Until 2 August 2014
Photography and video works by Sam Taylor-Johnson will be among the highlights of the fourth edition of Les Nuits Photographiques. The festival is made up of the exhibition 'Histoires' and three 'Soireés de Projections' in the Pavillon Carré de Baudouin garden.
'Histoires' is an exhibition of photographic works by international artists featuring Taylor-Johnson’s series ‘Soliloquy’ (1998). For these works the artist took inspiration from Renaissance alterpieces. The artist states: "My iconic inspiration comes from old-master paintings, [...] in whose work the panels form triptychs or unified wholes, constructed as a large architectural space, where figures are placed as a separation between heaven and earth. Above, in the empyrean, are the Divinities and Saints, below their terrestrial events. In the Soliloquy series, I wanted to depict the same separation, the different formal sense between above and below, between the sublime and the physical, immaterial and material."
Taylor-Johnson’s video works also feature in the Soireé de Projections on the 27 June. 'Invité D’Honneaur' Taylor-Johnson’s Still Life (2001), A Little Death (2002) and Pieta (2001) will be screened.
‘Sam Taylor-Johnson: Les Nuits Photographiques’
Le Pavillon Carré de Baudouin
121 rue de Ménilmontant
Tel: 01 58 53 55 40
Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 6pm
Closed on holidays.
The 3 Soireés de Projection will take place in the garden of Pavilion on 26, 27 and 28 June from 10.30pm – 12.30am
Sam Taylor-Johnson ‘A Little Death’ 2002 35mm film/DVD Duration: 4 minutes
© Sam Taylor-Johnson Courtesy White Cube