THE WHITE MOUNTAIN
12 October 2012 - 16 December 2012
The musée Granet, a cultural institution of the Communauté du Pays d’Aix, will present the “The White Mountain”, a 100 sq.m. exhibition of photographs of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire by Bernard Plossu, between 13 October and 16 December.
These 107 never-before-seen photographs reveal the influence of white light on the artist during his walks around and up the mountain.
Conscious of the mark left by his illustrious predecessors in this place prized by painters, Bernard Plossu decided to dedicate this series to François-Marius Granet, who he admires greatly. These landscapes in 17.5 x 26.5 cm format are displayed alongside miniatures (7.7 x 11.6 cm) of the eastern slope, taken in full sunlight in the Puyloubier region.
Bernard Plossu was also keen to break the classical mould by taking a series of more modern photographs of the mountain from a distance, featuring electric poles and common brand names, offering an alternative vision of Sainte-Victoire.
A selection of miniature photographs from the “Dust garden” series taken in New Mexico and artists’ books will reveal how Plossu has approached the landscape throughout his career.
ALSO ON THE SAME DATES :
MARSEILLE - PLOSSU
Held in tandem with the exhibition devoted to Bernard Plossu at the musée Granet, the Centre de la Vielle Charité in Marseille presents the artist’s photographs of the city between 1991 and 2012. Plossu provides an offbeat vision of Marseille through more than 230 images that go beyond or confirm our stereotypes. They include the “archipel du Riou”, “Marseille en autobus” and “Le port autonome” series.
Centre de la Vieille Charité,
2 rue de la Vieille Charité
Information: +33 (0)4 91 14 58 80
12 October - 15 December 2012
This exhibition features a dozen large-scale montages of photographs taken from Bernard Plossu’s long walks in the American West, New Mexico and Europe since the end of the 70s.
22 rue Pavillon
Information: +33 (0)6 29 46 33 98