Five artists, five photographers, five visions of mankind are on display at the Galerie Sophie Scheidecker’s exhibition Caractères, from May 3 to July 13. Viewers are invited to discover a reality reexamined through the lenses of Suzanne Lafont, Yasumassa Morimura, Cindy Sherman and Sam Taylor-Wood. Allegory in contemporary photography is rooted in the collective imagination, with the use of the grotesque and disguise an integral part. Yasumassa Morimura’s work revisits the masterpieces of art history. She takes on the role of Goya’s Duchess of Alba in the same way that Cindy Sherman transforms herself into a thousand different faces.
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