Exhibition at Solo Galerie, Paris. 2017
«Transforming the owing, the passing into a portable square... We laid upon duration an eye that made it durable.» Paul Claudel – L’Œil écoute.
This exhibition presents a selection of four personal works developed over 30 years of research.
Thanks to the extraordinary bridge by Sergio Musmeci, to the details of the scintillating light of Sigurd Lewerentz’s church, as well as the construction of the Jewish Museum by Daniel Libeskind and the slender and dancing footbridge by Sverre Fehn, Hélène Binet explores di erent ways in which photography and architecture take possession of the idea of transition.
Whereas architecture takes you from space to space, from terrestrial to spiritual, from abstraction to the tangible, photography sets itself between two fractions of time. Abstraction, black and white, details of photography draw a place, a moment in the day or a matter. Seized by these images, we are transported to an elsewhere that was ignored until then, an imaginary space that is our own.
«Hélène Binet has emerged as one of the leading architectural photographers in the world. Every time Hélène Binet takes a photograph, she exposes architecture’s achievements, strength, pathos and fragility.» Daniel Libeskind.