ISABELLE  LE  MINH    WORKS


EPITROPE

AFTER ALFRED EHRHARDT


2019


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Pigment print on Baryte paper, Alu-Dibond and installation of books

Print size : 115 x 80 cm




This work stems from an invitation extended by the Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation to reinterpret the work of Alfred Ehrhardt.

Le Minh took an especial interest in Ehrhardt's photographs of crystals and minerals from 1938-39. The relationship between volume and light as well as the effects of transparency and diffraction with which Ehrhardt is playing masterfully in these photographs produce a remarkable synthesis of his musical education, his studies at the Bauhaus, and his readings in German Naturphilosophie.

Épitrope, is a re-visioning of Ehrhardt's photograph Épidote. It is a heap of books about minerals ans crystalography displayed and lighted in such a manner that from a specific point of view, one believes to see the original photograph from Alfred Ehrhardt depicting an Epitrope crystal.