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Harry Gruyaert : Variations sous influence – Homage to Antonioni


In 2009, the Cinémathèque Française presented “l’image d’après ”, an exhibition of a number of Magnum photographers invited to illustrate the relationship between cinema and photography. In that exhibition, Harry Gruyaert offered a poetic projection of his own photographs, interspersed with clips from Antonioni films and preceded by a video produced by the photographer in the 1960s, depicting his separation from the woman he loved at the time.

The photographs from this exhibition are now on show at Maupetit bookshop and gallery. They were produced over several decades and are presented as a series of meandering scenes, leaving plenty of scope for the viewer’s own cinematographic imagination. The photographs are accompanied by the film “Variations sous influence”.

‘Variations sous influence – Homage to Antonioni’ is an exhibition assembling a series of collusions between the renowned Italian film-maker and the images shot by Harry Gruyaert as he travelled the world, and offers a different take on the work of this esthete of colour photography.

Variations sous influence – Homage to Antonioni
Librairie-Galerie Maupetit
from 8 September to 15 October 2016

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