Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh: Marine Hugonnier, Travel Posters

Marine Hugonnier, Pan Am USA

1st February – 28th March

Having studied philosophy and anthropology before becoming an artist, Marine Hugonnier explores image-making and our understanding of images.

Her Ingleby Gallery exhibition comprises a series of large-format images showing the acclaimed Pan Am advertising campaign, symbolic of late modernism, designed by Chermayeff and Geismar in 1971 and photographed by Magnum.

By looking at the posters’ appearance on the internet, and comparing resolutions and gradations of colour, she looks at what has been added or lost to each image, investigating how these images, although ostensibly all similar, can in effect all be different, both in changes to their quality and how we see them.

A second group of works, from Hugonnier’s Restoration Project, shows paintings subjected to a process of restoration by a qualified conservator, under the artist’s instruction, to further investigate how images can change over time, in an echo of the Travel Posters images.

33 Barony Street,
Edinburgh EH3 6NX

Image: Marine Hugonnier, Pan Am USA, two images from internet searches November 2019. Design: Chermayeff and Geismar © 1971, Photography: Magnum Photos

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