Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Paris : Photographs by Eugene Atget and Christopher Rauschenberg

"This exhibition presents a survey of the George Eastman House’s exemplary holdings of the work of Eugène Atget (1857–1927) alongside a contemporary interpretation of the project by the artist Christopher Rauschenberg. Atget, known for his encyclopedic and comprehensive record of the French capital in transition at the turn of the last century, is today considered one of the seminal photographic modernists. Rauschenberg’s project is both an homage to Atget and an artistic study of Paris in its own right. While not attempting to replicate the exact angles and perspectives of Atget's photographs, Rauschenberg evokes their aesthetic and emotional tone."

The exhibition is curated by Alison Nordström, Curator of Photographs, George Eastman House
June 9 through August 27, 2006 @ International Center for Photography
ICP website

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