• MARINE HUGONNIER

    TRAVEL POSTERS + ART FOR MODERN ARCHITECTURE 

    1 - 31 JULY 2021

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    TRAVEL POSTERS

    Travel Posters is Marine Hugonnier's latest body of work, a series of large format images that explore the acclaimed Pan Am advertising campaign designed by Yvan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar in 1971 and photographed by Magnum's photographers. These posters, which feature evocative, unspectacular and anti-corporate images of far-flung places, are emblematic of the most progressive design of the 1970’s and are now a symbol of late modernism. Hugonnier followed the travels of these jet-age posters within the digital realm and investgated how their journeys on the internet have affected them. By making comparisons between the multiple versions found on the internet of the original off-set posters at the Modern Museum of Art, New York, Hugonnier brings to light the subtle transformations caused by the loss or addition of substance, shift in hue, change in resolution, etc. Hugonnier's work demonstrates how these digital images existing on the web as data, although ostensibly similar, continue to evolve and revolve during their endless travels.

     

     

  • "[...] I looked at them for what they are: travel posters, and investigated this literally to see how they have been travelling. I looked at how the internet have affected them. In effect I am looking at the migration of these objects that are now data, at their travels from modernism to post-modernism. To chart their travel, I searched for patterns within each image, something like a crease, a fold, a stain, and soon I was able to trace that a specific image had been uploaded in London, and then uploaded again in Chicago, and so on. [...] So the result once they are lined up is a shimmering intensity of the same and that is possibly the beauty of it."

    - Marine Hugonnier in conversation with Tom Geismar

  • In conversation: Marine Hugonnier + Mark Rappolt

    2020
  • ART FOR MODERN ARCHITECTURE

    ART FOR MODERN ARCHITECTURE

    Art for Modern Architecture is a series of collages on vintage newspapers featuring silkscreened coloured blocks covering all images of the front page. The colours are the ones from the Standard Kodak Colour Chart. This principle of "coverage" investigates the reality of the spectator's memory, whether it is a cultural ground, a collective consciousness or an imaginary landscape. The series features 20th Century historic events from around the globe spanning from the end of the Second World War up to today. It often crosses the narratives of same historical events seen from different cultural point of views in order to reveal the geopolitics in place and the different interpretations of a same reality. This project constitutes a cross narrative study for cinematic projects and film scripts.

  • MARINE HUGONNIER ART FOR MODERN ARCHITECTURE: The Guardian - Watts Riots - August 16 1965, 2009 Paper clips onto vintage...
    MARINE HUGONNIER
    ART FOR MODERN ARCHITECTURE: The Guardian - Watts Riots - August 16 1965, 2009
    Paper clips onto vintage newspapers front pages
    63.5 x 43.2 cm, 25 x 17 1/8 in
    73.3 x 51.8 x 3.6 cm, 28 7/8 x 20 3/8 x 1 3/8 in (framed)
    (HUGON0004)
  • MARINE HUGONNIER ART FOR MODERN ARCHITECTURE: The Guardian - John Lennon - December 10 1980, 2009 Paper clips onto vintage...
    MARINE HUGONNIER
    ART FOR MODERN ARCHITECTURE: The Guardian - John Lennon - December 10 1980, 2009
    Paper clips onto vintage newspapers front pages
    59.3 x 39.3 cm, 23 3/8 x 15 1/2 in
    69 x 48.7 x 3.7 cm, 27 1/8 x 19 1/8 x 1 1/2 in (framed)
    (HUGON0001)
  • MARINE HUGONNIER ART FOR MODERN ARCHITECTURE: The Guardian – The end of Modernism – July 26 2000, 2009 Paper clips...
    MARINE HUGONNIER
    ART FOR MODERN ARCHITECTURE: The Guardian – The end of Modernism – July 26 2000, 2009
    Paper clips onto vintage newspapers front pages
    59 x 38.5 cm, 23 1/4 x 15 1/8 in
    69.5 x 49 x 3.7 cm, 27 3/8 x 19 1/4 x 1 1/2 in (framed)
    (HUGON0006)
     
  • MARINE HUGONNIER ART FOR MODERN ARCHITECTURE: The Guardian - Riots in Paris May 68 May 7, 9, 13, 14, 17,...
    MARINE HUGONNIER
    ART FOR MODERN ARCHITECTURE: The Guardian - Riots in Paris May 68 May 7, 9, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 31, 1968 , 2009
    Paper clips onto vintage newspapers front pages
  • "As for the ART FOR MODERN ARCHITECTURE series, the idea of a newspaper is that it shows actuality. To intervene into this actuality disturbs the wave of time. You’re adding a layer that makes it step out from the continuum of time."

     

    -From the interview with Izabella Scott for the White Review