Alessandra Sanguinetti “Le Gendarme Sur La Colline”

Aperture Gallery

poster for Alessandra Sanguinetti “Le Gendarme Sur La Colline”
[Image: Alessandra Sanguinetti "The vendor, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris" (2016) Courtesy the artist.]

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“As I moved along the countryside, towns and the cities, the feeling was a bit like that of being in a moving theatre, with glimpses into the mystery that is everyone we briefly meet or pass by. Small revelations, slight unveilings followed by the curtain coming down as the next act begins.”
—Alessandra Sanguinetti

Le Gendarme Sur La Colline (The Policeman on the Hill) brings together a new body of work from Alessandra Sanguinetti, as part of the second installment of Immersion, A French American Photography Commission, a program between the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and Aperture Foundation. Sanguinetti began her stay in France in Calais and then traveled the country by bus, by train or by car, from Calais to Marseille, before completing her residency in Paris. Sanguinetti explores a France, in which traditions are being played out in a variety of ways as the culture begins to shift in relation to migration, growing contrasts between isolated rural communities and the more cosmopolitan cities, alongside other contemporary stresses. Rather than a documentary approach, Sanguinetti’s photographs offer an intuitive, lyrical journey that engages with the classic cultural tropes of France, as well as with the fairytales that persist and help define what it means to be French, even today.

Alessandra Sanguinetti (born in New York, 1968) is a recipient of numerous awards and grants including a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Hasselblad Foundation Grant, and a Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award. Her photographs are in major public and private collections, such as the New York Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Her monographs include On the Sixth Day (Nazraeli Press, 2005), The Adventures of Guille and Belinda (Nazraeli Press, 2012), and Sorry Welcome (TBW, 2013). She is a member of Magnum Photos since 2007 and is represented by the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York and the Ruth Benzacar Gallery in Buenos Aires.



from April 27, 2017 to June 29, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-04-26 from 19:00 to 20:30

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