The program at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Le Locle (MBAL) in Switzerland focuses a great deal on works that belong to a contemporary culture of images. Among them, there is photography, omnipresent to represent acts and gestures of our lives, as well as the unrest of the world. Beyond documentary use, photography has a strong narrative power. The universe of American photographer Todd Hido, made up of unstable landscapes and tormented portraits, is cinematic. That of Thibault Brunet projects us into an almost virtual work, while he is anchored in reality. Taken in the moment on the streets of New York, the shots of the mythic American photographer Garry Winogrand celebrates the new heroines of feminism from the 1970s. Finally, Swiss artist Guy Oberson questions photographic punctum through drawings inspired by photographs by Diane Arbus and Robert Mapplethorpe. These four exhibitions offer a fascinating dialogue among the artists from different backgrounds gathered by MBAL.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Le Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6 CH – 2400 Le Locle Switzerland
February 18, 2018 to May 27, 2018