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Soul of the City by Martine Barrat, at Galerie Rouge


24 May 2024 - 07 Sep 2024

Galerie Rouge is delighted to invite you to a solo exhibition by photographer and video artist Martine Barrat. “Soul of the city” takes as its theme one of the main subjects of her work: New York and its inhabitants. Arriving in the city in 1968, Martine Barrat soon began filming and photographing people she came across in the Bronx, Harlem and East Village. Her vision, far from being purely documentary, is driven by a total commitment to the people she photographs, whose daily lives she often shares – the participatory and collective aspect being a fundamental dimension of her work. Each scene, person or gesture recorded on film is a celebration of life and human relationships.

Under Martine Barrat’s gaze, the street, its rules and lifestyles, becomes a world in its own right, joyful and serious at the same time, made up of struggles and joys, that we want to explore. A resident of the legendary Chelsea Hotel to this day, an artist with many lives, Martine Barrat has always claimed great independence in both her life and her work. The exhibition is structured around different series and points of view on New York.

For more information on this exhibition, click here.

The event is ongoing.


Galerie Rouge
La Galerie Rouge, 3 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 75004 Paris, France