PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THE CLAUDE AND FRANCE LEMAND DONATION.

From 15 September to 20 December 2020 - Museum. Institut du monde arabe.

  • Zaghlouleh, DAMASCUS 10

    Damascus 10, 2014. Printed by the artist on pure cotton paper, 110 x 110 cm. Signed, dated and numbered by the artist. Edition of 7. © Nassouh Zaghlouleh. Courtesy of Claude Lemand Gallery, Paris.

  • Dahmane, Circé, Chassériau.

    Circé, Théodore Chassériau, 2015. Original photomontage, printed on baryta paper, signed and numbered by the artist, 42 x 59,4 cm. Edition of 7 + 2 AP. © Dahmane. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • SABELLA, The Great March of Return.

    The Great March of Return, 2019. Inkjet print on diasec mounted on aluminium, 200 x 200 x 3,5 cm. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 6 + 2 AP. Donation Claude & France Lemand 2019. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Steve Sabella. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • 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.

  • Ridha ZILI, Au souk.

    Au souk, ca 1970. Original photo, printed on paper. Edition of 7 + 4 AP. Donation Claude & France Lemand 2018. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © The Estate of Ridha Zili. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • Randa Maddah, Light Horizon.

    VIDEO. Light Horizon, 2012. Original video, 7'22. Edition of 7 + 2 AP. Donation Claude & France Lemand 2019. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Randa Maddah. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris. Price 9.000 €

  • Bissane Al Charif + Mohamad Omran, Missing Sky (Bila Sama).

    FILM. Missing Sky (Bila Sama), 2014. Film in stop-motion, 2'27. Edition of 7 + 2 AP. Donation Claude & France Lemand 2020. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Bissane Al Charif + Mohamad Omran. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • SARGOLOGO, Au-delà de la Mer 1.

    Au-delà de la Mer 1, 2013. Original photo, printed on paper and accompanied by a text of the artist. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 7 + 2 AP. © François Sargologo. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THE CLAUDE AND FRANCE LEMAND DONATION.

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- Halida BOUGHRIET
- Bissane AL CHARIF
- DAHMANE
- Randa MADDAH
- Steve SABELLA
- François SARGOLOGO
- Nassouh ZAGHLOULEH
- Ridha ZILI
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Claude Lemand. The story of a young collection

Gallerist and collector, I was not sensitive to photography as a work of art, I tended to consider it as a particular kind of print, too fragile, ... although I was very attracted by the history of photography in the 19th century and through the research of certain big names of the 20th century and those of contemporary artists, who knew how to create a real world of their own, original, like real creative "artists".

Dahmane’s works, his portraits as well as his breathtaking photomontages, convinced me that I was in the presence of a real artist photographer. Adept of technical perfection and possessed, from his adolescence and his first steps in this art, by the rich and multiple image of young adult women, partially or totally naked, photographed outside or inside, proud women to be celebrated for the plastic beauty of their bodies.

Dahmane’s photographic work is the opposite of that of Claude Mollard, less technical-perfectionist and much more conceptual. During his travels across continents or France, his eye sees and captures faces in the constituent elements of nature and environments, beings revealed by his gaze. These "Origenes" that he photographs stimulate his reflection and produce a parallel discourse - philosophical, moral and humanist, - described as "imaginary anthropology" by Edgar Morin.

In accordance with my university training and my encyclopedic turn of mind for more than fifty years, I carried out an in-depth research for my personal culture, I constituted files and established lists of artists photographers and videographers originating from the Arab World and diasporas,… and I always remain curious and open to artists from other geographical, cultural and artistic horizons.

It is during these last five years that my interest in photography has developed, probably to complete our collection (very rich in paintings, drawings and works on paper, in sculptures, prints, artists’ books and ceramics, but poor in photographs), in anticipation of our donation of 1,500 works to the museum of the Institute of the Arab World, first in October 2018, then in October 2019. To the photographs of Ridha Zili, Nassouh Zaghlouleh and Steve Sabella of the 2018 donation, we added in 2019 and 2020 the photos of Dahmane, François Sargologo and Halida Boughriet.

Like thousands of amateurs, I knew the works of Bill Viola and other pioneers of Video Art, but it was very recently that I became really interested in this form of art. I was impressed by these "moving photos", like in the cinema!, and produced with so few means. The IMA museum had no video in its collections and, within six months, we allowed it to acquire the first five videos, works by Bissane Al-Charif, Randa Maddah and Steve Sabella.

Copyright © Galerie Claude Lemand 2012.

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