Reine Paradis (b. 1989) grew up in rural southern France, where the beauty of nature inspired a vibrant imagination. After moving to Los Angeles in 2012, the photographer was struck by the change of landscape – her sudden integration into a sprawling metropolis rich with futuristic ideals, movement and possibility. This shift became an influence for the artist’s first series, Jungle. Designed to reflect the notion of discovery, each vignette provides a bright, digitalised arena for uncanny figures, each of them is an active participant in a number of settings: mountain glaciers, abandoned swimming pools and tennis courts. A stunning example of auto-portraiture and vivid post-production, the compositions are filled with sensory stimulation – calling upon stark whites and primary blues to emulate the over-compression of information circulated within the 21st century Anthropocene. Jungle is on display at Catherine et André Hug, Paris, 8 June – 15 July.
Le Mois de la Photo, Montréal
Le Mois de la Photo launches its 14th edition with a special programme curated by curator Joan Fontcuberta. Focusing on the theme of The Post-Photographic Condition, the Biennial welcomes 100 projects by 29 artists from 11 countries.
Mike Brodie: A Period of Juvenile Prosperity, California, New York
For the first time in six years, Mike Brodie exhibits a show of new colour images at M+B, Los Angeles. Running from 16 March, A Period of Juvenile Prosperity is a presentation of 30 images.