Contemporary Photography is passionate about fifty years for suburban areas. The work of André Merian is definitely in this movement. Catalogue of places, far from being grounds or pretexts, show tension between these natural spaces and their transformation into irremediable use spaces. Images impose neutral refusing the construction of meaning.

This book presents West, a series of André Mérian delivering a critical and equally sensitive planning in Britain. This work was carried out during an artist residency with the association GwinZegal Guingamp between 2008 and 2010 in the Côtes d’Armor.
André Mérian works "as an ethnologist in explorer amused flâneur in Baudelaire, marking the defeat of an idea of modernity. It was a question not for him to play a monumentalisation pattern, giving it an almost-virtual . Instead these images which seems to exceed the real based on both the absolute banality of land uses, but also the rejection of any idea of ​​nature "says art critic Damien Sausset.

Coproducer
Artothèque Vitré - Région Bretagne
Released
21/01/2013
Collection
Hors Collection
Format
250 x 200
Relié couverture cartonnée
32 photos colors
70 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-271-4
Press review
André Merian was born in Brittany, he lives and works in Marseille. His photographic work is regularly exhibited in France and abroad (personal and collective exhibitions), and are part of public and private collections. Various monographs devoted to it.
André Merian is represented by the
galerie Les Douches à Paris..
Damien Sausset is both historian, curator, journalist, art critic for ArtPress, Connaissance des Arts or The Eye. After an experience of MoMA curator at New York, he completed several commissions for exhibitions, including "Henri Foucault" at Palazzo Fortuni at the Venice Biennale (2005), "Some French photographers" in Beijing (2005) or "Evariste Richer "in Bourges. It is also the author of monographs on contemporary artists (Bernard Venet, Erik Bulatov, François Morellet, Claire Chevrier).