Canadian Cultural Centre Paris

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A retrospective look at the photographic work produced by Stan Douglas in the last decade of the twentieth century, "Abandonment and Splendour" explores the ruins of certain great Western utopias in their paradoxical beauty. The exhibition focused on four series (Ruskin Photos, Potsdamer Schrebergärten, Nootka Sound and Detroit Photos) haunted by a history between light and shadow that the image does not explain but evokes with the poetic suspense that is the artist’s hallmark.

Stan Douglas lives is Vancouver. A major figure in contemporary art, he produces films, photographs and installations in which past and present are condensed in complex systems that borrow as much from Hollywood and television, as they do from literature, music and philosophy. Curator: Catherine Bédard

In partnership with Connaissance des Arts

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Stan Douglas

Catherine Bédard