PHOTOS & VIDEOS from the LEMAND DONATION - Photographs by Halida BOUGHRIET.

From 17 September to 9 October 2020 - Espace Claude Lemand

  • Halida BOUGHRIET, Mémoire dans l’oubli 1.

    Mémoire dans l'oubli 1, 2010-2011. Original photo printed on Fine art paper mounted on Dibond, 120 x 180 cm. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 5 + 2 AP. Donation Claude & France Lemand 2020. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Halida Boughriet. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • Halida BOUGHRIET, Mémoire dans l’oubli 2.

    Mémoire dans l’oubli 2, 2010-2011. Original photo, printed on Fine art paper, mounted on Dibond, 120 x 180 cm. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition de 5 + 2 AP. Donation Claude & France Lemand 2020. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Halida Boughriet. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • Halida BOUGHRIET, Mémoire dans l’oubli 3.

    Mémoire dans l’oubli 3, 2010-2011. Original photo, printed on Fine art paper mounted on Dibond, 120 x 180 cm. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 5 + 2 AP. Donation Claude & France Lemand 2020. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Halida Boughriet. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • Halida BOUGHRIET, Mémoire dans l’oubli 4.

    Mémoire dans l’oubli 4, 2010-2011. Original photo, printed on Fine art paper mounted on Dibond, 120 x 180 cm. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 5 + 2 AP. Donation Claude & France Lemand 2020. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Halida Boughriet. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • Halida BOUGHRIET, Mémoire dans l’oubli 5.

    Mémoire dans l’oubli 5, 2010-2011. Original photo, printed on Fine art paper mounted on Dibond, 120 x 180 cm. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 5 + 2 AP. Donation Claude & France Lemand 2020. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Halida Boughriet. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • Halida BOUGHRIET, Mémoire dans l’oubli 6.

    Mémoire dans l’oubli 6, 2010-2011. Original photo printed on Fine art paper mounted on Dibond, 120 x 180 cm. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 5 + 2 AP. Donation Claude & France Lemand 2020. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Halida Boughriet. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

Photographs by Halida BOUGHRIET.

Memories in Oblivion, 2010-2011.

Serie of 6 original photographs. Lambda print mounted on Dibond, 120 x 180 cm.
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Donation Claude & France Lemand 2020.
© Artist. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris.

« Photography often borrows its topics from painting, a tradition inherited from Gustave Courbet. The photo series Memories in Oblivion are images of great historical figures, seen through a reversed lens - one that takes ownership of the stigma attached to each of them. This aesthetic approach becomes a ritual and an act of portrayal. It is an approach that is critical of Orientalism, and inseparable from reality and its humanism - contrary to the Orientalist representations that didn’t see the human, and were mostly concerned with their own projections and lust.

Memories in Oblivion. It is part of a series of portraits of widows who have suffered the violence of the war in Algeria. His period is an intrinsic part of my family’s history. These women in the portraits represent a collective memory: they are the last witnesses. However, when one evokes the war in Algeria, one never thinks about them, mainly because official history, nor popular imagination of the war includes them. However, these widows were very much part of that history, and that war: they have suffered, resisted, lost their husbands. »

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