50 Years of Photographic Experiments with Anne & Patrick Poirier

2017-09-14

Art duo Anne and Patrick Poirier had been living their birthrights as creatives for 50 years now, their love for mixed media and photography leading them to some of the most unthinkable experiments.

Anne and Patrick Poirier From the series Roma memoria mundi, 1988 60,8 x 50,6 cm, unique work Black-and-white silver print hand-colored with aniline paint Courtesy Galerie Mitterrand, Paris © Anne et Patrick Poirier. Photo Jean- Christophe Lett. Adagp, Paris, 2017 APP03 Anne and Patrick Poirier From the series L’Âme de Gradiva (Gradiva’s soul), 1997 90 x 115 cm, Ilfochrome print (Ed. 1/5) Courtesy Galerie Mitterrand, Paris © Anne et Patrick Poirier. Photo Jean- Christophe Lett. Adagp, Paris, 2017; Anne and Patrick Poirier Ruins (from the series Fragility), 1996 230 x 127 cm Silver print mounted on Diasec (Ed. 1/3) Courtesy Galerie Mitterrand, Paris © Anne et Patrick Poirier. Photo Jean- Christophe Lett. Adagp, Paris, 2017; Anne and Patrick Poirier From the series Villes Mortes, Syrie (Dead Cities, Syria), 1992 24 x 31 cm, unique print Black-and-white silver print hand-colored with aniline paint Collection of the artists © Anne et Patrick Poirier. Photo Jean- Christophe Lett. Adagp, Paris, 2017; Anne and Patrick Poirier From the series Valises (Suitcases), 1968 Cardboard and tourist brochures Courtesy Galerie Mitterrand, Paris © Anne et Patrick Poirier. Photo Jean- Christophe Lett. Adagp, Paris, 2017

The duo began their collaboration in 1967, with photography as one of their central media. Most of their works are anchored in the tragedy of World War II, their acute and profound consciousness of fragility of everything. Adolescent Patrick fell in love with photography with his mother's Kodak 6 x 4, and the two artists went to École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs in Paris for their art studies.

Like their sculptures and architectural models of archaeological sites, the duo's images emphasize on the fragility of memory and their necessity to bear witness in the forms of photograms -- broken glasses, flowers, skulls.

Anne and Patrick Poirier Paysages révolus (Bygone landscapes), August-September 1974 From the series Selinunte, 1974 24 x 30 cm Silver print hand-colored with graphite and pastel Collection Centre national des arts plastiques FNAC 03-1202 © Adagp, Paris / Cnap. Photographer: Yves Chenot APP15 Anne and Patrick Poirier Paysages révolus (Bygone landscapes), August-September 1974 From the series Selinunte, 1974 24 x 30 cm, unique work Silver print hand-colored with graphite and pastel Collection Centre national des arts plastiques. FNAC 03-1202 © Adagp, Paris / Cnap. Photographer: Yves Chenot; Anne and Patrick Poirier From the series Still Life, 1996 150 x 120 Cibachrome print Collection of the artists © Anne et Patrick Poirier. Photo Jean- Christophe Lett. Adagp, Paris, 2017; Anne and Patrick Poirier From the series Archives, 2013 218 x 123 cm, unique print Photogram mounted on Dibond Courtesy Galerie Mitterrand, Paris © Anne et Patrick Poirier. Photo Jean- Christophe Lett. Adagp, Paris, 2017 APP05 Anne and Patrick Poirier From the series Roma memoria mundi, 1988 30,9 x 22,6 cm, unique print Black-and-white silver print hand-colored with aniline paint Collection of the artists © Anne et Patrick Poirier. Photo Jean- Christophe Lett. Adagp, Paris, 2017

Catch the on-going show Anne & Patrick Poirier: Silver-print Wanderings - 50 Years Of Photographic Tinkering at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, which will be open until Octobeer 29.

Anne and Patrick Poirier From the series Roma memoria mundi, 1988 30,9 x 22,6 cm, unique print Black-and-white silver print hand-colored with aniline paint Courtesy Galerie Mitterrand, Paris © Anne et Patrick Poirier. Photo Jean- Christophe Lett. Adagp, Paris, 2017; Anne and Patrick Poirier From the series Palmyre (Palmyra), 1992 38,5 x 43 cm, unique print Black-and-white silver print hand-colored with aniline paint Collection of the artists © Anne et Patrick Poirier. Photo: Rebecca Fanuele. Adagp, Paris, 2017; Anne and Patrick Poirier From the series Ostia antica, 1970 13 x 9,1 cm, unique print Toned silver print Collection of the artists © Anne et Patrick Poirier. Photo Jean- Christophe Lett. Adagp, Paris, 2017; Anne and Patrick Poirier From the series Tapis, Alep (Rugs, Aleppo), 2014 440 x 370 cm, unique work Wool, silk, bamboo fibers Private collection. Courtesy Galerie Mitterrand, Paris © Anne et Patrick Poirier. Photo Jean- Christophe Lett. Adagp, Paris, 2017; Anne and Patrick Poirier Untitled, 1967 8,15 x 22,5 cm, Silver print Collection of the artists © Anne et Patrick Poirier. Photo Jean- Christophe Lett. Adagp, Paris, 2017

Images are from the press kit.

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