BARBAra probst

The moment in space
May 9 - August 25, 2019

Exposure #31, NYC, 249 W 34th Street, 01.02.05, 4:41 p.m., 2005

 Adagp, Paris, 2019

From May 9 to August 25 2019, LE BAL presents the first exhibition in Paris of the German artist Barbara Probst.

New York based German artist, Barbara Probst has had solo exhibitions in numerous institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago (2007), the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (2008), the Kunstverein Oldenburg (2009), the National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen (2013), and the Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague (2014).

Born in 1964 in Munich, Barbara Probst studied sculpture at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich and photography at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. After starting out as a sculptor, she has been working since 2000 on a photographic series titled Exposures, in which the shooting protocol consists of various representations of the same moment. Thanks to a radio-controlled system, Probst can trigger simultaneously the shutters of several cameras pointed at the same event or subject, from different angles and at different distances. Once the images are linked to each other, an enigmatic drama emerges from these sets, calling to mind different photographic genres (from portrait to still life, landscape or studio photography).

Bringing to light the artifacts of the photographic process and focusing on representation strategies, Barbara Probst thus challenges our ability to decipher reality.

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Curators : Frédéric Paul, curator of the MNAM-CCI/Centre Pompidou’s contemporary collections and Diane Dufour, director of LE BAL
Exhibition conceived and realized by LE BAL, Paris and Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, Berlin.
With the support of the Goethe-Institut, Paris and of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung. 
To accompany this exhibition, a book will be co-published by Hartmann Books and LE BAL, with a text by Frédéric Paul.

Medias partners : Art Press, France Culture, i-D Magazine, L’OEil de la Photographie, Polka Magazine, Slash/, Télérama


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