In the preface to the catalog of the exhibition “Le Festin de l’art” of which he was curator in 2014 in Dinard, Jean-Jacques Aillagon writes: “Le Festin de l’art highlights the persistent interest, sometimes faithful to previous traditions, sometimes innovative, of contemporary creation for food, dishes, table and cooking”. To echo this fascinating exhibition, we have selected some images in our drawers retracing in their own way certain moments in the history of photography.
There is Anna and Bernhard Blume‘s philosophical Cuisine en Folie; the peelings, traces of domestic tasks, left behind on Aude Lavenant‘s newspapers; the action of Dieter Appelt drinking water from a bowl found in the hollow of a spring in Opedette; the heliogravures by Charles Nègre to try to save the prints; Izis and another pheasant, mysterious, why this work? ; the sweets of the Voyageuse en chambre by Lydia Flem; a commissioned photograph by Brassaï, earning a living; chicken bondages in homage to Araki by Benjamin Deroche; sardines, Natures dites mortes by Bogdan Konopka; an x-ray of a crayfish by Hippolyte Radiguet in the 19th century; some cauliflowers by Christian Maillard. And where to find food if not at the supermarket with Jürgen Nefzger.
Galerie Françoise Paviot
57 Rue Sainte Anne