La Galerie Rouge presents Made in Chicago, a thematic exhibition on Chicago and its photographic representation from the 1940s to the present day. This city has represented for several generations of photographers a subject, a studio, a sociological object but also a starting point to realize themselves as artists. Cradle of modern architecture, theater of social and racial divisions, capital of American industry, city of diverse and dynamic cultures, all these dimensions have indeed nourished the gaze of the photographers who have lived there.
Less known than the New York photographic scene, this exhibition aims to restore Chicago as a rich and original photographic center. The exhibited photographers are brought together by the requirement of their photographic vision which combines the beauty of the prints with the style of the images and the documentary strength of their subjects.
Made in Chicago also casts a shadow over the relationships and dynamics of influence between Chicago photographers, as the exhibition brings together professors and students from two photography schools. A first part is devoted to the works of students and teachers of the legendary New Bauhaus/Institute of Design school with vintage works in sublime black and white tones. In a second part, a contemporary and colorful vision of the city is presented through the eyes of Paul D’Amato and two of his former students from Columbia College, who have now become artists in their own right, Clarissa Bonet and Todd Diederich.
Made in Chicago
from October 27, 2022 to January 7, 2023
La Galerie Rouge
3 rue du Pont Louis-Philippe
Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.