American photographer, Rona Bittner invitations us on a journey to the guts of American music historical past via his collection “The Hear Undertaking”.
Like Charles Marvell, who documented the streets of Paris on the verge of extinction in 1864, Rona Bittner fixated on movie and cataloged essentially the most iconic areas in music historical past in the USA, this earlier than they too disappear.
Within the 13 years from 2006 to 2018, throughout 89 cities and 26 states, the artist has immortalized 395 completely different areas that bear witness to previous historical past and well-known or lesser-known iconic moments of Twentieth-century American music. seems to be at
These are empty areas, devoid of any residing soul that the artist reveals us.
Theaters, bars, stadiums, golf equipment, empty areas or personal interiors, intact, reconstructed or destroyed, these areas found by the artist bear witness to a historical past. In distinction to the story with which they’re linked, with out the music, the imaginative and prescient of what may need occurred comes earlier than us, nevertheless, and we will simply, because of our creativeness, reconstruct the scene. , can really feel the music and dream of being there. The artist attracts us into the projection work in these areas the place the music vibrates and the group goes wild.
Like this image “17 Nussbaum Highway, Raymond, Washington – November 17, 2015”, wherein the artist reveals us a clear lounge with questionable and contradictory decor wherein, at first look, it’s tough to introduce oneself. . But whereas we all know that it’s right here, at 17 Nussbaum Highway, that the group Nirvana held its first live performance, earlier than its members determined to present themselves an official identify, the movie abruptly turns into our Seems in entrance.
Via her collection “The Hear Undertaking”, Rona Bittner reveals us intimate photographs, witnesses to a narrative identified to all and affords us a dive into the previous. It invitations us to “pay attention.”
From November 10 to December 23, 2022, Galerie Italiane invitations you to go to the “Hear” exhibition and uncover or rediscover essentially the most lovely tales of American music via a collection of 17 images from the collection “The Hear Undertaking”.
Rona Bittner (b. 1960), lives and works between New York and Paris.
His images are within the everlasting collections of the Artwork Institute of Chicago, American Society of Composers, Writers and Publishers, John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Artwork, Artwork Museum at California State College, Valin Museum of Artwork at Hamilton Faculty. , and the Whitney Museum of American Artwork.
In France, his works have entered the collections of the Nationwide Heart for Arts, the Nationwide Fund for Up to date Artwork, the Regional Fund for Up to date Regional Artwork in Brittany, the European Home of Pictures and the Pinault Assortment.
RONA BITNER: Hear
November 11 – December 23, 2022
15 rue du Louvre – 75001 Paris