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Centre Pompidou (Paris), Galerie 4

Paulo Nozolino

From June 8 to August 22, 2022

Dedicated to the Portuguese artists Pedro Costa, Rui Chafes and Paulo Nozolino, this collective exhibition is presented as a renewed dialogue between cinema, sculpture and photography.

Articulated around the installation As filhas do Fogo by Pedro Costa and Rui Chafes, and the film Minino macho, Minino fêmea by Pedro Costa accompanied by a series of photographs by Paulo Nozolino, the exhibition is thought as a mental and immersive journey. Invited to wander through a voluntarily labyrinthine space plunged into darkness, the public experiences a complex collective work conceived at the crossroads of the plastic interrogations of these three artists engaged, over the years, in a fruitful collaboration. Read more



L'Entrepôt – Paris, France

Paulo Nozolino

From June 10 to July 9 - Opening Thursday June 9, 2022

The gallery Les filles du calvaire is pleased to present at the Entrepôt, the solo exhibition “Oracle” by Paulo Nozolino. Paulo Nozolino is undoubtedly one of the major figures of Portuguese and European photography. Since his beginnings, the photographer cultivates a singular writing in black and white, a dark density now inseparable from his work. An artist with a committed discourse, Nozolino looks at photography the same way he looks at life: he uses it as a tool to better understand himself, the world around him, and to search for the limits of his questions and experiences.

Paulo Nozolino was recently presented at Paris Photo with his exhibition “I was there”, as well as at the Quadrado Azul gallery in Lisbon. In 2017, his exhibition “Loaded Shine” was presented at PhotoEspaña, Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, and in 2018 at Les filles du calvaire gallery.


Les Rencontres d'Arles – Arles, France

Noémie Goudal

From July 4 to August 28, 2022

Anchored in ideas around deep time (which can be loosely defined as a geological history of the planet), paleoclimatology (the study of past climates) and relational geographies, Noémie Goudal’s complex and performative series of films and constructed photographs reflect on the inter-connectedness of human and non-human life. Knitting together lush vegetation, rocky coastlines, snow-capped mountains and swamplands, her latest body of work explores spatiotemporal vastness and post-anthropocentric modalities of belonging. Goudal’s poetic film Inhale Exhale, 2021, considers how the Earth is in a state of perpetual movement by depicting an unspecified equatorial landscape that was once part of the arctic environment in a constant state of transition. Meanwhile, her series Phoenix, from which the exhibition takes its name, deploys optical illusion and altered realities to question photography’s indexicality as a marker of truth. Ultimately, Goudal’s theatrical work marks a philosophical shift in our approach to ecology and an awareness of how the Earth’s temporal rhythms are critical for planetary survival.


Les Rencontres d'Arles – Arles, France

Katrien De Blauwer

From July 4 to August 28, 2022

Whatever you do, don’t tell Katrien de Blauwer that she makes collages: “Let’s say I’m a photographer without a camera. For me, cutting is comparable to clicking on the shutter release”. She snips, glues, assembles, infringes, colors and handles photographs from the old magazines she collects. Close to photomontage or film editing, her works conceal an intense narrative charge. They are linked to memory and personal history, but, paradoxically, as intimate as they are anonymous, they become the possible scenario of everyone. “What Katrien de Blauwer unearths in her black and white images is the archaeology of ambiguity. She doesn’t cut this ambiguity of desire with a raging knife: on the contrary, it interests her. She works it to the maximum. She refines and sharpens it” (Philippe Azoury). The Pictures She Doesn’t Show to Anyone brings ten years of creation together in a book and an exhibition on an unprecedented scale.


Jeu de Paume – Tours

Thibaut Cuisset

From November 26, 2021 to May 22, 2022

Between 2001 and 2010, as part of his research into the landscape and the French countryside, Thibaut Cuisset photographed the Loire and its immediate surroundings on numerous occasions, particularly in the Centre-Val de Loire region, in response to several commissions: in 2001, at the initiative of the Images au Centre festival, in 2002, focusing on the territory of Amilly (Loiret), and then, in 2004, in the Pays de la Loire region, with the support of the city of Saumur (Maine-et-Loire). This series continued in 2010 with La Loire de la source à l’estuaire, the result of work carried out in the Haute-Loire following the award of the Académie des Beaux-arts in 2009 and a commission linked to the opening of the Maison de Loire at Mont Gerbier de Jonc. On this occasion Thibaut Cuisset realized a series of photographs taken at regular intervals along the river.

For the first time, all of these series will be gathered in the exhibition, allowing a deeper understanding of this work on the landscape realized over a decade. “For me, it is not a question of travel in the romantic sense, of autobiographical journeys, or of a state of mind, but of a method that allows me to work on what can be called motives”, explained Thibaut Cuisset in 2004. A work with the photographic camera and in colors, putting at distance temptation of the picturesque and dramatic effect, trying to put a neutral and calmed glance on the things and, according to the own words of the author, “to find a way of looking at the world by creating the images which I believe the most right possible”. Read more