10 December – 15 December 2019
EXHIBITION OPENING Tuesday 10 December at 6 pm
GALLERY HOURS : Tuesday – Friday 3 to 8pm, Saturday 10am – 8pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm
Flaneries au Père-Lachaise | photographs by Louis Gaillard
Père-Lachaise is one of the most visited places of the capital. It is also its largest green space and of course it is one of the Parisian cemeteries that houses the most famous people.
My work focuses on the romantic character of the place expressed by the neo-Gothic architecture of monuments and chapels and the organization of the English garden in its old part. That’s why I started to photograph the cemetery in the evening, in winter one of the seasons where it best expresses its character and or more importantly it inspires me the most.
I imagined this exhibition as a ballad and a reverie to make you want to discover this place beyond the celebrities who live there and the history that accompanies them.
It is also a way of apprehending the vanity of men and their desire to want to exist after their death. At a time when death is taboo for many, I have taken the opportunity to try to tame it a little.
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