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The Huis Marseille exhibition Imperial Courts, 1993–2015 displays for the first time the entirety of the work of photographer Dana Lixenberg made in the neighbourhood of Los Angeles from which it takes its name over the last twenty-two years. Through her photography, video, and audio works, Lixenberg offers us an intimate glimpse into the everyday life of this troubled area and its residents.

Imperial Courts is the core project of Lixenberg’s oeuvre and life. ‘After twenty-two years, I have reached a point where I just can’t imagine not being here, not having Imperial Courts in my life, not knowing the people I’ve met here over the years,’ she writes in the afterword to the accompanying book.

Huis Marseille exhibition
The exhibition Imperial Courts, 1993–2015 displays the impressive results of this life’s work. A selection of 50 portraits and landscapes, on baryta paper – some of them in monumental format – is on display. A triple-screen video installation immerses the viewer in the community for 70 minutes, and an audio installation reveals the reactions of Imperial Courts residents to Lixenberg’s work.

For more information visit the Huis Marseille website

 


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China (II), 1993

Dana Lixenberg

1993-2015

Gelatin Silver print mounted on aluminum, walnut frame, museum glass

Printed in two sizes

Coco, 1993

Dana Lixenberg

1993-2015

Gelatin Silver print mounted on aluminum, walnut frame, museum glass

Printed in three sizes

Big Shaan, 1993

Dana Lixenberg

1993-2015

Gelatin Silver print mounted on aluminum, walnut frame, museum glass

Printed in three sizes

Toussaint, 1993

Dana Lixenberg

1993-2015

Gelatin Silver print mounted on aluminum, walnut frame, museum glass

Printed in three sizes

Spider, 1993

Dana Lixenberg

1993-2015

Gelatin Silver print mounted on aluminum, walnut frame, museum glass

Printed in three sizes


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