Itinéraires des Photographes Voyageurs 2007
The exhibition "Voyage/temps suspendu" by Denis Olivier presents 80 black and white photographs at the Bordeaux submarine base.
Itinéraires des Photographes Voyageurs 2007, 16th edition
Denis Olivier appreciates this stretching of time that's no longer on the scale of human life. The universe he's recreating becomes strangely different, mysterious, silent, like a void... distended that teaches us a sense of detail. Silence fills this universe with an airy transparency that makes perceptions clearer.
Denis Olivier patiently watches out for sought-after forms, presences that have been forgotten there, probably for a very long time, immutable, in that same silence and under those same tumultuous skies. The choice of uncluttered landscapes makes the slightest of these landscapes live intensely details, the slightest trace, like so many signatures left on the ground. The graphic design of shapes creates abstract spaces, straight lines and curves oppose and answer each other, horizons are marked by a line of light as thin as the edge of a blade.
Through the rigor of black and white, the care and meticulousness brought to the construction of his photos, Denis Olivier obtains paintings conducive to meditation, to a real journey through suspended time.
The Itineraries of Traveling Photographers Association
Since 1991, the association "Itineraries of traveling photographers" (composed of the presidency, iconographers and photographers) offers every April in Bordeaux free to the public between twelve and fifteen photographic exhibitions in the main cultural places of the city. To participate, a genre of author photography and a theme of travel are preferred.
Apart from that, no limit. The selection of exhibitions is made by the team's favourites.
Each year, the program is made up of singular exhibitions: from classic humanist photography to more "contemporary" photography, the association "Itineraries of traveling photographers" is driven by a desire for eclecticism.
"Recognized" photographers agree to join us for an exhibition: Cartier-Bresson, Max Pam, Jean Dieuzaide, Bernard Plossu, Raymond Depardon...
But the association is also keen to support artists less known to the general public, in particular young artists from Aquitaine such as Sarah Caron, Christophe Goussard, Polo Garat, Jacques Sierpinski, Philippe Pons or Stéphane Klein...
A single criterion, the singularity of the looks
Loyalty is also highlighted by the association, that with our partners (La Mairie de Bordeaux, the Gœthe Institut, the Cervantes Institute, the Swiss consulate, the municipal library and the museums of Bordeaux , the Mercure Hotel Bordeaux Château Chartrons, Fip, etc.) and also with photographers and photography professionals (the gens d'images association, etc.) who have been supporting us for several years.
Since 2000, "Itinéraires des photographes voyageurs" has been associated with the company Pixels et Grains d'Argent, which offers the public all the communication tools, a website presenting all the exhibitions, i.e. more than 2500 photographs online.
InformationFrom March 30 to April 29, 2007. From tuesday to sunday included, opened 14h to 18h.
OpeningOpening March, 29 at 11:00am with the artist.
About the gallery
Base sous-marineBoulevard Alfred Daney
Phone: 05 56 11 11 50