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Mel Yates
Curators: Miriam Radermacher & Jorge Cañete

From March 30as of May 13, 2023

Opening in the presence of the photographer: Thursday, June 1dfrom 6:30 p.m.

We keep repeating: "We live in a period of transition, we are at a turning point in history..."

But each century is a turning point in history, and the transition continues forever.

Lucien Arreat


The English photographer, invited in residence by La Galerie Philosophique of designer Jorge Cañete, immortalized this period of transition: the pharaonic renovation of the Château de Grandson with humor and elegance.

Mel Yates wanted to freeze in time, a period where the past and the future in the making collide. bring a touch of typically English mood: the statue of Otho supervising the building site, the portrait of a noble looking at a pile of administrative filing cabinets. Photographs that bear witness to a transitory state that will eventually fade away.

His TRANSITION exhibition will present in a large format more than 30 photographs. To enter the exhibition, you will literally have to enter an idyllic image of the castle, postcard type. Behind, large kakemonos with black and white photographs, a dark and disturbing aspect will remind us that a castle can also be haunted...

In the second part of the exhibition, the photos will be staged in a space that takes up the codes of a move. Cardboard boxes, ladders, and other elements will visually accompany the photographs of Mel Yates.

Mel Yates is a photographer and video director, based in London and working internationally.
Mel discovered his love for photography a long time ago while studying product design at Central St Martin's in London. For him, design and photography were naturally linked. What interests him is a photograph that tells a story, that bears witness to a precious moment that time will undoubtedly erase.

His work has been published in the most prestigious magazines and publications (AD, ELLE Decoration, New York Times, Vogue, Andrew Martin Interior Design Review) and his sponsors to name a few are British Airways, Cole & Son, Dior, The Four Seasons Hotels, Glenmorangie Whiskey, Harrods, Kelly Hoppen Interiors, Patek Philippe and many more.

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