Unique perspective on Birds in Hangar

13 photographers of 10 different nationalities, each with a unique perspective on the birds.

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Press Release Hangar

© Roger Ballen | Debate, 2020

Hangar welcomes 13 photographers of 10 different nationalities, each with a unique perspective on the birds they have encountered in their daily lives, during their travels or on specific projects. Through the phantasmagorical vision of Roger Ballen, or the romantic one of Michael Kenna, the colourful portraits of Leila Jeffreys, the graphic effects of Graciela Iturbide or the tight framing of Paulo Pellegrin, we discover a wide spectrum of photographic proposals.

© Leila Jeffreys | Ptilope magnifique, Zoo de Taronga, Australie, 2018.


Des oiseaux
is a unique ensemble, which was first created as a collection of books (Éditions Xavier Barral) before being put together as an exhibition. Curious about everything, from nature to science, Xavier Barral launched the Des oiseaux collection in 2018, which celebrates, through the eyes of photographers, the aviary of the world; the birds of our urban spaces but also those of more distant lands. These volumes were published by the Atelier EXB team, which took over the publishing house following the death of Xavier Barral (1955 - 2019). The launch of the 13th Roger Ballen volume is in September 2022 at the Hangar.

© Yoshinori Mizutani, de la série The birds, Tokyo, 2014-2016. Courtoisie IMA gallery

For the Des oiseaux collection, Roger Ballen has produced a new series of photographs. In closed universes, where graffiti, signs, shadows and fragments accumulate, stories are played out that shake up our gaze. Roger Ballen's birds shatter the codes of representation, on the border between fantasy and drama.The photographers in the collection have each selected images for the exhibition. Integrated into the scenography, the books serve both to remind us of the difference between two modes of representation of the same images and to confront the original prints with their printed version.Artists : Albarrán Cabrera (ES) - Roger Ballen (ZA) - Byung-Hun Min (KR) - Graciela Iturbide (MX) - Leila Jeffreys (AU) - Rinko Kawauchi (JP) - Michael Kenna (GB) - Christophe Maout (FR) - Yoshinori Mizutani (JP) - Paolo Pellegrin (IT) - Bernard Plossu (FR) - Pentti

Exposition : 9 septembre – 17 décembre 2022
https://www.hangar.art

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Unique perspective on Birds in Hangar

13 photographers of 10 different nationalities, each with a unique perspective on the birds.

Words by

Press Release Hangar

© Roger Ballen | Debate, 2020

Hangar welcomes 13 photographers of 10 different nationalities, each with a unique perspective on the birds they have encountered in their daily lives, during their travels or on specific projects. Through the phantasmagorical vision of Roger Ballen, or the romantic one of Michael Kenna, the colourful portraits of Leila Jeffreys, the graphic effects of Graciela Iturbide or the tight framing of Paulo Pellegrin, we discover a wide spectrum of photographic proposals.

© Leila Jeffreys | Ptilope magnifique, Zoo de Taronga, Australie, 2018.


Des oiseaux
is a unique ensemble, which was first created as a collection of books (Éditions Xavier Barral) before being put together as an exhibition. Curious about everything, from nature to science, Xavier Barral launched the Des oiseaux collection in 2018, which celebrates, through the eyes of photographers, the aviary of the world; the birds of our urban spaces but also those of more distant lands. These volumes were published by the Atelier EXB team, which took over the publishing house following the death of Xavier Barral (1955 - 2019). The launch of the 13th Roger Ballen volume is in September 2022 at the Hangar.

© Yoshinori Mizutani, de la série The birds, Tokyo, 2014-2016. Courtoisie IMA gallery

For the Des oiseaux collection, Roger Ballen has produced a new series of photographs. In closed universes, where graffiti, signs, shadows and fragments accumulate, stories are played out that shake up our gaze. Roger Ballen's birds shatter the codes of representation, on the border between fantasy and drama.The photographers in the collection have each selected images for the exhibition. Integrated into the scenography, the books serve both to remind us of the difference between two modes of representation of the same images and to confront the original prints with their printed version.Artists : Albarrán Cabrera (ES) - Roger Ballen (ZA) - Byung-Hun Min (KR) - Graciela Iturbide (MX) - Leila Jeffreys (AU) - Rinko Kawauchi (JP) - Michael Kenna (GB) - Christophe Maout (FR) - Yoshinori Mizutani (JP) - Paolo Pellegrin (IT) - Bernard Plossu (FR) - Pentti

Exposition : 9 septembre – 17 décembre 2022
https://www.hangar.art

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Unique perspective on Birds in Hangar

13 photographers of 10 different nationalities, each with a unique perspective on the birds.

Words by

Press Release Hangar

© Roger Ballen | Debate, 2020

Hangar welcomes 13 photographers of 10 different nationalities, each with a unique perspective on the birds they have encountered in their daily lives, during their travels or on specific projects. Through the phantasmagorical vision of Roger Ballen, or the romantic one of Michael Kenna, the colourful portraits of Leila Jeffreys, the graphic effects of Graciela Iturbide or the tight framing of Paulo Pellegrin, we discover a wide spectrum of photographic proposals.

© Leila Jeffreys | Ptilope magnifique, Zoo de Taronga, Australie, 2018.


Des oiseaux
is a unique ensemble, which was first created as a collection of books (Éditions Xavier Barral) before being put together as an exhibition. Curious about everything, from nature to science, Xavier Barral launched the Des oiseaux collection in 2018, which celebrates, through the eyes of photographers, the aviary of the world; the birds of our urban spaces but also those of more distant lands. These volumes were published by the Atelier EXB team, which took over the publishing house following the death of Xavier Barral (1955 - 2019). The launch of the 13th Roger Ballen volume is in September 2022 at the Hangar.

© Yoshinori Mizutani, de la série The birds, Tokyo, 2014-2016. Courtoisie IMA gallery

For the Des oiseaux collection, Roger Ballen has produced a new series of photographs. In closed universes, where graffiti, signs, shadows and fragments accumulate, stories are played out that shake up our gaze. Roger Ballen's birds shatter the codes of representation, on the border between fantasy and drama.The photographers in the collection have each selected images for the exhibition. Integrated into the scenography, the books serve both to remind us of the difference between two modes of representation of the same images and to confront the original prints with their printed version.Artists : Albarrán Cabrera (ES) - Roger Ballen (ZA) - Byung-Hun Min (KR) - Graciela Iturbide (MX) - Leila Jeffreys (AU) - Rinko Kawauchi (JP) - Michael Kenna (GB) - Christophe Maout (FR) - Yoshinori Mizutani (JP) - Paolo Pellegrin (IT) - Bernard Plossu (FR) - Pentti

Exposition : 9 septembre – 17 décembre 2022
https://www.hangar.art

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