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Howard Greenberg in the Art Newspaper

"It is necessary to maintain the spirit of discovery." - Howard Greenberg 

 

A photographic archive is essentially a form, a typology, and a sensitivity. The only way such an archive can be managed is if everything conforms to a clear and logical order, the specificities of which are established by the person who instils and orchestrates the dialectical movements that inhabit it. 

 

The exhibition-collection being presented currently at Campredon Centre d'Art has come together slightly in the manner of an exquisite corpse (cadavre exquis), the literary game invented by the Surrealists, Jacques Prévert and Yves Tanguy and which Georges Bataille described as “the most perfect illustration of the mind.” One after the other, the images are juxtaposed. Sometimes they contradict each other, sometimes they embrace or gaze at each other. They end up forming what André Malraux called a musée imaginaire (imaginary museum), because each one of them, through the presence of the others, metamorphoses and, together, they tell us a different story.