… PHOTOGRAPHERS … ARTISTS AND THE SNAP CARDIGAN echoes the first exhibition organized around the cardigan at the gallery of the day for the month of photography 1986, two years after its opening. In 1986, the stylist, patron and collector already wrote:
“A long time ago, I drew a cardigan for myself. I wanted a sweatshirt open in front, with lots of snaps to look like a Renaissance garment, a child’s clothing for grown-ups or the opposite. Since then, it has been sold and we have seen it on different people. The idea of the exhibition came to me when I saw them wearing it in their own way, appropriating it. I thought that we never gave photographers the same subject to treat and that everyone could have a different vision of this garment. They enthusiastically accepted and the result is very beautiful. I thank them wholeheartedly. ”
At the time, 140 photographers had agreed to play the game. Acclaimed by the public and critics, the exhibition was shown a second time at the Center Pompidou, in 1996.
For the 2019 exhibition, agnès b. gave carte blanche to more than 60 photographers and artists from 14 different nationalities and asked them to interpret this timeless piece in their own way. However, young artists of the contemporary scene and confirmed artists have all received the same instructions: to make a picture 40 x 60 cm whose main subject would be the snap cardigan. The diversity of their proposals reflects the dynamism, diversity and eclecticism of the world of photography.
Brodbeck & De Barbuat
Omar Victor Diop
The Fourth Dimension
Johnny Knapp (Auto Body)
Prue Stent & Honey Long
Et agnès b.
The exhibition … PHOTOGRAPHERS … ARTISTS AND THE SNAP CARDIGAN will be presented later in Hong Kong, New York and Tokyo.
A publication titled agnès b. : the snap cardigan depicting the history of the garment will also be published by Assouline editions in September 2019, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this piece.
The exhibition is organized with the support of Dupon Phidap.
… PHOTOGRAPHERS … ARTISTS AND THE SNAP CARDIGAN
September 24 to October 19, 2019
17 rue Dieu, Paris, France