Book Launch of Piercing Time: Paris After Marville and Atget
Thursday, February 13th
6:00 - 9:00 pm
6:30 - 7:30 pm
seating is limited RSVP requested.
The City of Lights' urban history is explored in the photographic project Piercing Time. The series examines the archive of topographic Paris made by Charles Marville between 1865 - 1877; Marville worked for both the Georges Haussman and later for the Third Republic. In the text Marville's images are paired with Sramek's contemporary images, and we experience an unfolding of time. Marville was charged with photographing areas slated for demolition prior to the "modernization of Paris." In Marville's work we see the tight winding cobbled streets of Paris. The dingy but authentic old city. Sramek's images show the wide boulevards the city has become known for. While the monumentality of the renovated city has become a trademark of Paris, Srramek's work and talk address questions at our ambivalence to urban change and the inevitable loss of heritage that accompanies that choice. The book includes supporting essays by the artist and coauthors Min Kyung Lee and Shalini Le Gall.
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