“Odysseia” show is part of ANTOINE D’AGATA exhibition “Contamination” which runs from March 30 to May 25 at CHARBON.
Directed and performed by Fabrice Michel, “Odysseia” is an attempt to travel to the heart of the flesh of the photographer’s work, using his own texts.
Along with this performance, “Contamination”, curated by Lalie Choffel, pays tribute to thirty years of the radical and unique work of this major artist through thirty colour and black & white prints and a video installation.
“The term artist does not suit me, it is too heavy, I see myself rather as an agent of contamination”
From one continent to another, for years, D’AGATA has never ceased to pursue an arduous and radical quest. A plunge into prostitution, urban violence and drugs to chase with his camera the irruption of life, the beauty of a gesture, and human solidarity where others only see irremediable nothingness.
“I started to tell a story that goes against what we see on TV, which goes against the different photographic traditions, and I want to go to the end of this story; I want to show whores who enjoy or kind criminals :a deeper, more complex humanity”
Antoine D’Agata, Fabrice Michel and Lalie Choffel are from Marseilles.