PHOTOGRAPHY AS A GAME
Books and prints. 6 May — 26 June
delpire & co reopens with a selection of books, objects and prints around the notion of GAME.
Susan Meiselas will be our special guest on Saturday May 22 to sign her book Eyes Open, 23 photographic ideas for curious kids. On this occasion, we are pleased to announce the facsimile reissue of Learn to See, A Sourcebook of Photography Projects by Students and Teachers published in 1974.
This exhibition takes as a starting point the idea of playing, to question our relationship to the world and to the objects that surround us. From the documentation of children’s games to performance, including experiments with the medium, the artists go beyond the photographic exercise and integrate the game as the first stage of creation: having fun with their environment, intervening, recreating, realizing collages, associations, semantic games, playing tricks with images … As if it were a question of reorganizing reality, these works reveal handmade worlds, where diverted objects free themselves from their primary function to fully integrate the dimension of pleasure and lightness.
Invited artists: Jason Fulford, Estelle Hanania, Jonathan LLense, Stéphanie Solinas, Clare Strand, Eric Tabuchi
image : Estelle Hanania, Les Citrons, 2021