June 02 / July 21 2012 - Galerie Praz-Delavallade
For his third exhibition at Praz-Delavallade Gallery, the Israeli Adi Nes unveils a selection of photos from his new series, "The Village". Make no mistake, those scenes performed in the historic Jezreel Valley are completely fictional!
Loaded with references to Greek tragedy and history of art, these photographs reflect a meticulous staging. Perfectionist, Adi Nes manages his shots like a movie director. Each photograph seems to be situated before or after the key moment, giving the viewer the freedom to create his own scenario, its own history.
For the artist, this idyllic village is a metaphor for hope and contradictions of the Zionist dream. Between identical tensions and notions od manliness, Adi Nes's photographs reveal a critical look at his time.
Enjoy this pastoral getaway until July 21st!
par Stéphanie Darmon, Art Concierge, le 30 Juin 2012