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APPARITIONS - PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRISTINE MATHIEU

Exhibition in Calais

  • A new photography installation in the contemporary gallery

    As part of its cultural programme, every year the Museum for Lace and Fashion presents an exhibition to round off the circuit of the permanent collections. For this new 2018 edition, it has invited in the French photographer Christine Mathieu. The artist has produced several series of photographs of headdresses from public collections held by the Argentan Lace Museum, the Musée de Normandie (Caen), the Alençon Museum of Fine Arts...
    A new photography installation in the contemporary gallery

    As part of its cultural programme, every year the Museum for Lace and Fashion presents an exhibition to round off the circuit of the permanent collections. For this new 2018 edition, it has invited in the French photographer Christine Mathieu. The artist has produced several series of photographs of headdresses from public collections held by the Argentan Lace Museum, the Musée de Normandie (Caen), the Alençon Museum of Fine Arts and Lace, the Museum of Art and History at the Château de Martainville and the Granville Museum of Art and History.

    Some twenty photographs taken from one series, which we have entitled Apparitions, marries the complex and airy structures of Normandy headresses with the faces and bodies of young dancers. The latter are shown in half-light, the whiteness of their head adornments luminous against a dark background. A few child's headresses chosen from the museum's collections create a counterpoint to the artist's prints.