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La Fab. – Galerie du Jour – agnès b. : Bernard Plossu : The American Years 1966-1985


Until May 28th, La Fab. – Galerie du Jour – agnès b. presents Les Années Américaines 1966-1985 by Bernard Plossu.

Thanks to the miraculous rediscovery of 6 boxes containing nearly 860 reels and more than 200 prints not yet inventoried, Bernard Plossu has thus plunged back into all of his archives from these “American years”.

Bernard Plossu discovered the United States in 1966, from Mexico where part of his family is established and where he initiated a few years earlier, in Chiapas, a cinematographic and photographic practice. Bill Coleman, one of his most loyal friends, became his go-between and his guide. From 1966 to 1974, these were the years of discovery of the American society and of multiple encounters, in particular with the protagonists of the American counter-culture. From 1974 to 1985, were the years of deep immersion in the territory of the American West. In 1977, he even settled in New Mexico and founded a family there, until his irrevocable return to France in 1985.

“In photography, we don’t capture time, we evoke it. It flows like fine sand, endless. And the landscapes that change, do not change anything. We don’t take a photograph, we “see” it, then we share it with others. I practice photography to be on one level with the world and what is happening.” Bernard Plossu


Curator Marc Donnadieu

Opening Thursday March 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the presence of the artist

La Fab.
Place Jean-Michel Basquiat
75013 Paris, France

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