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Stan Douglas. Abandonment And Splendour

Centre Culturel Canadien (Invalides)
September 26th, 2013 - January 17th, 2014

Stan Douglas, Michigan Theater 1999
Stan Douglas, Michigan Theater, de la série Detroit Photos, 1999, avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste et de la David Zwirner Gallery NYC, London
Vidéo de l'exposition Stan Douglas au CCC
Vidéo de l'exposition Stan Douglas : Abandon et splendeur au Centre culurel canadien. © Vincent Royer OpenUp Studio/Centre culturel canadien
Stan Douglas, Nootka Sound, Gold River Mill, 1996
Stan Douglas, Nootka Sound, Gold River Mill, 1996
Stan Douglas, Ruskin Photos, 1993
Stan Douglas, Ruskin Photos, View of the Ruskin Power Plant and the Stave River, 1993

Vernissage, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 6 p.m. (last admission: 8:30 p.m.)

Visit the exhibition in the artist’s presence at 5 p.m. (reservations required: 01 44 43 21 48)

A retrospective look at the photographic work produced by Stan Douglas in the last decade of the twentieth century, Abandonment and Splendour explores the ruins of certain great Western utopias in their paradoxical beauty. The exhibition focused on four series (Ruskin Photos, Potsdamer Schrebergärten, Nootka Sound and Detroit Photos) haunted by a history between light and shadow that the image does not explain but evokes with the poetic suspense that is the artist’s hallmark.

Stan Douglas lives is Vancouver. A major figure in contemporary art, he produces films, photographs and installations in which past and present are condensed in complex systems that borrow as much from Hollywood and television, as they do from literature, music and philosophy.

Curator: Catherine Bédard

In partnership with Connaissance des Arts

Where

Centre Culturel Canadien (Invalides)
5, rue de Constantine, Paris

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