THE CLUB is pleased to present Pierre-Elie de Pibrac’s solo exhibition “Catharsis,” one part of his three-part series work “In Situ”.
“In Situ” evokes the immersion of the photographer in the ballet corps of the Paris Opera during the 2013-2014 season and the 2014-2015 season. Discreetly blending in with the dancers, he observed their movements, sharing their lives on and backstage of the Opera House. Pierre-Elie created three series for the In Situ photographs. The pieces, shot through this process, shows the energy of the dancers in a powerful and magical way.
“Catharsis is a very personal and abstract approach to dance. Employing a new vision and technique, I attempted to capture the energy radiated by the dancers during their performances and its diffusion into the surrounding space. Each ballet imbued me with strong emotions, urges, apprehensions and fantasies that I tried to transpose into photographic thoughts, like childhood memories. The result is powerful images that, through their distortion and natural abstraction, tell other stories. Thus, when looking at these photographs, the observer is permeated by the energy and emotion that they transmit, and left free to interpret them on a personal level.” - Pierre-Elie de PibracTHE CLUB is pleased to present "Element", a solo exhibition by Masakatsu Kondo.
Pierre-Elie de Pibrac (1982 -)
Born in Paris in 1983, Pierre-Elie is the grandson of the photographer Paul de Cordon. He started photography in 2009 after graduating from a MSG at La Sorbonne and the EDHEC Business School. In 2010, He produced his first large-scale series titled "American Showcase" in New York, and released his first book published by Archibooks. Following on from a documentary made in the USA, Pierre-Elie produced the "Real Life Super Heroes" series in 2011 that was exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris. From 2013 to 2015, Pierre-Elie followed the ballet dancers of the Opéra de Paris, producing a big exhibition and a book called In Situ : dans les coulisses de l’Opéra de Paris (In Situ –Behind the Scenes of the Opéra de Paris), published by Clémentine de la Féronnière. This work has been exhibited in major institutions, numerous galleries and prestigious fairs in Paris, Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico City, Havana and also at the Chanel NeXus Hall in Tokyo and at Kyotographie.In 2016 and 2017 he made a project called « Desmemoria" in Cuba that won the Young International Photo Award 2019 and was nominated for the prestigious Pictet Award 2021. The book he published with Xavier Barral won the HIP Award 2020. This series was exhibited in several museums and institution between 2019 and 2021 and at Arles in 2019. In 2020 he realized, in Japan, a project called "Hakanai Sonzai " that will be showed in two prestigious museums, the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Musée Guimet in Paris. His works are in big collections such as the Musée de l’Elysée of Lausanne, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France or the Aperture Foundation.
Born in Aichi prefecture. Currently based in London. He graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, University of London in 1993. Solo exhibitions include "Botany" at David Risley Gallery. His works were included in group exhibitions such as "Extinction Exhibition Annihilation" at Victoria Miro Gallery and “Prime” at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery. His works are in collections of the Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi and the Zabludowicz Collection.