02/11/2022 - 24/11/2022
Contemporary - Photography
Maryam Eisler - If Only These Walls Could Talk
Alon Zakaim Fine Art presents a solo exhibition ‘If Only These Walls Could Talk’ – a new body of work from London-based Iranian artist Maryam Eisler, shot at the fabled Hôtel Nord-Pinus in Arles (2-24 November 2022).
Photographed at the legendary hostelry amid the ghostly presence of Picasso, Cocteau, Callas, Chaplin, Hemingway, and Van Gogh, Eisler’s work explores the masculine and feminine tensions that the city has seen and lived over centuries.
During her stay at the hotel in 2021 between lockdowns, Eisler was drawn in particular to Suite 10 - the location of Helmut Newton’s iconic 1973 Vogue shoot with Charlotte Rampling. Not in replication or imitation, but rather to explore and to expand on the subject of ‘La Femme’ in the Now. Eisler continues in her new series to pursue definitions of the various facets of the ‘Sublime Feminine’ – a consistent exploration of the artist into sensuality and the female gaze.
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