This exhibition offers a unique insight into the various ways photography is used by contemporary artists via works from the Collection Lambert and other private collections.
Through the prism of a technique, these works reveal the many different ways photography has been applied in the field of art over the last forty years. The 1970s, which symbolised a break with academic techniques and the radicalisation of art, were followed by a fragmentation of forms where the technical foundations of photography were reappropriated, reinvented, and used in new ways by artists as the basis for new artistic approaches. Photography has undergone profound changes since the 1990s, acquiring a new status that is reflected in the number of exhibitions, the growing interest of the media and the broader art world, and the number of artists using photography today.
The technological ingeniosity of new cameras and the changes wrought by digitalization and the new art of image post-editing have meant that the photographic image has been able to recompose the founding principles of painting whilst at the same time drawing from the world of cinema.
Like previous exhibitions organized by the Collection Lambert en Avignon, this show will make it possible to compare the work of artists from the 1960s who challenged the notion of the image with that of a new generation of artists who are interpreting their approach in new ways.
Francis Alÿs, David Armstrong, David Askevold, Matthew Barney, Bernd et Hilla Becher, Bill Beckley, Vanessa Beecroft, Joseph Beuys, Pierre Bismuth, Christian Boltanski, Slater Bradley, Elina Brotherus, Sophie Calle, Mircea Cantor, Maurizio Cattelan, Patty Chang, Christine Davis, Jan Dibbets, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Bernard Faucon, Spencer Finch, Hamish Fulton, Anna Gaskell, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon, Dans Graham, Joseph Grigely, Andreas Gursky, Roni Horn, Douglas Huebler, Pierre Huyghe, Louis Jammes, Sharon Lockhart, Anselm Kiefer, Koo Jeong-A, Joseph Kosuth, Delphine Kreuter, Jo Lansley et Helen Bendon, Bertrand Lavier, Louise Lawler, Zoe Leonard, Claude Lévêque, O. Winston Link, Richard Long, Mac Adams, Christian Marclay, Brice Marden, Gordon Matta-Clark, Duane Michaels, Jonathan Monk, Mariko Mori, Bruce Nauman, Rika Noguchi, Dennis Oppenheim, Bill Owens, Giulio Paolini, Richard Prince, Ugo Rondinone, David Rosenfeld, Anri Sala, David Shrigley, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Bruno Serralongue, Andres Serrano, Ross Sinclair, Cindy Sherman, Vibeke Tandberg, Wolgang Tillmansn Salla Tÿkka, Lawrence Weiner.