Exhibitions

Biennale Socle du Monde

Biennale Socle du Monde

21 April 2017 – 27 August 2017

Carl-Henning Pedersen og Else Alfelts Museum

Birk Centerpark 8 – 7400 Henning
Denmark

Wilder Mann is now exhibited at the Carl-Henning Pedersen og Else Alfelts Museum in the Chapter “The eye in the Mask”.

The exhibition The Eye in the Mask juxtaposes a range of ethnographic masks with works of art by the two Danish CoBrA artists Carl-Henning Pedersen and Asger Jorn, African CoBrA artist Ernest Mancoba and several international contemporary artists: Romuald Hazoumé (Benin), Shen Yuan (China), Charles Fréger (France) and Antony Gormley (Great Britain). The Eye in the Mask spans 2000 m2, taking up the entire museum and spilling out into its environs.

The main focus of the exhibition falls on masks and identity. This encompasses physical masks, as shown by means of ethnographic objects used for rituals and dances, making the function of masks very tangible: putting a mask on allows you to become someone else. But it also concerns the use of various mask motifs in art – many artists of the past and present have been inspired by the identity-changing potential of the mask: covering your face allows you to escape the human condition, replace your physical vessel with another, clothing yourself in the guise of a divine or animal being. The mask confers strength, power and abilities far beyond those of ordinary mortals. Hence, the mask is a tool that lets you change your identity.

Yokainoshima

Yokainoshima

09 March 2017 – 27 May 2017

Le parvis

Parvis - Espace Culturel Avenue Louis Sallenave C.C. Leclerc Tempo – Pau
France

En 2013, son tour d’Europe des mascarades hivernales (Wilder Mann) tout juste achevé, Charles Fréger entreprend une campagne photographique explorant les figures masquées rituelles du Japon.

S’il connaissait déjà le pays pour avoir notamment photographié ses lutteurs de sumo (Rikishi, 2002-2003), il ignorait tout de son monde rural. C’est là le sujet de Yokainoshima : par l’inventaire de ces figures masquées, peindre le visage des campagnes japonaises, des traditions qui rythment la vie des habitants et de la terre qu’ils foulent et travaillent.
Au cours de ses cinq voyages, le photographe parcourt de nombreuses régions, tant dans les terres que dans les îles, et fait l’expérience du relief si particulier du Japon, de son étendue et des phénomènes naturels qui le secouent à échéance régulière. Cette exploration extensive de l’archipel lui permet d’appréhender de manière sensible la raison de cette relation empathique des Japonais à leur environnement et leur extrême conscience de la vitalité de la nature.
Yokai, oni, tengu et kappa, que l’on pourrait définir comme spectres, monstres, ogres et farfadets, sont autant d’incarnations de ces figures rituelles imaginées par l’homme et incarnées lors de festivals et cérémonies pour tenter d’apprivoiser les éléments et de donner sens aux évènements naturels.
Cette série photographique présente au regard et à la connaissance une variété de formes existantes sur le territoire japonais, remplissant là sans conteste un objectif documentaire. Pourtant, Charles Fréger ne recherche pas plus le réalisme des situations qu’il ne vise à l’exhaustivité. Le portrait réalisé de son sujet est évidemment partiel et partial. Hérons, cerfs, ogres, démons et autres figures d’un bestiaire nippon sont présentes hors des festivités, évoluant dans les rizières, les champs ou les flots.

