27 May - 30 July 2011
Polka Galerie


William Klein, Daido Moriyama, Prune Nourry, Massimo Siragusa

William Klein

William+Kate, April 29, 2013

Produced by Polka gallery

The wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton has fascinated millions around the world. On assignment for Polka, William Klein photographed this event, one which the Royal Family had designed to be spectacular and popular. In the streets of London, the happy event became a pretext to party in an atmosphere reminiscent of carnivals as flags and hats bearing the couple's faces were everywhere.


Daido Moriyama

Mémoires de la lumière

"Photographs are imprints of light and memories, photographs are the history of memory. Such is the myth of light"

Mémoires de la lumière tells the journey of a wandering photographer who, after spending more than half a century on the road, has only been guided by memories and souvenirs. Born in Osaka in 1938, Daido Moriyama has lived through the Second World War, Japan’s defeat, the American occupation, and the beginning and end of the Japanese "economic miracle".

Daido Moriyama's grainy, blurred and saturated photographs have often been featured in world-renown museums. Widely recognized as one of the country's most important artists of the post-war era, his work has helped make Japanese photography one of the most creative communities in the history of art.


Prune Nourry

Holy Daughters

Polka gallery is the first to exhibit Holy Daughter, by Prune Nourry, an artistic project that combines sculpture, video, photography and performance. Hybrids between a cow and a woman, bronze sculptures titled Holy Daughters, raise the question of sex selection in India. In September 2010, the artist installed them in the streets of New Delhi. Through film and photography, Prune Nourry documented the reactions of passersby.


Massimo Siragusa

Paris Impériale

Produced by Polka gallery

Over several weeks, Massimo Siragusa played the tourist in Paris to create a series exclusively for Polka. All his photographs of the French capital’s most famous gardens, places and streets were taken from the top floor of a double-decker bus. This unique vantage point transformed the city into a model of itself with warped proportions.