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

  • Ana Cavagna Martinez
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    Ana Cavagna Martinez is an Argentinian artist, continuously inspired by nature, books and her philosophical studies. She has spent the last 20 years out of Buenos Aires, going through trips and moving all around the world.

    Her art is an abstract narration and sometimes depicting everything absorbed when going on walks. The scenery, the animals, the terrain, the books and her fine sensibility let her see and feel. (more…)

  • Jimmy DeSana: Salvation
    Primary Information

    Salvation is a previously-unpublished artist book by Jimmy DeSana that he conceptualized shortly before his death in 1990. The publication contains 44 of the artist’s late photographic abstractions that quietly and poetically meditate on loss, death, and nothingness. Depicted within the works are images of relics, body parts, flowers, and fruits that DeSana altered using collage and darkroom manipulations to create pictures that are both intimate and other-worldly. (more…)

  • What is Truth?
    Feb 17 – Oct 20, 2024
    Sainsbury Centre
    Norwich, UK

    This year, the Sainsbury Centre is investigating how we can know what is true in the world around us through a series of fascinating, interlinked exhibitions. The dynamic 2024 programme consists of four key, interlinked exhibitions – In Event of Moon Disaster, Liquid Gender, Jeffrey Gibson: no simple word for time and The Camera Never Lies – bringing together some of the world’s leading artists and creative thinkers, plus a new, interlinking publication. (more…)

  • Miles Aldridge
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    Miles Aldridge’s hyperreal women have long been a focal point of his instantly recognizable color-blown images. With a bulging portfolio of more than two decades’ work, he has shot everyone from models of the moment Siri Tollerød and Cara Delevingne, to supermodel iconoclasts, such as ex-wife Kristen McMenamy. (more…)

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