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Sophie Ristelhueber at the Jeu de Paume

Sophie Ristelhueber at the Jeu de Paume

Sophie Ristelhueber (French, b. 1949) traveled to Kuwait at the end of the Gulf War to record the physical traces of the conflict. Entitled Fait or Fact, the resulting series of photographs—aerial and ground-level, in color and black-and-white—depicts trenches and tank tracks, bomb craters, dense smoke rising from blazing oil wells, battle detritus scattered in the sand. Ristelhueber hangs the large prints in an expansive grid that at first reads as a beautiful abstract field, then reveals itself to be a reconstitution of the battlefield on the gallery wall.”
The series “Beyrouth”, “Vulaines” and “Eleven Blowups” as well as two videos made for this show, are also exhibited at the Jeu de Paume until March 22, 2009.

January 20-March 22, 2009
Sophie Ristelhueber at the Jeu de Paume
1 Place de la Concorde
75008 Paris
tel: 01 47 03 12 50
Metro: Concorde

Tu-F: 12pm-7pm (until 9pm on Tuesday)
Sat-Sun: 10am-7pm
(Ticket window closes 30 min before closing time)
Closed on Monday


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