Jacob Aue Sobol15 November 2013 - 15 December 2013
Martin and Pernille.
This exhibition with photographs by Danish Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol is the photographer's first bigger show in France, comprising works from his early series "Sabine" from 2004, the highly acclaimed "I, Tokyo" from 2008, the still ongoing project "Home", and his latest series "Arrivals and Departures" from 2013.
"A woman's face, the pores that stands out, and the fine hair that falls across her forehead, are sharply caught by the objective camera in I, Tokyo. The portrait almost changes the photograph's character - by looking at the photograph the viewer can feel or sense the skin's nature. This way of transforming photography is to a high extent the result of the hunter's experience and language: The taste of salt from a warm body; the movement behind the cut forelegs of a killed animal; patient observations in the surrounding environment. The knowledge and the many impressions gathered are thus used by the photographer Jacob Sobol, who himself trained for two years as a seal hunter in East Greenland, to articulate his own condensed iconographic language."
Extract from the catalogue with text by Johan Zimsen Kristiansen, art historian MA
The exhibition is organised by Johan Zimsen Kristiansen, art historian MA, and le service culturel at the Royal Danish Embassy in Paris. The exhibition is supported by The Danish Arts Council and Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond, and in collaboration with Magnum and Leica.