Duane Michals – I Build a Pyramid
Since the 1960s, Duane Michals has been assembling several photographs into chronological sequences. Often including text elements, his imaginative and sometimes fantastically staged image productions address time and cosmos, dream, spirituality, and death.
Gérard Garouste – La barque de Phlégyas et ses gardiens
In Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy Phlegyas is the ferryman who transports the deceased into the Hades in his bark, across the Styx, the river of the dead. Although this character is only briefly mentioned (VIII / 17-21), the crossing of the river is repeatedly addressed in the visual arts.
Hélène Delprat – Chambre funéraire dans la demeure de la Bort-à-Tchino
In a dark chamber, on a jade-colored papyrus boat, a figure is laid out, a hybrid creature with a human body and an animal’s head. Two wolf-headed figures, equipped with arrows and arches, are placed at the entrance.