Anthony Hernandez, Vermont ave.& Wishire blvd, 1979
Chauncey Hare, Weirton, West Virginia, 1971
Collection Arianna Arcara, Luca Santese, Cesuralab.Detroit a self-portrait Found pictures 2009-2010
Doug Rickard, #96.766076, Dallas, TX, 2009
Invited curator: David Campany
One of the defining characteristics of the modern era is its anonymity, from the commodification of the everyday and the homogenization of culture, to the standardization of work and our alienation from political power.
Anonymes focuses on North America. Since the 1930s, American mainstream culture has celebrated individuality and the self, while nearly all its important image-makers have addressed the nondescript, the flattening of daily experience, and the pervading sense of anonymity.
For its inaugural exhibition, LE BAL brings together ten photographers and filmmakers whose work experiments with ways to record this anonymity: by definition, an indeterminate, unremarkable notion that escapes visual stereotypes and classification.