The Desert

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Publication Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

French and English versions

Hardback under dust jacket, 28 × 28 cm, 236 pages, 140 color reproductions

Interview of Raymond Depardon by Hervé Chandès and Hélène Kelmachter
Texts by Mounira Khemir, Lee Friedlander, Paul Virilio, Beat Streuli, Titouan Lamazou, and Andrei Ujica
Conversation between Sir Wilfred Thesiger and François Quintin

ISBN: 978-2-7427-2747-6

Publication: June 2000

About the publication

For the exhibition The Desert presented in 2000, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain asked six artists to go off into the desert and produce a work that would reflect their vision of it. The works executed for the occasion reveal the contradictions of the desert: a space of unity and contrast where the static contrasts with the perpetual movement of the dunes shifting in the wind. Threatened with obliteration and disappearance, the urgency of capturing the trace of the desert finds an answer in photography and drawings.
This book offers a set of previously unpublished works by Raymond Depardon, William Eggleston, Titouan Lamazou, and Andrei Ujica.