22/04/2023 - 03/06/2023

17, rue des Filles-du-Calvaire 
75003 Paris   

The gallery is pleased to announce AAM AASTHA, a solo exhibition by Charles Fréger. Since the early 2000s, with his series of "photographic portraits and uniforms", Charles Fréger has been exploring, through clothing and costume, our ways of being in the world.

Over the last decade, he has devoted four series to masquerades: Wilder Mann, dedicated to the European continent (2010-), Yokainoshima (2013-2015), located on the Japanese archipelago, Cimarron (2014-2018) anchored in the territories of the Americas and finally AAM AASTHA (2019-2022), realized in India. This last project, recently exhibited at the Château des Ducs de Bretagne - Musée d'histoire de Nantes, reveals, in a vertiginous repertory of forms, colors and materials, the masked game of the representations of Indian deities, incarnating themselves on the occasion of sacred performances. The exhibition at the gallery Les filles du calvaire presents, simultaneously with the release of the book (Actes Sud), a selection of these divine incarnations.