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The Desert


41.80 €

For the exhibition The Desert presented in 2000, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain asked six artists to go off into the desert and produce a work that would reflect their vision of it. The works executed for the occasion reveal the contradictions of the desert: a space of unity and contrast where the static contrasts with the perpetual movement of the dunes shifting in the wind. Threatened with obliteration and disappearance, the urgency of capturing the trace of the desert finds an answer in photography and drawings.
This book offers a set of previously unpublished works by Raymond Depardon, William Eggleston, Titouan Lamazou, and Andrei Ujica.

Editor Publication Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
Languages French and English versions

Hardback under dust jacket, 28 × 28 cm, 236 pages, 140 color reproductions

Design Larry Kazal, Paris
ISBN 978-2-7427-2747-6
Release June 2000

Raymond Depardon

Filmmaker, photographer and international journalist, Raymond Depardon, born in 1942 in Villefranche-sur-Saône, holds a unique place in the field of the contemporary image. In 1967, he co-founded the Gamma Agency, and in 1978, he joined the Magnum Agency for whom he would carry out reports all over the world up until the beginning of the 1980s. While continuing to practice photography on a daily basis, he later turned his attention to documentary film, making use of the direct cinema genre, including the Profils paysans trilogy: L’Approche, Le Quotidien and La Vie moderne (2001-2008).


Lee Friedlander

Titouan Lamazou

Beat Streuli

Andrei Ujica

Mounira Khemir

Paul Virilio

was a French urbanist, cultural theorist and philosopher, focusing on the theory of the effects of speed and technology in society. He collaborated with the Fondation Cartier on various exhibitions including Native Land, Stop Eject (2008), Unknown Quantity (2002) and The Desert (2000).