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Claude Iverné / Bilad es Sudan
Aperture Foundation / Sept 15 - Nov 9, 2017

© Claude Iverné

 

In 1999, Claude Iverné first set off along the Darb al Arba’ïn (Forty Days Trail), the ancient caravan route linking Egypt and the sultanate of Darfur. It was there he discovered Sudan, a country steeped in contrasting influences. Ever since, Iverné has been working in the region, focusing on North Sudan in particular, wandering through the country to create a body of work. His photographs use an anthropological approach while simultaneously creating space for the viewer’s imagination.

In 2015, with the support of the HCB Award, Iverné continued his project, this time traveling through South Sudan. Bilad es Sudan records the precipitous transformation of South Sudan, mapping its historical details and contemporary landscape. This second phase mirrors his previous body of work, but while he depicted the North in black and white, the South is shown in color.

 

© Claude Iverné

 

© Claude Iverné

 

As a result of the political climate in South Sudan at the time, many Sudanese citizens were fleeing to France for refuge. Iverné followed them there, exploring this journey from the nomadic tents and deserts of Sudan to the outskirts of French cities. Iverné’s photographs investigate the economic, cultural, and environmental changes of this country, concluding his Sudanese epic.

 

© Claude Iverné

 

© Claude Iverné

 

This exhibition, first shown at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, is one “draft” of this immense work, one of the strata of this collection, in collaboration with the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, partner of the HCB Award. The book Claude Iverné – Bilad es Sudan, published by Éditions Xavier Barral, accompanies the exhibition, providing a different reading, a transformed essay, a friable stone in the fragile edifice of history.

Claude Iverné – Bilad es Sudan on view at Aperture Foundation:
September 15–November 9, 2017

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 14, 7:00–8:30 pm

Claude Iverné in Conversation with Chris Boot:
Saturday, September 16, 3:00 pm

aperture.org

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Claude Iverné / Bilad es Sudan
Aperture Foundation / Sept 15 - Nov 9, 2017

© Claude Iverné

 

In 1999, Claude Iverné first set off along the Darb al Arba’ïn (Forty Days Trail), the ancient caravan route linking Egypt and the sultanate of Darfur. It was there he discovered Sudan, a country steeped in contrasting influences. Ever since, Iverné has been working in the region, focusing on North Sudan in particular, wandering through the country to create a body of work. His photographs use an anthropological approach while simultaneously creating space for the viewer’s imagination.

In 2015, with the support of the HCB Award, Iverné continued his project, this time traveling through South Sudan. Bilad es Sudan records the precipitous transformation of South Sudan, mapping its historical details and contemporary landscape. This second phase mirrors his previous body of work, but while he depicted the North in black and white, the South is shown in color.

 

© Claude Iverné

 

© Claude Iverné

 

As a result of the political climate in South Sudan at the time, many Sudanese citizens were fleeing to France for refuge. Iverné followed them there, exploring this journey from the nomadic tents and deserts of Sudan to the outskirts of French cities. Iverné’s photographs investigate the economic, cultural, and environmental changes of this country, concluding his Sudanese epic.

 

© Claude Iverné

 

© Claude Iverné

 

This exhibition, first shown at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, is one “draft” of this immense work, one of the strata of this collection, in collaboration with the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, partner of the HCB Award. The book Claude Iverné – Bilad es Sudan, published by Éditions Xavier Barral, accompanies the exhibition, providing a different reading, a transformed essay, a friable stone in the fragile edifice of history.

Claude Iverné – Bilad es Sudan on view at Aperture Foundation:
September 15–November 9, 2017

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 14, 7:00–8:30 pm

Claude Iverné in Conversation with Chris Boot:
Saturday, September 16, 3:00 pm

aperture.org