National Gallery of Canada presents Michel Campeau: Icons of Obsolescence

The National Gallery of Canada presents Michel Campeau: Icons of Obsolescence an exhibition on view through 05 Jan 2014.

Michel Campeau, Untitled 8277 (Niamey, Niger), 2005-10. Darkroom, 2005-10. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa© Michel Campeau/SODRAC (2013).

Michel Campeau, Untitled 8277 (Niamey, Niger), 2005-10. Darkroom, 2005-10. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa© Michel Campeau/SODRAC (2013).


In this exhibition, Campeau—poet, archeologist, and photo-documenter—presents the quickly disappearing world of analog photography through its obsolescent remains: darkrooms and their paraphernalia, film cameras, and photography manuals. The stunning photographs reveal spaces and objects transformed by personal need and circumstance, prompting reflection on the industry’s deep cultural significance, and the repercussions of its loss.

National Gallery of Canada 380 Sussex Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1N 9N4

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