Grenoble

Grenoble

Tell Me a Story: Narration in Contemporary Painting and Photography

MAGASIN - Centre National d'Art Contemporain
8 esplanade Andry Farcy Site Bouchayer-Viallet
February 22–May 10, 1998

Curators Yves Aupetitallot and Alessandra Galasso have assembled artists they see as turning to painting and photography as a way of fighting the “impasse of the still image.” Centered on the notion of image-making as pictorial writing, or what Aupetitallot calls a “visualized narration,” the focus in “Tell Me a Story” is on a generation of artists whose work has a novelistic or story-like quality, from Karen Kilimnik and Raymond Pettibon to Xavier Veilhan and Jeff Wall. This show of twenty artists highlights in particular the influence of cinematography and video on contemporary painting and photography. A catalogue is being published on the occasion of the show.