This year marks La Gacilly Photo Festival’s 15th birthday. Over this time, it has won a significant place in the world of photography, in France and internationally. In the village of La Gacilly, the gardens, alleys and walls of the houses are transformed into photographic galleries dedicated to art for the passer by.
American photographer Karen Knorr is taking us through the looking glass. She is a landmark figure in contemporary photography and belongs to a generation of artists who have questioned the nature of the craft by no longer seeing it as a pure expression of reality but as the creation of fabricated images. By capturing foxes or wild boar, stags or herons who have ventured into the sumptuous residences of pre-Revolutionary France or sublime Indian palaces, the artist composes unlikely scenarios in the face of which the amused yet unsettled viewer is reduced to the status of incredulous witness.
She does this by tacitly but deliberately positioning each image as an act of trickery and a fabricated, even fictitious, scene. She loads her work with references to mythology, history and literature, with allegory serving as much to parody the art of the past as to critique our sense of judgement and knowledge.
La Gacilly, Morbihan – Brittany
By car: 1 hour from Rennes, Vannes and Nantes
By train: 2 hours from Paris (Redon train station)
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In partnership with TER Bretagne, we can provide you
with a combined train and shuttle ticket
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From 1st June