Agnes Geoffray

Agnes Geoffray

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Exhibition Catalog

FRAC Auvergne (Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain), Clermont-Ferrand, 2020.

192 pp. Well illustrated (some col.). 32 x 26 cm. Bilingual in English and French. Hardcover.

ISBN 9782907672290

From its inception, Agnes Geoffray's work has been based on a reflection on the status of the image, on the way in which images reach us, on their fictional potential, on their power of truth and falsification. Agnes Geoffray is a photographer but part of the iconography that she uses is carried out without photography, by the recovery of archive images of which she is not the author, which feed a work of adjustment, of editing, retouching. So there are images that sometimes come from his own shots; there are images that she finds and uses as is or with subtle modifications. There are also missing images, works without images developed from texts that replace images: this is not a rupture in his creation but another way of making images, without images. The works reveal themselves in their strange presence, in their disturbing beauty veiled by the evocation of sometimes tragic historical facts. They manifest themselves in the whisper, the withdrawal, the discreet allusions to subtly unravel what is hidden and played out in the images: their hidden violence, their power of manipulation, their possible corruption. Following the acquisition of the Incidental Gestures photographic series in 2014 and the Sutures film in 2016 for its collection, the FRAC Auvergne wished to entrust Agnes Geoffray with all of its spaces as well as its windows so that this thought could be deployed. of great acuity, carried by a singular poetry granting to the images an exacerbated emotional dimension.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- France -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 -- Photography -- Women Artists --

Artist(s): Geoffray, Agnes

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