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2003 Exhibitions:

Gilles Barbier: Lost in the Landscape

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December 2, 2002March 19, 2003

Two sly and provocative photographs by French artsit Gilles Barbier toy with our expectations of self portraiture. Rather than satisfying us with a close-up of the artist’s face, Barbier frustrates by challenging us to locate a figure in a vast Marseille cityscape. Part of a larger philosophical interrogation of the notion of identity at the millenium, which has a particular inflection in Marseille’s polyglot environment, Barbier’s self-portraits might comment on the ineffectiveness of political critique and the power of an individual voice.

Curated by Nancy Stoaks, Curatorial Research Assistant
Featured artists: Gilles Barbier