Australia Now 2021: Phoenix, Rise from the Ashes, the Vee Speers exhibition at the Galerie XII

Published by Laurent P. · Updated on 17 June 2021 at 10h04 · Published on 14 June 2021 at 16h10
As part of Australia Now 2021 – celebrating Australian culture in Paris – Galerie XII invites art fans to discover their latest exhibition, Phoenix, Rise from the Ashes, running from May 28 to July 17, 2021 and displaying photographs by Vee Speers.

This is an exhibition that does not need to rise from the ashes… As part of Australia Now 2021 – event celebrating Australian culture in France – from May 28 to July 17, 2021, Galerie XII dedicates an exhibition to photographer Vee Speers called “Phoenix, Rise from the Ashes”.

This never-before-seen exhibition is inspired by the legendary bird that when they die, they catch fire and rise from the ashes. Rise from the Ashes shows portraits of warrior women, powerful and contemplative, all looking towards the future while thinking about “ghosts from the past”. A decorum for these shots that is not meaningless since the plant-filled backgrounds echo to Vee Speers’ youth in Queensland and refers to “the lush, dense vegetation, mangrove swamps and smoky cane fields of Northern Australia”.

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Besides these photographs, other pictures are also displayed, coming from the “The Birthday Party”, “Bulletproof” and “Dystopia” series. Works enabling to better grasp the renown photographer’s long career, exploring since he was fifteen the “human nature through enigmatic portraits”. This is also the occasion to discover an artist and a bit of the Australian culture through these striking shots. Let us go, friends, shall we?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 28 May 2021 to 17 July 2021

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    Location

    14 Rue des Jardins Saint-Paul
    75004 Paris 4

    Prices
    Free

    Official website
    www.galeriexii.com

    Booking
    01 42 78 24 21

    More informations
    Ouvert du mardi au vendredi de 14 h à 19 h, le samedi de 12h à 19h. Sur rendez-vous uniquement.

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