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For its first show dedicated to Sophie Ristelhueber, Jérôme Poggi Gallery is pleased to premiere the film Pères (Fathers), made at the invitation of the Contemporary art center Lab-labanque Béthune as part of the commemorations of the First World War.

Echoing the exhibition «Les Désastres de la guerre. 1800-2014 (The Disasters of War 1800-2014) at Louvre-Lens that features several of her works, the artist evokes the war, this time implicitly, in this film shot in her family home in Vulaines (FR).

Sophie Ristelhueber, since the early 1980s, develops a work based on a reflection around territory conceived as a bearer of the traces of human activity and as the remembrance of major historical upheavals.


If Sophie Ristelhueber essentially turns to photography in her work, she utilizes her shooting to create full plastic works, playing with the material and the format of the image, its status, its framework and its installation in space.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous international institutions, among which MoMA (New York, US), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, US), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, US), The Power Plant (Toronto, CA), Tate Modern (London, GB), Imperial War Museum (London, GB), biennials of Johannesburg, Sao Paulo, Triennial of Etchigo-Tsumari (JA), Rencontres Photographiques d’ Arles, and in Paris, MNAM / Centre Pompidou, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Musée Zadkine, Musée Rodin, etc.

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