Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
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Santa Isabel, 52
The photography of Marc Pataut (Paris, 1952) is structured around the formulation of research projects which address those political and human issues which often stand outside art institutions’ parameters. Through his photographs, the artist sets forth a link between different collective and individual practices, bringing to light the co-existence of different realities, shining a spotlight on the most disadvantaged groups as he explores the ways of opening up photographic expression and the category of the artist upon sharing the camera in some of his series.
The exhibition brings into focus the period stretching from 1981 to 2001, punctuating the 1990s, the time in which the artist documented the emergence of new social movements in France, those in close proximity to the labour demands which would result in a new concept of the political subject.