French photographer Gérard Rancinan will be appearing at the Londonewcastle Project Space in Redchurch Street from 7th - 24th June to show his pictures, and make new work.
"The Future Tense in association with Opera Gallery and Londonewcastle is pleased to present Wonderful World – the concluding act in Gérard Rancinan’s Trilogy of the Moderns.
Situated somewhere between comedy and tragedy, this vivid photographic tableau and accompanying texts paints a picture of a confused humanity, groping blindly in the darkness, obsessed with the cult of celebrity and guided only by an absolute desire for generalised, prescribed happiness.
As committed witnesses of the metamorphoses affecting society, photographer, Gérard Rancinan, and writer, Caroline Gaudriault, have engaged in an ongoing dialogue, delivering their dual observations on a generation seeking relentless progress at any cost.
Fresh from La Triennale di Milano, Rancinan brings this revolution in three acts to a close, debuting the complete Wonderful World series to the UK public.
The exhibition will also offer attendees a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become part of art history by participating in the final Wonderful World composition, which will be shot entirely on-site at the Londonewcastle Project Space.
With galleries one and two housing the main exhibition of 15 large format works from Wonderful World, gallery three will feature a purpose-built set and studio, offering a voyeuristic glimpse behind the scenes of a fine art photo shoot. Repeat visits will reveal the organic nature of studio life – part art installation, part film set, part soap opera – as the shoot moves from concept, through production and postproduction, to the climactic unveiling of the finished work at a special reception on Wednesday 20th June."
When - 7th - 24th June (Closed on Mondays)
Where - Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP
Link 1 - The Future Tense
Link 2 - Gérard Rancinan