Stephen Shore is one of the most important and visibly influential photographers of the past three decades. The new approach that defines his contribution to photography and its language has continued to arouse the interest of different generations of artists and he remains a key reference point for young photographers working today. This exhibition, which is the most comprehensive to date of the artist’s work, focuses on understanding his artistic approach. First, it offers a contemporary reassessment of projects such as Uncommon Places and American Surfaces in relation to other less well known or unpublished works. Second, it reveals how his work embodies the complex exchange and feedback operations that took place between the art and photography worlds from the mid-1960s onwards.
Exhibition curator: Marta Dahó.
Exhibition organised by the FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE in collaboration with the Rencontres d’Arles.
With support from Parmigiani Fleurier.
Publication: Stephen Shore, Editions Xavier Barral, 2014.
Exhibition venue: Espace Van Gogh.