It has been thirty years that, every weekend, Coco Fronsac roams around flea markets in search of old family photos where the vagaries of individual stories are left to the hands of others. Over the years, she has created an ever-renewing collection of old photographic portraits, most often anonymous, dating from the late-19th century and the first half of the 20th century, which she has incorporated with her artistic imagination.
Though their original memory is forever lost, Coco Fronsac gives them a second life through her work. She plays with solemn postures, sometimes hieratic, often stereotypical, that characterize these photos taken for life’s specific structured events (birth, communion, marriage, etc.) and that photographically reflect the norms and decorum of the social trajectories of those times. She has, thus, created an ensemble of series that is both distinguished and entangled in order to constitute the essence of her pictorial work, with evocative titles relative to their questioning of memory and identity: Born Under X, Death Doesn’t Have to Know, Memory Lapses, and many others.
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December 05, 2017 to January 06, 2018