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31.7.12

Ahae's Stunning Photographs at The Louvre


The Natural


The Ahae experience continues. Following the opening of the Ahae De Ma Fenêtre at the Louvre Pavilion at the Jardin des Tuileries in June, a memorable concert was held on July 4th.





Hello World: Grey Heron (2010) / © Ahae Press
  

A review followed: Under clearing skies on a warm July 4th evening in Paris's Tuileries Garden, the famed Orchestra Lamoureux played a concert of French classics and new compositions while two enormous screens showed images by Ahae, the Korean-born photographer whose exhibition De ma fenêtre (From My Window) is currently on view in the Louvre's garden. Pieces by Debussy, Saint-Saens and Offenbach were played on a stage specially built for the concert. Ilan Eshkeri's De ma fenêtre was given its world premiere to generous applause.

Mother Nature: Spectacular entrance to Ahae's Show at Musée Du Louvre, 
Jardin Des Tuileries Bespoke Exhibition Pavilion in Paris

From My Window is an exceptional show of photographs taken from the vantage of just one window in Ahae's house. The landscape, photographed throughout the year, reveals the subtle changes of the seasons as well as a great sensibility to life in all its forms. Painstakingly photographed and printed, the show is already a popular success. Revealing a tranquil sensibility in the midst of the chaos of nature, it features some of the largest reproductions ever mounted.

Flock of Magpies (2009)

Azure-winged Magpies (2010)


Sold in the Ahae Pavilion bookstore is the new Assouline collector’s title, AHAE: Through My Window. Scenes pastoral and comic, dramatic and tragic, dynamic and serene, enchanting and breathtakingly beautiful are revealed through his lens. With introductions by the director of the Louvre, the former director of Prague's National Gallery, and the director of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow, and featuring poetic texts by the photographer, this beautiful hardcover volume of inspiring imagery is presented in a luxury slipcase (available August 14th, $200, through Assouline). The exhibits ends on Sunday, August 19th, 2012.

Captivated: Museum goers marvel at the wonders and simplicity of nature
Water Deer (2009)

Images courtesy © Ahae Press
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Contributing Story by Joan Parker

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