Arranged in a small room of the Colegio de España, the exhibition highlights the need to contemplate the Palimpsestos in tiny spaces. The exhibition design, presented as part of the “Mois de la Photo Off” in Paris, creates a constant dialogue between the architectural models – devised as magic boxes to be looked through like a window – and the pictures taken of them. The play of scale between model and the picture reproducing it seems a mise en abîme that takes us back to the fundamental question of photographic representation: what is its relationship with the reality it represents and interprets?
On this, we should quote Gio Ponti who, in this magazine, saw photography as the opportunity to gain “another view, an abstract, mediated and composed view,” basically an “independent and autonomous” view.
until 30 November 2014
Emilio Pemjean: Palimpseste
Colegio de España, Paris