Alessandra Sanguinetti in residency in France

27 Apr
29 Jun 2017
Alessandra Sanguinetti
Alessandra Sanguinetti, "Intermission", Saint-Martin-Boulogne, 2016 © Alessandra Sanguinetti
Alessandra Sanguinetti
Alessandra Sanguinetti, "Mise-en-scène", Calais, 2016 © Alessandra Sanguinetti
Alessandra Sanguinetti
Alessandra Sanguinetti, Claudine, Deauville, 2016 © Alessandra Sanguinetti
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Alessandra Sanguinetti, "Eidel", Marseille, 2016 © Alessandra Sanguinetti
Alessandra Sanguinetti
Alessandra Sanguinetti inaugurating her exhibition at the Aperture Gallery, New York, 2017 © Carly Lovejoy, Courtesy Aperture Foundation
For its second edition, Immersion, a French American Photography Commission presents Alessandra Sanguinetti. The American photographer travelled across France in a roving residency guided by intuition. Her project, "Le Gendarme sur la Colline", is on display at the Aperture Gallery in New York.

Alessandra Sanguinetti is working under the benevolent eye of Susan Bright as part of a programme of cross-Atlantic residencies that were formed in 2015 from the alliance between the Aperture Foundation and the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. She has produced a visual journey, woven together by encounters and guided by intuition.

The American photographer’s journey started in Calais. These first steps would go on to inspire the title of her exhibition: positioned atop a hill, the policeman appropriates the countryside, a figure of security for some, a figure of fear for others. The contradiction is indicative of a malaise that intrudes and infiltrates the artist’s wanderings, by bus, by train and by car, through countryside and villages, to Marseille. And finally, to Paris. “As I moved along the countryside, towns and the cities, the feeling was a bit like that of being in a moving theatre, with glimpses into the mystery that is everyone we briefly meet or pass by. Small revelations, slight unveilings followed by the curtain coming down as the next act begins.” The American artist delivers a personal depiction of France today. Through her framing and use of light, the familiar metamorphosises and becomes infused with poetry. “Through her work, a transformation takes place: she assembles a series of fragments and details from a host of different lives, showing us that what can be historic, significant, and revelatory is not the stuff of headlines, but that of the quotidian.” (Susan Bright)

The Aperture Foundation in New York has dedicated a solo exhibition and a book to the photographer’s work. The exhibition features a collection of photographs that take the viewer on her journey from Calais to Marseille, stopping off in Nice and Boulogne-sur-Mer. The book, published by Aperture and the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, features an essay by Susan Bright.

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Photography
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Aperture Gallery
New York
United States
The American artist delivers a personal depiction of France today. Through her framing and use of light, the familiar metamorphosises and becomes infused with poetry.
Throughout Alessandra Sanguinetti’s work, a transformation takes place: she assembles a series of fragments and details from a host of different lives.
The exhibition features a collection of photographs that take the viewer on her journey from Calais to Marseille, via Nice and Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Informations

Practical information

"Le Gendarme sur la Colline",
an exhibition by Alessandra Sanguinetti
from 04/27/2017 to 06/29/2017

Aperture Gallery, New York

https://aperture.org

Available in bookstores

Alessandra Sanguinetti,
Le Gendarme sur la Colline,
published by Aperture / Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, 2017

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