Bettina Rheims
Milla Jovovich, Étude Mars 2005 Paris by Bettina Rheims
Milla Jovovich, Étude Mars 2005 Paris
Milla Jovovich, Étude Mars 2005 Paris

Milla Jovovich, Étude Mars 2005 Paris

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Bettina Rheims

Milla Jovovich, Étude Mars 2005 Paris

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Milla Jovovich, Étude Mars 2005 Paris by Bettina Rheims
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Background Information about Bettina Rheims

Milla Jovovich is frequently recognised one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. Not only does this make the actress a sought-after star, but also makes her the perfect model for artist Bettina Rheims. Since the mid-80s, the French photographer has devoted herself to the ideal of female beauty. Through series such as “Chambre close”, “Pourquoi m'as-tu abandonnée?“ and “Just like a woman”, she rediscovers femininity. Whilst we expect flawless figures and idealised facial features, Rheims delivers a completely different kind of seduction.

Influenced by Lucien Freud and Egon Schiele, Rheims is drawn to the little, human flaws such as birth marks and dark bags under the eyes. Her works continually challenge our visual expectations – with such subtlety that we question our own perception. Rather than refined re-touching and carefully balanced lighting, Rheims relies on colour photography to emphasize her models’ skin. The photographer described her fascination with the surface of the skin in a recent interview: “It reveals so much, it holds everything together. I wish I could shoot through this cloak and reveal what lies beneath.”

Caroline Gibello est une narratrice fabuleuse : dans la série Humility, elle décrit les immenses étendues et l’exceptionnelle faune d’Afrique du Sud. En posant un regard net et percutant sur sa terre natale, Gibello crée des photographies échappant à toute classification hâtive qui se bornerait au genre animalier. Dans la vibrante lumière du soleil de midi, l’artiste se concentre sur ce paysage de steppes.

In addition to Jovovich, Rheims has also photographed Laetitia Casta and Dita Von Teese in haute couture outfits for her “Heroines” series. She deliberately treads a fine line between provocative, erotic pictures and deeply intimate portraits. Open, vulnerable, and yet strong, Jovovich’s gaze is intensely fascinating. Rheims has once again created a masterpiece, full of passion and character.

Bettina Rheims’ work has been exhibited across the world in renowned institutions such as the Essl Museum in Austria, the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt, and at the National Museum of Modern Art and the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris.

Hannah Hör
1952Born in Paris, France
Lives and works in Paris, France
1994Grand prix de la photographie, Paris
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Essl Collection, Vienna, Austria
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Olbricht Collection, Essen, Germany
German Historical Museum, Berlin, Germany
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France

Solo Exhibitions

2013Bettina Rheims – Gender Studies, Hamilton Gallery, London, UK
2012Bettina Rheims, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf, Germany
2011Made in Paradise, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
2010Bettina Rheims, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York City, USA
2008Bettina Rheims – Can you Find Happiness? C/O, Berlin, Germany
2007Bettina Rheims – Héroïnes, Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany
2006Bettina Rheims – Rétrospective, Musée d'Art Contemporain Lyon, France
Bettina Rheims – Retrospective, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2005Bettina Rheims – Eine Retrospektive, KunstHaus, Vienna, Austria
2000Bettina Rheims – I.N.R.I., Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
1988Bettina Rheims, Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
1981Bettina Rheims, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions

2014The Amazons of Photography from the Collection of Marion Trevisan, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Blütezeit, Art Foyer of the DZ Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
2013Camera Work Rocks, Camera Work, Berlin, Germany
The fashion of Helmut Newton and Bettina Rheims, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2011Eyes on Paris – Paris im Fotobuch 1890 bis heute, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
2008Traumfrauen, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
2006Eros in der Kunst der Moderne, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
2002Muster Frau, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany
1998Ficciones íntimas, Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
Bonkers! A Fortnight in London. Bettina Rheims, Göttingen, 2014.
Gender Studies. Bettina Rheims, Göttingen, 2014.
Rose, c’est Paris. Bettina Rheims, Serge Bramly, Cologne, 2011.
The Book of Olga. Bettina Rheims, Catherine Millet, Cologne, 2008.
Can You Find Happiness? Bettina Rheims, Philippe Dahen, Munich, 2008.
Héroines. Bettina Rheims, Catherine Millet, Munich, 2007.
Shanghai. Bettina Rheims, Serge Bramly, Paris, 2003.
Female Trouble. Gina Kehayoff (ed.), Bettina Rheims, Munich, 2001.
Kim. Kim Harlow, Bettina Rheims, Munich, 1994.
Chambre Close. Bettina Rheims, Serge Bramly, Munich, 1992.