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Exhibition - LaToya Ruby Frazier, Et des terrils un arbre s'élèvera

From 19/02/2017 to 21/05/2017 - CPI : 17/02/2017

The American photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier has become a big name in Braddock, a district of Pittsburgh, in the heart of the Rust Belt. The bottom was a reference to the lower part of the city, the poorest and closest to the Edgar Thomson Steel Works, established in 1872 by Andrew Carnegie. It was there that, at the age of sixteen, LaToya Ruby Frazier discovered the need to depict the impact of deindustrialisation on the African American community, by photographing her family through three generations of women (her grandmother, her mother and herself), as well as the countryside in this former steel-making heartland, which was then abandoned. The recent history of Braddock, with a sudden upsurge of unemployment, rise in poverty, demographic migration, outbreak of disease, hospital closures and drug use, is even depicted through bodies and countryside which LaToya Ruby Frazier juxtaposes in The Notion of Family. Epitomising the heritage of socio-documentary photography initiated by the FSA (Farm Security Administration), LaToya Ruby Frazier continues this work archiving the reality of the working classes, begun in the 1930s by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks and others, playing on the interior – which is what makes everything stand out – its history and her own. Her political commitment and her fight against social inequalities are depicted through her wonderful photographs. So with this conceptual aspect, her photography has more than just strictly documentary status. As she takes up her stand at MAC’s, this American artist has delved into the history of Borinage and the coal industry by meeting former miners and their families to actively experience for herself what they have been through, by means of photographs of life. If the The Notion of Family series is anything to go by, this new exhibition could be seen as a prehistoric interpretation of Braddock's decline in the 1990s. It is through this return trip between the two works which convey the respective histories of Borinage and Braddock that the universal nature of the work of LaToya Ruby Frazier really comes out. Winner of the MacArthur Grant prize in 2015, LaToya Ruby Frazier is now considered a top photographer of her generation. She has exhibited in the United States and France. Her work is seen in many museum and private collections, including the MoMA and Pinault collection.

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LaToya Ruby Frazier : Et des terrils un arbre s'élèvera - View of the show © MAC's © Photo: Ph. De Gobert


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LaToya Ruby Frazier : Et des terrils un arbre s'élèvera - View of the show © MAC's © Photo: Ph. De Gobert


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LaToya Ruby Frazier : Et des terrils un arbre s'élèvera - View of the show © MAC's © Photo: Ph. De Gobert


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LaToya Ruby Frazier : Et des terrils un arbre s'élèvera - View of the show © MAC's © Photo: Ph. De Gobert


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LaToya Ruby Frazier : Et des terrils un arbre s'élèvera - View of the show © MAC's © Photo: Ph. De Gobert


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LaToya Ruby Frazier : Et des terrils un arbre s'élèvera - View of the show © MAC's © Photo: Ph. De Gobert


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LaToya Ruby Frazier, Les Mains de Maria C. tenant la photographie de son père dans ses vêtements de mineur, Cuesmes, Borinage, 11 octobre 2016, de la série Et des terrils...


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LaToya Ruby Frazier, Les Mains de Maria C. tenant une photographie de famille avec sa mère, son frère et elle-même enfant, Cuesmes, Borinage, 11 octobre 2016, de la série...


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LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ali et son épouse Fecire, jardin d’Ali et Fecire, Hensies, Borinage, 13 décembre 2016, de la série Et des terrils un arbre s’élèvera, 2016-2017...


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LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ali portant son casque de mineur, charbonnage Louis Lambert, Hensies, Borinage, 13 décembre 2016, de la série Et des terrils un arbre s’élèvera,...


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LaToya Ruby Frazier, Maria C. et ses céramiques italiennes dans son salon, Cuesmes, Borinage, 11 octobre 2016, de la série Et des terrils un arbre s’élèvera, 2016-2017...


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LaToya Ruby Frazier, Un morceau de pyrite dans la main d’Ali, Hensies, Borinage, 13 décembre 2016, de la série Et des terrils un arbre s’élèvera, 2016-2017 ©...


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LaToya Ruby Frazier, Maria V. dans sa véranda, Hornu, Borinage, 7 octobre 2016, de la série Et des terrils un arbre s’élèvera, 2016-2017 © Collection MAC’s


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LaToya Ruby Frazier, Flénu, Borinage, 16 octobre 2016 © LaToya Ruby Frazier


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LaToya Ruby Frazier, Momme, de la série The Notion of Family, tirage gélatino-argentique contrecollé sur carton, 2008. Courtesy Galerie Michel Rein, Paris-Bruxelles.


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LaToya Ruby Frazier, Aunt Midgie and Grandma Ruby, de la série The Notion of Family, tirage gélatino-argentique contrecollé sur carton,2007.Courtesy Galerie Michel Rein,...


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LaToya Ruby Frazier, Grandma Ruby Smoking Pall Malls, de la série The Notion of Family, tirage gélatino-argentique contrecollé sur carton, 2002. Courtesy Galerie Michel...


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LaToya Ruby Frazier, Holding Flag on Pier 54 Across From Pier 57 New York City Department of Marine and Aviation, photographies noir & blanc, 30 x 45 cm, de la série...


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01.LaToya Ruby Frazier, Holding Two Flags Across Westside Highway Facing Pier 54,photographies noir & blanc, 30 x 45 cm, de la série Pier 54, A Human Right to...


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LaToya Ruby Frazier, Self Portrait (United State Steel),vidéo, 3'28", 2010.


Press Release

DP-La_Toya_Ruby_Frazier-FR-.pdf
Dossier de presse


Press Release

PD-La_Toya_Ruby_Frazier-NL-.pdf
Persdossier


Press Release

PR-La_Toya_Ruby_Frazier-ENG-.pdf
Press release


Press Release

MACs_Programmation2017_FR_01.pdf
Dossier de presse


Press Release

MACs_Programmation2017_NL_01.pdf
Perbericht