Launched with the Marrakech Biennale (covered) the new museum space of the Montresso* Art Foundation opened with a retrospective dedicated to French photographer Gerard Rancinan, retracing forty years of photographic work.
Intensely theatrical and heavily staged, the photographs feature a rich visual landscape with elaborate costumes and dramatic poses.
The world’s biggest photograph measuring 9 x 13 meters features ‘Le Radeau des Illusions’ outside the new museum space.
Conceived in collaboration with French author Caroline Gaudriault, the exhibition showcases a series of the largest to date photographs retracing major periods of the artist: Portraits ( showing artist friends within their creative space), The Trilogy of Moderns ( 2007 – 2013) and Human Destiny (2015).
Texts by Caroline Gaudriault have been calligraphed by Ouida Abdelghani and translated by Said Tliti.
View the full set of pics here
Rancinan and Caroline Baudriault
Montresso* Art Foundation