until 02.12. | #1627ARTatBerlin | Galerie Pugliese Levi presents from 24th October 2017 the exhibition “Prise de terre” by the French artist Thibaut Duchenne.
Galerie Pugliese Levi shows the photographs of the French farmer and photographer Thibaut Duchenne. With a direct take on his environment beyond established traditions and techniques, a rural world is unveiled that is about to disappear but continues its life in evocative forms. His pictures, shot literally on the go to daily work and saturated by personal experience, are of a poetic realism which leaves room for loneliness and yet is immediately attractive.
Image caption (cover): Thibaut Duchenne, Double porte 1, 2016
The beet and cereal grower Thibaut Duchenne takes us along to buildings and fields on the quest for a second nature, which emerges when cultivation work stops. His journeys of discovery, from the family farm in northern France to abandoned places in the USA, yield photographs which are “idyllic but perturbing, natural but motionless, civilized yet devoid of mankind” (Étienne Gatti).
Image caption: Thibaut Duchenne, Vivarium 1, 2016
Thibaut Duchenne took over the family farm in Ver-sur-Launette in Picardy in 1988. His photographic work became known to a wider audience through his participation in the 57th Salon de Montrouge in 2012. It was since published and exhibited in a number of magazines and events, including “L’Œil de la photographie”, Green Flowers Art Gallery and the exhibitions “Parti(e) du paysage” by Galerie Simon Cau and “Art is Hope” at Galerie Perrotin in Paris in 2016.
The show at Galerie Pugliese Levi is Thibaut Duchenne’s first solo exhibition and the first exhibition of his work in Germany.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.
Vernissage: Saturday, 21st October 2017, 6 p.m.
Exhibition period: Tuesday, 24st October to Saturday, 2st December 2017Zur Galerie Pugliese Levi
Exhibition: Thibaut Duchenne – Prise de terre – Galerie Pugliese Levi | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin