Exhibition - TRANSMUTATIONS
Arendt House until the end of February 2020 every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Since the 1990s, French artist Stéphane Couturier has been interested in buildings, work sites and architecture, which he deconstructs and then recomposes in his photographs. After his initial “façades”, which are more representative of the Düsseldorf School of Photography, he very quickly evolved towards a more artistic and even archaeological approach to photography. When he talks about urban archaeology, he is thinking about the work of fragmentation and recomposition which the photographic process initiates not only in the investigative work involved in identifying locations, but also in the artistic research of hybridising and merging shots, and opening up the field of interpretation.
In his approach, which goes beyond that of a photographer anxious to present a truthful image, Stéphane Couturier likes to place his concept of photography at the intersection between documentary, artistic, photographic, urban and sociological creation, with the clear commitment of a contemporary artist.
He proposes an interesting concept, working with photography and conceptual design. A step further from his previous work. Very well done.