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Charles Fréger “WILDER MANN”


Dates: March 15 – April 13, 2014
Venue: MEM map
open hours:12:00-20:00 closed on Mondays
tel. +81-(0)3-6459-3205

MEM is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by Charles Fréger, starting March 15, 2014.
The exhibition will present portraits of the “Wild Man,” who appears in rituals throughout Europe. In costumes made of fur and plant material with bells and bones as decorations, the Wild Man image harbors a surprisingly diverse and peculiar beauty.

Charles Freger is a free-lance photographer born in 1975 in Bourges, France. He studied fine art at L’Ecole regional des beaux-arts de Rouen. Since his early days, he dedicated himself to portraits, photographing poetic and anthropological representation of social groups such as athletes, school children, military personnel, etc. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries throughout Europe and abroad, and also in international festivals such as Les Rencontres d’Arles. He has traveled in Japan, photographing young SUMO wrestlers as well as young trainees in SUMO stables. These were shown in his solo exhibition RIKISHI, held at Yokohama Museum of Art Gallery in 2005. He is also the founder of the artistic community Piece of Cake (www.pocproject.com)