At the beginning of October I visited Nevers in France. The photo festival Mois de la Photo en Nièvre in Bourgogne had invited me to the exhibition "Arbres en soi" (Trees per se).
Together with nine other colleagues, we had the magnificent Palais Ducal at our disposal, a beautiful example of early Renaissance architecture. There we formed both the focal point and the main act of the 30 festival exhibitions.
Curator Dominique Charlet was inspired by the form of presentation of my exhibition at the town museum Weilheim (02/19) and wanted to bring it to Nevers. Thus the possibility arose to position 24 works of the series Daydream & Nightwalk hanging freely in the middle of the hall.
The images were printed on Japanese Washi paper in the sizes 90 x 61 cm and 140 x 61 cm. The precious paper with visible natural fibre inclusions shimmers slightly in the light and has a poetic appearance. However, this also requires some trust on the part of the audience, especially at a well-attended vernissage.
The exhibition runs until 04 November at Palais Ducal, 1 Place de l Hotel de Ville, 58000, Nevers, France (TGV from Paris, approx. 2 hours).
Apolline Magnet from the radio station BAC fm interviewed exhibition curator Dominique Charlet and me. I didn't know anything about the appointment, but it was nice to answer spontaneously. You can listen to the interview here. The first part (with Dominique Charlet) is in French, the second part (with me) is in English (from min. 11.15, link opens in new window).
My special thanks go to Dominque Charlet / curator from Paris, Dominique Laroche / festival director from Nevers and the city of Nevers at the Loire for their generous support.