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Corinne Vionnet Jeju Museum of Art

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Corienne Vionnet has has been exhibited at Les Rencontres d'Arles; the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; the FotoMuseum in Anvers; Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona; the Musée d'Art du Valais, Switzerland; the Musée Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland; the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne; the Chelsea Art Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Her work has also frequently appeared in the press including the Beaux-Arts magazine, The Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, The British Journal of Photography, Les Lettres et Les Arts, Images Magazine, Yvi, as well as in publications including Photo Opportunities, a monograph published by Kehrer Verlag, Art and The Internet by Black Dog Publishing, MAO by Horizons Editions. Her work has also featured in the documentary by Arte 'Collection PHOTO/Les Appropriationnistes,' directed by Stan Neumann. Her works are included in a number of collections, including the Musée d'Art du Valais (CH), the Fotomuseo in Bogota (CO), the Centro de Fotografia in Tenerife (E). In January 2013, she was invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos and also to present her work at a conference called "Seeing is Believing".

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We travel, we see a monument, we take a picture. Framing sites of mass tourism in our viewfinders, we create photographic souvenirs that are integral to the touristic experience. Conduction keyword searches of famed monuments in photo sharing web sites, Swiss / French artist Corinne Vionnet culled thousands of tourists’ snapshots for her series ‘Photo Opportunities’. Weaving together numerous photographic perspectives and experiences, the artist builds her own impressionistic interpretations – ethereal structures which floate gently in a dream-like haze of blue sky. ME. Here Now explores collective memory and how our relationships to space define our perceptions of ourselves and our environment. By addressing the concept of collective memory, Corinne Vionnet's work explores our relationships to space and the way it defines the perceptions of ourselves and of our environment. The advent of smartphones has conditioned new reflexes and created a new, unsettling gestural vocabulary that evokes a near-mystical posture. A direct reference to the work of Abraham Moles on the philosophy of centrality, ME. Here Now captures the specific moment when tourists take, with their smartphones, near-identical pictures of what is, paradoxically and for them, a unique experience.

  • Corinne Vionnet
  • series ME. Here Now, 2016, Print, 300cmx300cm
  • series Photo Opportunities (Barcelona, Matterhorn, Pisa, Paris), 2007, Print, 200x260cm