This is one of our favorite exhibition from Paris Photo.
The photographer’s name is Hannah Hughes. She is presented by the Robert Morat Galerie with this text:
Hannah Hughes is a visual artist working across photography, collage and sculpture. Her work explores the relationship between image, sculpture and language, focusing on the potential of negative space, and the salvaging and re-use of discarded materials. Her research takes root from histories of recycling and archaeology of discarded materials, where value is found on the sidelines. It is in part a response to ‘Femmage’ (a feminist term coined by Miriam Schapiro and Melissa Meyer in the 1970s to describe covert artpractices from matter found in the home), reconsidering our relationship to domestic materials today, and how these can be saved and reconfigured. Hughes’s practice involves strategies of fragmentation and reconstruction. Her twodimensional collages are often described as either flat sculptures or sculptural photographs. The shapes in the collages originate from outside edges and negative areas surrounding figures and objects, which have evolved into an ongoing regenerative alphabet of forms. She uses materials that invite the memory of everyday touch, such as paper stocks used in glossy magazines, pulp packaging, and clay. This focus on tactility positions the work in relation to the boundaries of the body, and the spaces created where bodies intersect with their surroundings.
Robert Morat Galerie
Paris Photo 2022
November 10-13, 2022
Grand Palais Ephémère