Nominating Committee member in the last edition of PIPA Prize, Rosângela Rennó participates along other 100 historic and contemporary international artists in “Autophoto”, which opened last week at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. Curated by Xavier Barral and Philippe Séclier, the exhibition is dedicated to photography’s relationship to the automobile and how the car provided photographers with a new subject, new point of view and new way of exploring the world.
Capturing the geometric design of roadways, the reflections in a rear-view mirror or our special relationship with this object of desire, these photographers – names that range from Yasuhiro Ishimoto to Lee Friedlander, from Brassaï to William Eggleston – invite us to look at the world of the automobile in a new way. Be it by simply portraying cars and its industry, or by exploiting the technical and aesthetic possibilities it offers, the show hopes to invite visitors to discover the many facets of automotive culture – aesthetic, social, environmental, and industrial.
The exhibition also includes other projects, such as a series of car models that cast a fresh eye on the history of automobile design, created specifically for the show by French artist Alain Bublex, and a catalogue featuring an alternative history of automobile design, including over 700 reproductions, essays by scholars from various fields, and quotes by participating artists.
Curated by Xavier Barral and Philippe Séclier
On view from April 2oth to September 24th, 2017
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
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