Les Douches la Galerie presents its first solo exhibition dedicated to the work of Leon Levinstein. Composed of some thirty photographs taken over nearly thirty years, from the 1950s to the 1980s, the exhibition is a walk through the city, close to the bodies that unfold there.
“Levinstein was also convinced that emotions and states of mind are reflected in bodily postures. Which is why he placed great importance on choreographing bodies and postures. His photography is marked by radical framing techniques that cut through flesh, isolating certain gestures, sometimes even cutting off heads. There is no space here for old photographic realism, for Fine Art. Powerfully unprecedented and modern, his images, which reflect a revolutionary formal and expressive freedom, create an aesthetic divide. The formal influence of the avant-garde European cubists and constructivists is evident. Abstraction is waiting in the wings.”
Magali Jauffret, Art Critic
For more information: Leon Levinstein, Choreography of the bodies