14 Nov – 17 Nov. 2013

For its second participation in Paris Photo, the gallery Jérôme Poggi is devoting a monographic project to Sophie Ristelhueber, one of the major figures of contemporary art whose work has marked the history of photography since the 1980s. Having been exhibited and acquired by numerous international institutions she was awarded in particular the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2010, subsequent to her retrospective presented at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in 2009.


Articulated around the aspects of landscape, of traces and of the body, the booth will present a grouping of historic and recent works by the artist. Alongside her founding work on modern ruins in Beirut (1984), a series of hitherto unseen color photographs will be exhibited that Sophie Ristelhueber took in Armenia, following the earthquake in 1989. While the entire series of 71 photographs from the Fait series (1991) has just been acquired by the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, three prints from this historic body of work revealing the stigmata of the war in the Kuwaiti desert will be hung opposite Every One # 3 (1994), a monumental silver print photograph depicting the scar left on the body of a man following a surgical operation. In her recent work carried out in Versailles (Sans titre / Untitled, 2011), it’s on the contrary beneath the surface of things that Sophie Ristelhueber has ventured in order to unveil the depths of the Latona Basin in the gardens by Le Nôtre.