For more than ten years, at the request of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Gérard Rondeau has been photographing museums and temporary exhibitions on a regular basis. But it is not for him to produce reports on works, buildings or their visitors. His work does not pursue any documentary aim. More subtly, he tries to capture sometimes the particular atmosphere of a place, sometimes something else, more difficult to define.
Each time, the photographer brings the work back to real space and time, and this very prosaic reality does not reduce it in any way, but on the contrary gives it a new freshness. Whether it is still hidden in packaging or caged in wooden or metal structures, or whether it barely emerges from cloth or plastic swaddling clothes, it is reborn or will be reborn, finding for a short time the genius of arousing our desire or the strength to surprise us, and to move us, making us feel it’s essential fragility.