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Sydney Art Exhibition – Eugène Atget

August 24, 2012toNovember 4, 2012

 

* SYDNEY

Eugène Atget: Paris 1898–1924

  • 24 August – 4 November 2012
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales

Eugène Atget (1857–1927) is considered a starting-point for 20th-century documentary photography, inspiring artists and photographers such as Brassaï, Cartier-Bresson, the Surrealists and Walker Evans among many others. Although the equipment and techniques he deployed link him to 19th-century photography, his vision of photography was an astonishingly modern one.
This is the first comprehensive exhibition of Atget’s work to be seen in Australia, organised by the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Fundaçion MAPFRE, Madrid, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Musée Carnavalet, Paris and Paris Musées. The more than 200
photographs in this exhibition come primarily from the collection of Musée Carnavalet, Paris, with the important inclusion of Atget’s work, as compiled by Man Ray, from the collection of George Eastman House, Rochester, USA.

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney
Open daily 10am to 5pm, Wednesdays until 9pm
ph 02 9225 1744
www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

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