Charles Fréger, Schanappviecher, Tramin, Italy
Sep 10 – Nov 15, 2020
Institut pour la Photographie
Lille, France

The Institut pour la Photographie presents EN QUÊTE: ten new exhibitions reveal how photography contributes to developing a different view of current events, history or a territory.

EN QUÊTE features ten new exhibitions along with workshops and events organized around the theme of photographic investigation, which reveal the ways in which photography contributes to developing new perspectives on current events, history, or a part of the world.

This new season of exhibitions highlights the Institut’s work in the region, and reaffirms our engagement with contemporary creation, through the exhibition of international agency MAPS, the production of the latest photographic series by Frédéric Cornu, and three carte blanches given to the regional centres of photography: the CRP/ in Douchy-les-Mines, Diaphane in Clermont-de-l’Oise and Destin Sensible in Mons-en-Baroeul.

Mascarades et Carnavals
Motifs, From Archive to Work: Carnaval de Dunkerque, 1980–2020
Chaplin and The Great Dictator
Given Data, MAPS Agency
Ilanit Illouz, Carte Blanche with the CRP/
Serge Clément, Carte Blanche with Diaphane
Bertrand Meunier, Carte Blanche with Destin Sensible
Frédéric Cornu, Waterline
Philémon Vanorlé, Monumentu
If I were…, A photographic collection, a participatory exhibition

Opening weekend: September 10–13, 2020

  • Maria Hassabi: I’ll Be Your Mirror
    Oct 13 – Nov 26, 2023
    Tai Kwun Contemporary
    Hong Kong

    The artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi (b. Cyprus) has long pioneered live installations that explore the sculptural body, image-making, and the deceleration of time. Frequently involving dancers moving at a glacial, barely perceptible pace, Hassabi’s works confront visitors as living sculptures. Her works bring the performing body into museums, theatres, and public spaces, which shift the boundaries between visitors and performers, subjects and objects. (more…)

  • Adam Pendleton: To Divide By
    Sep 22, 2023 – Jan 15, 2024
    Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
    St. Louis, USA

    “What is your name?” “Where are you from?” “How did you end up here?” “Can you feel it?” “Does it hurt?” With these and other questions, the American artist Adam Pendleton’s solo exhibition at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum sets up an elaborate call-and-response network that articulates a sense of history as fragmented poetics. The exhibition will showcase a polyvocal assemblage of new and recent paintings, drawings, and video portraits that together reveal Pendleton’s interest in creating a conversation between mediums, as well as his belief in abstraction’s capacity to destabilize and disrupt. (more…)