During the photography festival Recontres d’Arles that is taking place from July 4th though until the 25th of September, Andres Serrano’s new work ‘Torture’ will be premiered at Collection Lambert.
The ‘Torture’ series was initiated and produced by a/political, a London-based not-for-profit organization that collaborates with sociopolitical artists. Serrano’s photographs were taken at the Foundry, an experimental art space run by a/political in the French town of Maubourguet.
Under the guidance of military personnel and perpetrators of torture, Serrano photographed the voluntary models in degrading positions, using devices that were produced on-site by the local residents.
Throughout his confrontational and challenging work, Serrano unpicks the hypocrisies and highlights similarities within religious, political and social constructs.
The artist received international attention for the scandal around his work ‘Piss Christ’ in 1987 and one of his more recent solo exhibitions include 'Redemption' at the Museum of Photography (Fotografiska Museet) in Stockholm, Sweden (2015)
A selection of prints from Francisco Goya’s The Disasters of War (1810-1820) will accompany the exhibition,
on loan from Stadtmuseum, Oldenburg.
Torture, Andres Serrano Collection Lambert, Avignon
4th July – 25th September, 2016