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Eikoh Hosoe - Gaudi

45 min visit

Galerie Baudoin Lebon
16 Jan → 14 Mar 2020
From Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

« A rare encounter with Eikoh Hosoe, great names in Japanese photography! Bluffing. »

His name may not ring a bell, unless you're a fan of Japanese photography. Yet Eikoh Hosoe, exhibited at the gallery baudoin lebon is one of the greatest photographer of the country of the rising sun. It is a privilege to discover his work. Do not miss this meeting! For Eikoh Hosoe, photography can be "both a recording and a 'mirror'". If the camera restores only what is visible, it brings back to our memory what our eye had only glimpsed and highlights it. With this in mind, Hosoe seeks Beauty. This quest is first of all an exploration of the body that refers to a reflection on identity, then he gradually develops a work situated at the crossroads of several art forms, combining photography with theatre, cinema, traditional Japanese art, and finally architecture. It was in 1977 that he began to immortalize Gaudì's works. Hosoe has never photographed architecture in Japan. He prefers humans as models, but for Gaudì, architecture for him resembles bodies with strong sexual potential. This work, recorded in his book "The Cosmos of Gaudì", presents a different approach to the human curves he had previously explored. baudoin lebon presents for the first time in France this bias, an exceptional opportunity to contemplate this facet of Eikoh Hosoe's work, but also to discover Gaudì in a different way.


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