Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation
3 Jun → 23 Aug 2020
From Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm. Closed Monday.
We often have the desire to stop time, or to slow it down to watch it pass. The Spanish photographer Marie Bovo has decided to capture this passage of time. To do so, she photographs at dusk, at the hour between dog and wolf. Photographing at night means using a long pause if you decide to photograph in natural light and not with a flash - and the long pause has the particularity of adding measuring time to the light. Dilated, slowed down, the time of photography is no longer the same as the time of immediate perception. Thus, in depopulated but inhabited places, on large formats, Marie Bovo reveals what is usually masked by night. Life through the window, abandoned objects, sky imprisoned by buildings, she walks and (s)hems herself into the city. She proposes more metaphorical temporalities, even dreamlike, which evoke the universal cycles of life. The Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation returns to this particular use of time and night, which contributed to the photographer's fame. The Alicante-born artist lives and works in Marseille. Since 2004, she has been represented by the Kamel Mennour gallery. With this exhibition, slow down and immerse yourself in the dreamy contemplation of Marie Bovo.