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Francesca Piquerias: Russian shipwrecks shaped like reefs


Francesca Piqueras’s series In Fine, on display at Galerie de l’Europe in Paris, shows shipwrecks trapped in ice around the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. Cool colors, grey tones, and playful forms accompany her reflection on abandonment. At first, Francesca Piqueras’s work awakens one’s curiosity. Her books take readers onto prolonged, multi-stage journeys that unfold page after page. One’s eye wanders, reluctant to accept these places as real. That’s what photography does: its frontal view challenges our image of the world. A recomposed landscape scrolls as we turn pages, from a bunker on the Atlantic coast to an oil rig frozen...

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