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NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES
Irving Berlin wrote "Nothing But Blue Skies" in 1926. The song could have been about the sky over New York on the morning of September 11th, 2001. The narrative of that day, broadcast live and continuously on television sets around the world, ushered in a new era in the history of media. The event and its photographic portrayal are inseparable, the first having been elaborated for and by the latter. Most of the artists in this exhibition used existing documents to offer new interpretations. Accumulating, diverting, deconstructing or avoiding this mass of images, they have independently questioned the visual representations of the tragedy over a nearly 15-year period. Through various forms and media, "Nothing But Blue Skies" focuses not on the event and its horror, causes or consequences, but on the repetition of its image and its symbolic erosion.

Mélanie Bellue
Exhibition curators : Mélanie Bellue et Sam Stourdzé.
Texts: Jean Paul Curnier.
capitole
4 JULY - 11 SEPTEMBER
10AM - 7:30PM

STEVE REICH (1936)

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HANS-PETER FELDMAN (1941)

DENNIS ADAMS (1948)

ANDRES SERRANO (1950)

JOAN FONTCUBERTA (1955)

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN (1957)

THOMAS RUFF (1958)

ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU (1963)

ARNO GISINGER (1964)

JEROEN KOOIJMANS (1967)

WALID RAAD (1967)

MOUNIR FATMI (1970)

FIORENZA MENINI (1970)

PAUL CHAN (1973)

MICHAL KOSAKOWSKI (1974)

GUILLAUME CHAMAHIAN (1975)

JOJAKIM CORTIS (1980) & ADRIAN SONDEREGGER (1977)

REEVE SCHUMACHER (1981)

KI-JONG ZIN (1981)

Mounir Fatmi, Save Manhattan 02, 2005. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l'artiste et de la Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg–Le Cap.
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Mounir Fatmi, Save Manhattan 02, 2005. Courtesy of the artist and of Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg–Le Cap.
Thomas Hirschhorn, High Subjecter, 2010. Vue de studio. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.
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Thomas Hirschhorn, High Subjecter, 2010. Studio view. Courtesy of the artist.
Gerhard Richter, September, 2009. © Gerhard Richter 2016. Collection privée, Belgique.
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Gerhard Richter, September, 2009. © Gerhard Richter 2016. Private collection, Belgium.
Reeve Schumacher, #1, série Nothing but Blue Skies, 2016. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.
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Reeve Schumacher, #1, from the Nothing but Blue Skies series, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
Joan Fontcuberta, GOOGLEGRAM: 11-S NY, 2005. Photos de la collision du 11 Septembre. Les photographies ont été reconstruites avec Photomosaic, un logiciel gratuit lié à Google Image. Le résultat est une composition de 8 000 images tirés d’Internet et qui correspondent à la recherche des termes « God », « Yahve » et « Allah ».
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Joan Fontcuberta, GOOGLEGRAM: 11-S NY, 2005. GOOGLEGRAM: 11-S NY, 2005. September 11 plane crash snapshots. The photographs have been refashioned using photomosaic freeware, linked to Google’s Image Search function. The final result is a composite of 8,000 images available on the Internet that responded to the words: ‘God’, ‘Yahve’ and ‘Allah’.
Mounir Fatmi, Save Manhattan 02, 2005. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l'artiste et de la Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg–Le Cap.
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Mounir Fatmi, Save Manhattan 02, 2005. Courtesy of the artist and of Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg–Le Cap.
Thomas Hirschhorn, High Subjecter, 2010. Vue de studio. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.
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Thomas Hirschhorn, High Subjecter, 2010. Studio view. Courtesy of the artist.
LOOKING BACK AT THE MEDIA’S IMAGE OF 11 SEPTEMBER
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