WILDER MANN at ARCADE

11 March 2017 - 30 April 2017

ARCADE

4 rue des Grangeots 21350 Sainte-Colombe-en-Auxois
France

La Suite basque/ Gernika

04 March 2017 - 22 May 2017

musée unterlinden

1 Rue des Unterlinden 68000 Colmar
France

L’exposition Charles Fréger Gernika / La Suite Basque sera présentée dans l’espace de la Piscine du 4 mars au 22 mai.
« Gernika est une ville, la capitale symbolique des Basques. Guernica est un tableau, la grande fresque de Picasso. Le 26 avril 1937, la légion Condor envoyée par Hitler en soutien à Franco bombarde la ville. Picasso peint sa toile sous le choc, en réponse à une commande du gouvernement espagnol républicain. » (Marie Darieussecq)
Le point de départ de ce projet est une invitation par la structure d’art contemporain COOP du photographe Charles Fréger en résidence de création au Pays Basque, en 2015. Il a ainsi exploré le patrimoine immatériel basque pendant un an. Avec les membres du groupe de commémoration Gernika-Lumo, qui rejouent année après année l’événement, le photographe a ainsi reconstruit une frise de neuf scènes évoquant les figures du tableau de Picasso. L’exposition est née de cette recherche.
Le Musée Unterlinden qui expose l’un des trois exemplaires de la tapisserie Guernica, dont le carton a été réalisé en 1955 par Jacqueline La Baume Dürrbach à la demande de Picasso, accueille ainsi pour l’anniversaire du bombardement de Guernica cet ensemble de photographies de Charles Fréger.

L’épopée de Jeanne d’Arc

19 January 2017 - 19 February 2017

Musée des beaux-arts de Rouen

esplanade marcel duchamp 76000 ROUEN
France

La suite basque

17 November 2016 - 05 February 2017

Musée basque

37 Quai des Corsaires Bayonne
France

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Carnaval Wereldwijd

12 November 2016 - 26 March 2017

afrika museum

Postweg 6 6571 Berg en Dal
Netherlands

https://afrikamuseum.nl/nl/tentoonstelling/Carnaval

WILDER MANN and MARDI GRAS INDIANS at the Afrika museum of Berg en Dal, Netherlands, in a larger show about Carnival.

YOKAINOSHIMA

15 September 2016 - 25 October 2016

Espace Malraux, Scene Nationale

Place du Manège 73000 Chambery
France

YOKAINOSHIMA at Les Rencontres photographiques d’Arles

04 July 2016 - 28 August 2016

Les trinitaires

rue de la république Arles
France

FABULA at the Photographic center of Clermont-Ferrand

22 June 2016 - 24 September 2016

Hotel Fontfreyde

34 rue des gras 63000 Clermont-Ferrand
France

L’OEIL DE L’EXPERT at MUSEE NIEPCE

18 June 2016 - 18 September 2016

Musée Niepce

28 Quai des Messageries 71100 Chalon-sur-Saône
France

Seuls/ensembles

23 April 2016 - 25 September 2016

Arthoteque de Caen

Palais Ducal, Impasse Duc Rollon 14000 Caen
France

SEULS / ENSEMBLE
Le portrait à l’œuvre dans l’art contemporain

Collective exhibition

Dans le cadre du Festival Normandie Impressionniste 2016

BRETONNES at Musée des beaux-arts et de la dentelle, Alençon, FRANCE

08 March 2016 - 22 May 2016

Musée des beaux-arts et de la dentelle d’Alençon

Cour Carrée de la Dentelle 61000 Alençon
France

With Different Eyes – SK STIFTUNG, Cologne, Germany

26 February 2016 - 29 May 2016

Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur

Im Mediapark 7 50670 Köln Tel.: 0221-88895300 photographie@sk-kultur.de 50670 Köln
Germany

(…) Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur in Cologne focuses on serial portraits that follow an artistic-documentary approach. The institution with its August Sander Archive and its central position in the field of documentary photography thus follows up on its programmatic orientation. On the one hand, the exhibition includes portraits from the institution’s own collection on the basis of the premise “A Look at the Collection” on the other hand they invited nine photographers from four continents to contribute extracts from their work. Both parts of the exhibition present an exciting approach to the genre of the portrait. Merely typological pictures alternate with narrative portraits, the static picture with the moving picture. It constantly becomes apparent how August Sander has had an international impact both methodically and in regard to content and how he has influenced portrait photography as a source of inspiration.

YOKAINOSHIMA at LE FORUM, HERMES, TOKYO

16 February 2016 - 15 May 2016

Le forum, Hermès

5-4-1 Ginza - Chuo-ku Tokyo
Japan

Charles Fréger

Yokainoshima
The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès continues its partnership with photographer Charles Fréger, as the producer of his latest photographic series, Yokainoshima. Dozens of masked creatures endowed with symbolic attributes make up an endlessly inventive bestiary drawn from Japanese folk culture for this show at Le Forum, Tokyo.

In Japan, strange creatures come down from the mountain at New Year, to deliver a message to the people below, and frighten their children: these are the Toshigami, also known as Namahage in Akita province, or Suneka in Iwate. Part of a thriving, perennial folklore tradition, the spirit beings appear in different guises from one region to another. French photographer Charles Fréger went to meet these proteiform creatures face to face, as the central focus of his series Yokainoshima.

