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Festival MAP Toulouse : Olivier Culmann


The work of Olivier Culmann analyses, with a measured acuteness, the question of our daily lives and our relationship to images.  Expressed in the form of a photographic path, the exhibition offers a range of five series made by the photographer over these past fifteen years.  One portion develops the principle of the reverse angle through two series: “Autour, New York 2001 – 2002” (“Around, New York 2001 – 2002”), dedicated to those watching the post-tragedy coming to examine the ruins of the World Trade Center, and “Watching TV”, which concentrates on the look and attitudes of viewers across the world.  A second portion, born from investigating methods of self-representation, offers three series which have in common the use of the photographer himself as material in his own photos: “Faces”, made in France in 2008; “The Others”, made in India between 2009 and 2012; and “Seoulfie”, made in South Korea in 2014.  Through these different propositions and by ceaselessly playing with photography practices, Olivier Culmann explores the limits of the medium and invites the public to question themselves about the status of images.

Olivier Culmann
From June 1st to August 28th, 2016

Espace EDF Bazacle
11 Quai St Pierre
31000 Toulouse

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