• 25 Jun 2018

From July 1st to 15th 2018 Photographer Guillaume Dimanche presents the exhibition “Ask Yourself” as part of the Voies-Off program of the most important international photography festival: the Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles.

"Ask Yourself" exhibition by Guillaume Dimanche brochure from July 1st to July 15th 2018 in Arles

“Ask Yourself” exhibition by Guillaume Dimanche brochure from July 1st to July 15th 2018 in Arles © Guillaume Dimanche

Read the exhibition’s catalog: Ask Yourself – Exhibition Catalog – Guillaume – Dimanche


Guillaume Dimanche is selected at the Voie-Off Festival program

The 49th edition of the Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles offers the visitors a “spatiotemporal experience” like a journey through eras to better question our relationship to what is contemporary. Since its creation in 1970, the Rencontres de la Photographie became the most important photographic rendezvous in the world. Each year, around forty exhibitions take place in about twenty monuments in the city. In 2017, more than 125 000 visitors came to have a contemporary photographic experience. Since 1996, Voies-Off completes the Rencontres de la Photographie by offering emerging photographers the opportunity to rigorously present their Artwork. It is within that framework, defined by its artistic demanding nature and its open-mindness, that Photographer Guillaume Dimanche organizes his exhibition “Ask yourself“. As a result, he is included in the 141 photographic exhibitions in the city as well as in the Voies-Off official program.

The exhibition “Ask yourself”: Guillaume Dimanche’s invitation to question our relation to the world

In the exhibition “Ask yourself”, Guillaume Dimanche pesents, from July 1st to 15th 2018 in Arles at 13 rue de la Calade, a set of photographs in sequence. Extracted from various series or themes, they consist in artistic correspondences and question the reality of history, globalization and the different links between each subject all together. The title “Ask yourself” comes from Plastikman (Richie Hawtin)’s track and encourages to enter the intimate interiority of the spectator to discover the sense of the presented Artworks. Indeed, the photographs offer a perspective of a world in which humans are cut off from the most basic relationships. However, the exhibition proposed to create connections by juxtaposing these glances together. The Eiffel Tower, the label of the French capital, is the most visited and photographed artificial object in the world. It is presented here as a symbolic representation of the birthplace of the contemporary society. “Eiffel Tower V2” shows a sculpture, a sign of man’s power over nature. Nevertheless, the portraits that surround it represent individuals controlled in their actions by consumption, industry, security. As a result such society can only escape through dreams. Guillaume Dimanche invites the viewer to share this dream and question it.

Photograph by Guillaume Dimanche

Hamedine 1 V2, 28in x 20in x 2in, Portraits series, 2018 © Guillaume Dimanche

Guillaume Dimanche’s words about his exhibition “Ask Yourself”

“The Rencontres de la Photographies” in Arles are, in a very particular atmosphere, the international yearly rendezvous for all photography professionals we can then cross path with and meet during the first week of July in the unexpected energy of this antique city. On this occasion, I present a set of recent photographs in the exhibition “Ask yourself”. This set, as a continuation of my work, will bring a new dimension, more written, a search on spatial installation and meaningful posture in the way the Artworks are hung. Through the combination of diverse subjects, on top of the compositions I created in each photograph, I will propose a dialogue and a questioning of each and every one of them” explains Guillaume Dimanche.

Artwork by Guillaume Dimanche

Cabbage, 12in x 12in x 2in, Still Lives series, 2018 © Guillaume Dimanche


Find the “Ask yourself” exhibition Facebook event here.

Find more information about Guillaume Dimanche on his Art-Trope Artist profile here.

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