About the exhibition

Juan Manuel Echavarría (Medellin, 1947), José Alejandro Restrepo (Bogota, 1959), Miguel Ángel Rojas (Bogota, 1946) and Oscar Muñoz (Popayan, 1951) are the descendants of many generations who have experienced different stages of an uninterrupted civil war. While their work cannot be reduced to this common issue, this global creative context must be emphasised.

The exhibition is organised as a succession of four sections, one per artist. This choice of presenting a smaller selection of artists has enabled each one to be given a genuine space and to construct an overall theme conveyed by the comparison of their respective works. The exhibition enables the viewer to understand the works by highlighting their plastic qualities. It also expresses the relationship between the works and photographic imagery, narrative, filmed image and the spoken word. All the four artists have very different artistic practices, they each emphasise the fine boundary between film and photography and deeply question the unstable status of these images.

This comparison results in recurring figures and similar questions. The notion of a distanced witness takes on many different forms in several works which play with the ductility of the image and even its materiality. Here, the memorial function of the image is questioned, disassembled, demonstrated and reactivated in forms that blur the traditional frontiers between the different media. This freedom to reuse and to pass from one form to another, far from being employed simply to demonstrate the photographer's virtuosity, is used rather to develop the thought process surrounding the images.

  • Curator

    • Christine Barthe, manager of the Heritage Unit of the photographic collections at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
  • Place:   Mezzanine ouest
  • TimeSlots:  
    From Tuesday 17 September 2013 at Sunday 02 February 2014
  • Closed on monday
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  10:30 am-07:00 pm
    Thursday:  10:30 am-10:00 pm
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Exhibitions
Vue de l'exposition "Nocturnes de Colombie, images contemporaines"
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Nocturnes de Colombie - Bande-annonce de l'exposition
Exposition "Nocturnes de Colombie" dans le cadre de Photoquai, 4ème biennale des images du monde, au musée du quai Branly, du mardi 17 septembre 2013 au dimanche 2 février 2014. Pour en savoir plus :
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Around the event

Guided tours, workshops, concerts, etc.
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Around the event