Review of the exhibition Life on Mars David Bowie_Shot by Mick Rock

Daniel Huber
2017 Miranda: Revue Pluridisciplinaire du Monde Anglophone  
various media from exquisite prints of photographs taken by Mick Rock through the glass showcases along the central axis of the exhibition space, containing original, and sometimes rare, contemporary documents coming from a private collection, to a video installation and the four testimonial citations, running along the walls, which are used here as section headings. The private collector is associated with Le Multiple and this collection formed the background to the images while Le Multiple,
more » ... old boilerworks, provided the exhibition space. The concept of showing documents related to photographs in an exhibition space has become standard practice over the past few years. Moreover, the exhibition sits definitely well in the wake of Total Records, shown in 2015 at the Rencontres d'Arles. 2 It has been the first time for Rock's collection of photographs to be shown in France and it has quite possibly been the best way to be presented in this hybrid manner in such a unique space.
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