At the mad shepherdess

Tooby, M (2013) At the mad shepherdess. In: Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography., Chapter, Cardiff, 12 - 19 May 2013.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Tooby, M
Abstract: This project plays with our ideas of art history and museums, as well as how we relate to each other, as strangers, friends and neighbours. The Art in the Bar programme at Chapter - and the Diffusion Photography Festival taking place across Cardiff during May (see pp4-7) - prompted Mike Tooby to think again about Édouard Manet’s famous painting Un Bar aux Folies-Bergère (1882). The picture shows the reflection of a mysterious man meeting - or not - the gaze of a woman serving drinks. This encounter - and Manet’s interest in photography and modern life - also inspired Jeff Wall’s iconic photographic work Picture for Women (1979), at the time, an ambitious attempt to relate the artistic and spectatorial demands of the late 1970s to modernist pictorial art. Audiences are invited to ask the question: “What do I ever know about a worker behind a bar?“ and can participate by buying a drink at the opening; or by reconstructing the scene represented through the camera lens.
Date: May 2013
Event Location: Chapter, Cardiff
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 09:02
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:35
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