Galerie Chenel gives carte blanche to the French photographer François Halard for a brand-new exhibition: Le Temps des Ruines. The exhibition will mix ancient sculptures and photographs. It will present two series of artistic Polaroïds: one of the Roman temple of Baalbek in Lebanon and the other of the Villa Cupola, an futuristic architecture on Budelli island, near Sardinia, by the director Michelangelo Antonioni for the actress Monica Vitti.
Both Roman and modern ruins will be exhibited together surrounded by sculptures and antique fragments, a poetic testimony of the passing of time. The exhibition will present unique Polaroïds and prints.
François Halard has been showcasing his work through prestigious publications: Visite Privée (Actes Sud), Francois Halard (Rizzoli), Casa Ghirri (Kehrer), The house that Jack built (Steidl), Saul Leiter (Libraryman), Polaroids Italiens (Idea – Oscar Humphries), El planeta de los toros (Tobias Mueller Modern Art Zurich) and through exhibitions in galleries and museums around the globe.
François Halard lives and works in Arles and New-York City.
Established in Paris in 1999, Gallery Chenel is a family business that is driven by a passion for sculpture. It specializes in archaeological objects, with particular emphasis on Roman arts.