A ppr oc he
a ppr oc he is an art fair devoted to the experimentation of the photographic medium. Designed as an exhibition, with a curatorial gaze and consisting exclusively of solo shows, a ppr oc he highlights artists and invites conversation.
a ppr oc he is adapting and transforming itself for an exceptional fourth edition. The exhibition will not take place in a single location but will be relocated within the galleries themselves from 13 to 15 November 2020.
On this occasion we will present the photographic work of the fetishist (anonymous) and will welcome proposals from several galleries selected by the curators Léa Chauvel-Lévy and Tristan Lund: Coraline de Chiara (Claire Gastaud gallery), Claudia Larcher (22,48 m2 gallery) and Katrien de Blauwer (les filles du Calvaire gallery).
This is the story of an anonymous photographic collection that surfaced from the secret depths to which it seemed doomed. Hundreds of amateur prints created over the course of a decade, between 1996 and 2006, that bear witness to the fetishistic habits of its author, manifested through pictures of legs covered with tights, taken either in the street or from a television screen. His practice evokes that of Miroslav Tichy, with the principal difference that our photographer sometimes becomes a subject himself. In both cases—as is often true with art brut—the burning questions of the construction to which our gaze proceeds and of the collective imagination’s infusion by such an individual […]