Les filles du calvaire gallery is pleased to announce the next solo exhibition of Antoine d'Agata which will take place from October 28 to December 4, 2021. Five years after his last exhibition Atlas, d'Agata revisits the body of work he made in Mexico.
1986 - 2021. The body of work presented at the gallery reflects the experiences of this prolific artist: violent and troubled. The ensemble bears witness to a journey, to incessant return trips to Mexico, which have been for the artist a field of absolute experimentation, beyond limits. The photographic material that makes up this set comes from experiments conducted over 35 years. Two histories are intertwined here, that of Mexico and that of the author's relationship with the violence of a community that he has seen disintegrate.
"For forty years - long before I became a photographer - I have lived, through my own experience, in Mexico as elsewhere, in this demand for a possible commonality, within the community of those who have no community", as George Bataille called it, of a "community of lovers" in the broadest sense, amorous and stoned, invisible and infinitely fragmented, of those who have nothing but their bodies to survive, feel and exist.