Group Exhibition: 'The Youth Code'  at the Christophe Guye Gallery


curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer

8th of June – 24th of August 2013

Opening receiption in presence of Nathalie Herschdorfer, Friday 7th of June 2013, 6 – 8 p.m.

Christophe Guye Galerie is proud to announce its upcoming exhibition THE YOUTH CODE!, an exciting group show curated by Swiss Nathalie Herschdorfer, former curator of the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, featuring both emerging and established photography artists alike from all around the world. Circling the theme of youth – the idealisation thereof as well as the difficulties it bares – and the omnipresent images of youth and youth culture created by adults and adolescents alike, THE YOUTH CODE! investigates this prominent phenomenon while suggesting it as an independent contemporary photographic genre. Presenting an intriguing mix of real and imaginary images the exhibition doesn’t try to present a collective portrait of adolescence, but rather brings together the work of various internationally known photography artists dealing with a variety of related issues revolving around the three central themes of youths as a social group, adolescence as a particularly tormented stage, and the self-presentation emblematic of the digital image and Internet culture. Conceived as a travelling museum exhibition scheduled to begin its tour in 2014, THE YOUTH CODE! shown at the gallery will be an exclusive preview thereof, uniquely combining the works of:

Anoush ABRAR (Swiss/Iranian) Jun AHN (Korean) Mike BRODIE (American) Denis DARZACQ (French) Lucas FOGLIA (American) Martine FOUGERON (French/American) Bill HENSON (Australian) Ina JANG (Korean) Margo OVCHARENKO (Russian) Guillaume SIMONEAU (Canadian) Sascha WEIDNER (German)

Press Release and more information on Christophe Guye Gallery: web site.