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Exhibition Detail
Guy Bourdin: A Legacy
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH
United Kingdom


February 6th, 2013 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Self-Portrait, Guy BourdinGuy Bourdin, Self-Portrait
© The Guy Bourdin Estate
> QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.ica.org.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
westminster
EMAIL:  
Naomi.crowther@ica.org.uk
PHONE:  
+44 (0)20 7930 0493
OPEN HOURS:  
The ICA is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am – 11pm. We are closed Mondays. Exhibitions The galleries are open during exhibitions 11am – 6pm, except Thursday, 11am – 9pm.
TAGS:  
panel discussion, photography
COST:  
Cinema 1: £12 / £10 Concessions / £8 ICA Members
> DESCRIPTION

As part of our season on photography, we host a panel discussion about the prolific and provocative fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, whose extensive editorial shoots for French Vogue and Charles Jourdan, among many others, broke conventions of fashion photography. As an image maker the product became secondary to the content and visual composition of his photographs. Controlled composition, hyper real colours, interplays of light and shadow, sensual and surrealist mise-en-scenes showed his artistic contribution to the world of fashion photography. Acclaimed for his cutting edge and daring narratives, the power of his images are still timeless and modern.

The event includes screening rare footage of Guy Bourdin’s cine films that capture his creative process and the fashion culture he witnessed.

Discussing his father’s work alongside Philippe Garner and Judith Clark, will be Samuel Bourdin, the only son of Guy Bourdin and co-author of the publication on his father, Exhibit A: Guy Bourdin.

Philippe Garner is a Director of Christie’s and International Head of Photographs and has written extensively about 20th century photography including contributing to the legacy of Guy Bourdin.

Celebrated curator and international lecturer Judith Clark has headed major exhibitions from Anna Piaggi’s Fashion-ology at the V&A, to last year’s striking Chloé Attitudes, where sixty years of the revered fashion house’s creations were displayed along with a treasure trove of photography including the works of Guy Bourdin.


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