Philippe Fragnière “Balancing Act”

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poster for Philippe Fragnière “Balancing Act”
[Image: Philippe Fragnière, from the "Greppon" series, Untitled, 2019]

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Sai is pleased to present Balancing Act, an exhibition by Swiss photographer Philippe Fragnière. The exhibition will premiere two photographic series by Fragnière: Greppon and Punctum.

The first, titled ‘Greppon,’ presents a selection of 30 images from his project of the same name. The photographs were taken in Wallis, near the Veysonnaz region of Swtizerland over the past five years. The series stems from the desire to explore the mythology tied to the natural and alpine environments, kept alive in the mountain villages by the older generation, whilst also capturing the desire to escape the oppressive sense of stagnation that forms in these remote areas. The series oscillates between fiction and documentary; echoing the way in which myths are formed through the distortion of reality that transforms objects into symbols.

The ‘Punctum’ series began in the Fragnière’s studio during the first London lockdown, where the studio became a refuge and creative outlet that allowed for exploration, intuition and play during a period of great uncertainty. Fragnière likens the act of creating these images to a game; like playing with building blocks and constructing stories and narratives by placing the objects in various compositions. The idea of ‘playing’ and finding enjoyment in simple pleasures was both a response to and made possible because of the pandemic. This series will be sold as posters in an edition of 20 and an accompanying zine (edition of 500) will also be available for purchase.

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from July 30, 2021 to August 22, 2021
Exhibition Hours 11:00-20:00

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