Laboratories / Observatories New

Laboratories / Observatories

This large-format monograph presents the work of French photographer Marina Gadonneix on the occasion of her solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The visual corpus, composed of her most important series, is accompanied by critical texts by Florian Ebner and Marcelline Delbecq, as well as an interview with the artist. At the beginning and end of the book, an iconographic atlas displays a set of scientific and artistic images that inspire the artist’s practice and shows the research carried out before each project.

Marina Gadonneix questions the various representations of reality and inscribes her work between fiction and reality, materiality and immateriality, simulation and illusion. She strives to empty, deconstruct and reframe in order to reveal the artificiality of the modern world. Based on long research, her photographic practice questions the making of the image, whether it comes from the world of entertainment or science, and its staging through a social and documentary objective that tends towards abstraction. With her camera, she takes us into the reverse side of the image. The concept of the laboratory thus guides all her work in a style that is more and more refined and stripped down, playing on the potential of the image to amaze.


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Two versions: English and French

Softcover, 24,5 x 31 cm
104 pages, 217 colour and B&W photographs



Florian Ebner, chief curator of photography at the Centre Pompidou

Marcelline Delbecq, author and art critic

Interview with Marina Gadonneix conducted by Florian Ebner and Matthias Pfaller, curators of the exhibition


Copublished with the Centre Pompidou, Paris


This book has received the precious support of Christophe Gaillard Gallery, Paris

And of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York



Lynne Cohen/Marina Gadonneix


Centre Pompidou, Paris

From April 12 to August 28, 2023


Marina Gadonneix. Phénomènes

FIAF Gallery, New York

From April 20 to May 23, 2023

ISBN : 978-2-36511-363-2

42,00 €

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