Gerard Petrus Fieret
To coincide with the exhibition, LE BAL and Xavier Barral Éditions co-publish Gerard Petrus Fieret.
“Fieret saw photography as the latest in a long and glorious line of graphic art forms (from Dürer to Escher). He famously said that he saw himself, not as a photographer, but as a ‘fotograficus’ (a ‘photo-graphic artist’). A graphic artist is in control of his technical means and exploits them to achieve his artistic ends, whereas a photographer is dependent on technology to communicate what he chooses to record as clear and truthfully as possible. This basic difference in approach is perhaps at the heart of Fieret’s unease with the photographic establishment: he wasn’t a photographer; at least, he felt he was one of a different kind.” W. V. S.
Unpublished essays by Wim van Sinderen, Violette Gillet, Francesco Zanot, Hripsimé Visser.