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Le Bal exhibition space in Paris is presenting a monographic exhibition devoted to Dutch artist, poet and photographer Gerard P. Fieret (1924–2009). Through 28 August, 2016.

This show is the first on Gerard P. Fieret (1924–2009) to take place outside Holland. His output included some of the strangest and most subversive works produced in Europe in the 1960s and 1970s.

Fieret was self-taught and, between 1965, the year he acquired his first camera and the end of the 1970s, he was an obsessional and insatiable photographer, taking pictures of anything and everything: women, legs, children, shop windows, street scenes, himself, more women – models, students, young mothers, dancers, strangers, as well as breasts, buttocks, legs, necks and other body parts.

He always took black and white photos. Blacks that were thick, sometimes blurred, but always luminous. They were often enlarged to his favourite 60 x 80 cm format, an unusual size for the time. Fieret was transgressive, unconventional and yet timeless; he would disfigure the image and distort reality in search of “something supernatural, a sense of the eternal”. Le Bal exhibition presents 200 contemporary prints, rescued from extreme production conditions and a nomad existence between studios and shelters.

Exhibition coproduced by Le Bal, Camera – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia à Turin and the Fotomuseum Den Haag à La Haye.

Please find more information at Galerie Le Bal

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