Monday, 7 November 2011

Charlotte Dumas – Retrieved

Charlotte Dumas

21 October – 27 November 2011
Bongerd 18

22 October – 10 December 2011
Galerie Paul Andriesse
Westerstraat 187
1015 MA Amsterdam

After the attacks of 9/11 nearly 100 dogs were deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to join the rescue works at the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Charlotte Dumas tracked down 15 dogs which are still alive, visited and photographed them.
The book Retrieved which accompanyings the exhibitions is published by the Ice Plant publishers, Los Angeles. There's also a special autographed edition with a signed photograph in an edition of 2 x 50 copies

'... These animals were all at the same place at the same time, one decade ago, for the same reason: to work. That experience unites them, and was the incentive for me to pursue this subject and to photograph the dogs. They now share the vulnerability of old age while symbolizing a full decade now coming to a close.'
Charlotte Dumas, August 2011 (from visitor's information Schunck*)

Charlotte Dumas – Guinness, age 15, Highland, CA
Charlotte Dumas – Baily, age 14, Franklin, TN

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