Fred Herzog • Sabine Weiss — La ville miroir



Fred Herzog • Sabine Weiss
La ville miroir

Past: June 8 → July 28, 2018

Sabine Weiss and Fred Herzog? Why bring together these two photographers? They belong to the same generation that came to photography in an effort to return to the real and to the human after the experimentation of the 1920s and the horrors of World War Two, but that seems hardly enough of a justification. A much stronger connection is that they have both made the city the center of their works, which belong to two different traditions, one European, the other North-American. Mirror City puts them face to face, inviting a comparison of the reflections they offer of post-war urban reality.

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Fred Herzog, Hastings & Seymour, 1961 Archival Pigment print — 46 × 30,5 cm © Fred Herzog & Les Douches la Galerie, Paris

Sabine Weiss and Fred Herzog never tire of patiently, carefully strolling through cities. For it is urban landscapes, which they help us to see and feel, that best reflect their world, their obsessions, their commitments.

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Sabine Weiss, Égypte, 1983 Gelatin silver print, printed later — 30 × 40 cm © Sabine Weiss & Les Douches la Galerie, Paris

Beginning this 20th June, the Centre Georges Pompidou will host an exhibit on Sabine Weiss, and to add our contribution, we’ve brought together her images and those of Fred Herzog, who chose colour as the best way to express his identity.

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Fred Herzog, Lucy / Georgia, 1968 Archival Pigment print — 30,5 × 46 cm © Fred Herzog & Les Douches la Galerie, Paris
  • La ville miroir Opening Thursday, June 7, 2018 6 PM → 9 PM
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5, rue Legouvé

75010 Paris

T. 01 78 94 03 00

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Wednesday – Saturday, 2 PM – 7 PM
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The artists

  • Sabine Weiss
  • Fred Herzog