Pierre-Elie de Pibracピエール=エリィ・ド・ピブラック

In Situ

presented by CHANEL NEXUS HALL
Co-organizer: Kyoto Prefecture
curated by India Dhargalkar

Main Office, Former Main Building of the Kyoto Prefectural Office
10:00 - 17:00
Closed: 9/28, 10/5, 12

Admission Free

* Admission accepted 30 mins before the venue closes.

© Pierre-Elie de Pibrac / Agence Vu'

© Pierre-Elie de Pibrac / Agence Vu'

© Pierre-Elie de Pibrac / Agence Vu'

Working at the Paris Opéra for two ballet seasons from 2013 to 2015, Pibrac mingled with the dancers and shared in their theatre life to create his three-part In Situ series, an intimate photo-document of their every move and pose. As the “in place” title suggests, Pibrac shows us the way things really between dancers are backstage, a Confidences comprises behind-the-scenes images taken during rehearsals using a silent camera with a special lens, which allowed him to shoot so close that his subjects fairly breathe with emotion. Whereas Catharsis synthesizes abstractions of their movements, and Analogia presents the full grandeur of performances on the Palais Garnier stage.
Pierre-Elie de Pibrac
Grandson of the photographer Paul de Cordon, Pierre-Elie de Pibrac was born in Paris 1983. In 2007, he made his first photographic reportages in Cuba and Myanmar. These early works won him several prizes including SFR Young Talent Prize, 2007 and Paris Match Prize for Student Photography, 2008. His photographs were exhibited both in France and abroad. By 2009, having graduated from a renowned business school, he decided to devote himself fully to photography. In 2010, Pierre-Elie went to New York and produced his first large –scale documentary project known as American Showcase, followed, in 2012 by a self-produced documentary series entitled Real Life Super Heroes which was, like the former, published and exhibited internationally in numerous galleries and prestigious venues such as the Grand Palais and during the FIAC in Paris and the Brussels Art Fair. During the 2013-2014 season, Pierre-Elie de Pibrac followed the ballet dancers of the Opéra de Paris. This work was published by the editions Clémentine de la Féronnière in 2014 and exhibited, among other places, during the Mois de la Photo of Paris in 2014 and at the Art Lexing Gallery, Miami in 2015. In 2016 In Situ was shown at Art Wynwood, Miami and in La Havana, Cuba at the Casa Victor Hugo. During this time Pierre-Elie spent 8 months with his young family living in Cuba to realize a project entitled Desmemoria – a social and anthropological photographic testimony about the life of the ‘Azucareros’ people who live for the sugar industry. The book of this project was published in October 2019 by Editions Xavier Barral.
Main Office, Former Main Building of the Kyoto Prefectural Office
Yabunouchi-cho, Nishiiru, Shinmachi, Shimodachiuri-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
Subway Karasuma Line "Marutamachi" station. 10 min on foot from Exit 2

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