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By creasing photographs from the golden age of porn magazine, Patrick Weidmann dismantles their deep-rooted conservative values and reconstructs an underlying aesthetics, an underside of desire.
Magazine de Charme had its heyday during the seventies before sinking into obsolescence. Its eroticism suffered a similar fate. Nearly off the wall nowadays, this object bears undeniable physical and semantic qualities at its heart: triumphant consumerism, promiscuous but conformist iconography, straight confident ideology with rigid principles and no sexual deviance. Photographer Patrick Weidmann engages in a systematic deconstruction of the object and its content by distorting and creasing its surface. Paradoxically he primarily seeks to restore its discreet beauty and fake timelessness – the underside of desire. The "Magazine de Charme" series was presented for the first time in 2006 at the group exhibition "PHOTO-TRAFFIC." Centre de la photographie at Geneva (CPG) devoted a solo exhibition to Patrick Weidmann in 2012, following the publication of his first monograph at JRP|Ringier (Zurich), in which was an essay by Joerg Bader, director of the CPG.

Artist Monograph

Patrick Weidmann

Magazine de Charme

Release Place Geneva, Switzerland
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2014
ISBN-13: 9782970101413
Topics Erotic
Methods Photography
Language French
Format Paperback
Pages 32

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