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Brittany : Charles Fréger exhibits « Bretonnes »


Four cultural centers in the Brittany region of France, in Guingamp, Rennes, Saint Brieuc et Port-l’Abbé, are holding simultaneous exhibitions of Bretonnes by the Norman photographer Charles Fréger. The 40-year old portrait photographer’s obsessive approach takes him around the globe to visit traditional and closed-off communities. The subjects of this exhibition are women dressed in traditional Breton clothing.

The project began during an artist residency at the Centre d’Art GwinZegal in September 2011. In the series Bretonnes, Fréger shows the diversity of the headdresses and costumes , exploring the attachment that his subjects have to their identity and land. Aspects of their rural culture has fallen victim to a globalized clothing industry, and the desire by some to break free from the supposed ties to tradition.

Bretonnes is also available as a book from Actes Sud.

Charles Fréger
• From June 6 to September 27th, 2015
Studio GwinZegal
3 rue Auguste Pavie
22200 Guingamp
• From June 6 to October 31st, 2015
Musée Bigouden de Pont-l’Abbé
Château des Barons du Pont
29120 Pont l’abbé
• From June 6 to August 30th, 2015
Musée de Bretagne
Les Champs Libres
10, cours des Alliés
35000 Rennes
• From June 6 to September 27th, 2015
Musée d’art et d’histoire de Saint-Brieuc
Cour Francis Renaud Rue des Lycéens-Martyrs
22000 Saint-Brieuc

Photographs by Charles Fréger
Texts by Marie Darrieussecq and Yann Guesdon
Editions Actes Sud
22,5 x 19 cm
264 pages
153 color photographs
ISBN : 978-2-330-05044-3
35 euros

Booksigning Charles Fréger
On July 2nd, 2015 at 7pm
ARTAZART – Design Bookstore –
83, quai de Valmy
75010 Paris
Email: [email protected]

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