Règle du jeu
Elina Brotherus, 2017
Texts by: Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska
Publisher: PMU, Centre Pompidou, Filigranes Éditions
Graphic design: whitepapierstudio
Dimensions: 25 x 19 x 2.5 cm
Language: English, French
Since 2010, PMU is supporting the work of an emerging photographer. This support is happening through three ways: a donation of 20 000 €, an exhibition within the photography gallery of the Pompidou Center and a publication of a book with the publishing house Filigranes. This year, the PMU accompanied the Finish artist, Elina Brotherus, with The Rules of the Game, a new chapter of her artistic career. “I had the feeling of being worn out of inspiration. Then I happened to find the perfect space, to adjust the camera on the tripod and ask myself : what am I going to do in front of the camera as i have already done all the poses ?” she tells us. Until then she had only practiced autoportraits, for this series she collaborated with her friend and danser, Vera Nevanlinna. History of art has always been an inspirational source for Elina. For The Rules of the Game, her inspiration derived from event scores (partitions, art works scenarios) developed by the Fluxus artists in the 1960’s. Together, the two artists explore the universe of games through a method that values humour and mockery.