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Yvon Lambert - Border stories
Jardins du Bra’Haus I, montée du château (LUXEMBOURG)
From 2017-09-30 to 2018-09-29


Guy Tillim - Museum of the Revolution
Stevenson Gallery (SOUTH AFRICA)
From 2017-10-12 to 2017-11-25


Françoise Huguier - Couleurs Pays
Le Quadrilatère (festival photographique les Photaumnales) (FRANCE)
From 2017-10-14 to 2017-12-31


Pia Elizondo - The Fall
Institut culturel du Mexique (FRANCE)
From 2017-10-27 to 2018-01-27


Munem Wasif - Jomin O Joban - A Tale Of Land
Gallery Project 88 (INDIA)
From 2017-10-27 to 2017-12-08


Gérard Rondeau - Chroniques d\'un portraitiste
Le Parvis Espace Culturel (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-04 to 2017-12-30


José Manuel Navia - Cervantes ou le désir de vivre
Instituto Cervantes (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-07 to 2018-01-13


José Manuel Navia - Colombia, La Creciente
Bibliothèque Elsa Triolet (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-09 to 2018-01-20


Davide Monteleone - The April Theses, In The Russian East
Spazio Fondo Malerba (ITALY)
From 2017-11-16 to 2017-11-29


Patrick Taberna - The back season
Galerie Camera Obscura (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-17 to 2017-12-30


Guillaume Zuili - Smoke & Mirrors
Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-17 to 2018-02-10


Gérard Rondeau - Paysages
Galeries de la Cour des Jardiniers (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-19 to 2018-02-28


Next exhibitions

Jean-Luc Chapin - Natures
Galerie Gallimard (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-24 to 2018-01-13

Liz Hingley - Sacred Things: Elalmadinah …To The City
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum (UNITED KINGDOM)
From 2017-12-01 to 2018-02-11

Françoise Huguier - Virtual Seoul
Musée Olympique (SWITZERLAND)
From 2017-12-07 to 2018-03-11

Again and Again

Stéphane Duroy

Le Bal
6, impasse de la Défense
75018 Paris (FRANCE)
+33 (01) 44 70 75 50

From 2017-01-06 to 2017-04-09




What if Stéphane Duroy’s work was an exile? After forty years of obsessive wandering in the footsteps of old Europe as far as the United States, Stéphane Duroy today seems pushed by a wind of renewal, towards a photographic praxis taken ever further from itself.

L’Europe du silence, a ground-breaking work embarked upon by the photographer in the 1980s, comes across as an attempt to set out to encounter great History. Constructed in a long-term movement, this series records the vision of man in search of his identity and the memory of an Europe shaken by two world wars and many different totalitarian aberrations.

Since 1977, he has also been facing up to another reality, that of the human factor, of people left out, workers and dropouts plunged into the distress of a Thatcherite Britain undergoing profound changes. The book Distress, which was published late in 2011, is the culmination of an immersion spanning more than 30 years in a profoundly battered country.

Stéphane Duroy’s eye is gradually swerving. Towards the United States, land of exile for millions of Europeans who fled Europe and its tragedies. From Coney Island to Butte, in Montana, Stéphane Duroy tirelessly criss-crosses the migrants’ symbolic path. Their further penetration from east to west in the American territory tallies with the progressive oblivion of the first catastrophe that made exile necessary. Forgetting in order to continue, and survive. For Stéphane Duroy, this relentless disappearance of landmarks, the ravages of the pioneer spirit, the cult of opportunism and the mirage of “everything’s possible” founded the power of America and the same time are undermining it. “We, Europeans, have built the American Dream, that monumental illusion which each one of us pretends to believe in.” Stéphane Duroy will never be done with America, that accursed part of himself. He will be forever returning there, enamoured of those lands with their wild glare and their mournful beauty.

In 2007, his book Unknown appeared. Stéphane Duroy got his hands on a hundred or so copies, which would then form the main material of his work in which he can hew: paste, edit, cut out, split an image, slip in others, break down the space of the page and put it endlessly back together again. And open up a yawning gap between what has been seen and what has been imagined. Everything returns, is re-enacted, recycled and reborn in books, like objects to be tested, exhausted, methodically, one after the other. Gradually an archaeology of memory is constructed, a deposit of raw materials which resist and escape, from the narrative, from the rendering, from the link. Well beyond the photograph. As witness to a world that has become hard to breathe in, Stéphane Duroy uproots his language.

Fannie Escoulen


Curators: Fannie Escoulen and Diane Dufour
In partnership with: anthea associates

The exhibition is being extended at LEICA, from January 5 to April 8, 2017, 105-109 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris

Exhibitions catalog

Monographic exhibitions

Albert & Verzone
Bacigalupo Martina
Berruti Massimo
Boudjelal Bruno
Brault Philippe
Chapin Jean-Luc
Chivet Sophie
Coulange Olivier
Dailleux Denis
Darzacq Denis
Delpoux Dominique
Descamps Bernard
Deschamps Pierre-Olivier
Desprez Bertrand
Doury Claudine
Duroy Stéphane
Eshraghi Isabelle
Flore Maia
Fontaine François
Gomez Rovira Rodrigo
Goussard Christophe
Grignet Brigitte
Guigui Stanislas
Hingley Liz
Hock Marin
Hopkins Rip
Huguier Françoise
Hyytiäinen Arja
Iuncker Steeve
Lambert Yvon
Lecloux Frédéric
Lekfeldt Thomas
Martin Claire
Mirguet Olivier
Navia José Manuel
Nejmi Malik
Pauquet Claude
Picard Fabrice
Picard Serge
Pierrot Emmanuel
Propeck Agnès
Rearick Anne
Rondeau Gérard
Sauveur David
Sutkus Antanas
Taberna Patrick
Ten Hoopen Pieter
Tillim Guy
Van Denderen Ad
Vanden Eeckhoudt Michel
Wasif Munem
Winship Vanessa
Yankang Yang
Zuili Guillaume

Collective Exhibitions

  • Vu' by Robert Delpire
  • Full Size Nature
  • VU' in Paris
  • European Works

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