Valérie Jouve. Bodies, Resisting
15 September 2015
18h00 to 19h00

Valérie Jouve's photographic and film work is rooted in the alchemy between bodies and space, humanity and the urban landscape. Titled "Bodies, Resisting", this exhibition offers a substantial selection of works from the late 1980s up to the present day.

Living in Paris, Valérie Jouve studied anthropology before enrolling at the National School of Photography in Arles. Now a photographer and filmmaker, she is part of that generation of French artists which has moved away from the great humanist tradition without completely rejecting its fundamental concerns.
Her photographs and films draw as much on contemporary art and creative documentary as on anthropology and sociology. In their combined portrayal of people in motion and buildings, they explore physical presence in cities and ways of living in space. The classic subjects of landscape and portrait are brought together in a way that draws splendidly choreographed scenes out of the intensity of urban situations.

Tour of the exhibition with Valérie Jouve and Pia Viewing, curator. Tuesday 15 September at 6pm. Free admission on presentation of the exhibition ticket of the day.

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