Galerie Daniel Templon exposed at Impasse Beaubourg the new series House from photographer James Casebere, on show for the first time in Europe.
Born in 1953, James Casebere lives and works in New York. Recent projects have included taking part in The Pictures Generation exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum in 2009 as well as Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Videoperformance at the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum in 2010, also in New York.
His work is featured by several institutions, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum and Metropolitan Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate Modern in London.
The House series consists of a set of colour photographs recreating an ideal suburb. This imaginary space is the fruit of the artist’s impressions of Dutchess County in the USA. It took two years of work to create the giant model photographed in the studio.
Comfortable coloured houses spread across rolling green hills where we see the passing of the day. In a new move, James Casebere occasionally introduces a human presence into his images, although often no more than the trace left by someone’s passage: a light filtering from the windows, an abandoned lawnmower. Lying somewhere between “just abandoned” and “about to be inhabited”, the architecture he describes is caught in the moment of “the uncanny” (A. Vidler).
Until April 9
Galerie Daniel Templon