The exhibition title is a neologism meaning ‘island of monsters’. The show features a host of photographs, in a variety of formats. This fascinating mosaic of portraits testifies to the extensive research carried out by Fréger over two years, with the help of the exhibition’s curator, Reiko Setsuda. Working with a Japanese assistant, Fréger journeyed the length of Japan, from north to south, photographing yokai, oni or Toshigami figures and others associated with rituals intended to ensure a fertile harvest, and to chase away evil spirits.

As a counterpoint to Fréger’s Wilder Mann series, devoted to ‘wild’ figures from European folk culture, Yokainoshima presents the subjects in staged poses and settings evoking the rugged landscapes of Japan. The setting for the yokai, by young architect Jumpei Matsushima, emphasises their colourful costumes still further.

Bretonnes at MEM Gallery, Tokyo

10 February 2016 - 13 March 2016

MEM inc

NADiff A/P/A/R/T 2F, 1-18-4 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku 150-0013 Tokyo
Japan

Including a conference with Chihiro Minato at MEM gallery, the 20th of February.

Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie

16 January 2016 - 20 February 2016

Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie

24 rue sainte croix de la bretonnerie 75004 Paris
France

MASK!

23 December 2015

Belfast exposed

The Exchange Place 23 Donegall Street BT1 2FF Belfast
United Kingdom

WILDER MANN at Photoluxfestival, LUCCA, Italia

21 November 2015 - 13 December 2015

photolux , Chiesa dei Servi

Piazza de' Servi Lucca
Italy

Mardi gras indians at Lianzhou Foto Festival

21 November 2015 - 10 December 2015

Lianzhou Foto Festival

Lianzhou Lianzhou
China

Curated by François Cheval (Musée Nicephore Niepce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France)

Chapelle des calvairiennes, La Chapelle Fifteen

14 November 2015 - 13 December 2015

Chapelle des calvairiennes

Place Juhel 53100 Mayenne
France

WILDER MANN in BAKEMONO exhibition

01 August 2015 - 13 September 2015

Aomori museum of art

185 Chikano, Yasuta, Aomori. Shin-Aomori Stn. Aomori
Japan

30 images of the WILDER MANN series in the BAKEMONO exhibition.
www.aomori-museum.jp/en
“Bakemono” is a Japanese term to describe imaginary monsters, which in Japan have a long history in religion and culture. Traditional festivals, for example, feature creatures such as namahage demons, as well as rituals, including shishi-mai lion dancing, and the love of monsters continues today with entertainment such as “Yokai Watch,” a TV series of ghouls and goblins that is becoming increasingly popular with kids.
This exhibition explores not just Japan’s bakemono, but also those in other countries. Illustrations, sculptures, masks and more offer some insight into bizarre creatures across the world. Highlights include a number of original copies of bakemono ukiyo-e prints by Kyosai Kawanabe and Yoshifuji Utagawa, who created the images with a juvenile audience in mind.

Catalogue Available, SEIGENSHA publisher. in Japanese. Excellent!!!

WILDER MANN

12 June 2015 - 01 November 2015

Pôle International de la Préhistoire

30, rue du Moulin 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac
France

BRETONNES, FOUR EXHIBITIONS (SAINT BRIEUC)

06 June 2015 - 27 September 2015

Musée d’Art et d’histoire

rue des lycéens martyrs 22000 Saint Brieuc
France

BRETONNES, FOUR EXHIBITIONS (GUINGAMP)

06 June 2015 - 27 September 2015

Centre photographique Gwinzegal

3 rue Auguste Pavie 22200 Guingamp
France

Guingamp : Centre d’Art Gwinzegal. « Bretonnes et autres séries » : 35 portraits grand format issus de « Bretonnes », accompagnés d’extraits de séries précédentes réalisées par Charles Fréger. De samedi 6 Juin au 27 septembre. Gratuit.

www.gwinzegal.com

BRETONNES, FOUR EXHIBITIONS (RENNES)

03 June 2015 - 31 October 2015

musee “Les champs libres”

10 Cours des Alliés 35000 Rennes
France

4 simultaneous shows in 4 museums and art centers around the Bretonnes series.

Rennes : Musée de Bretagne-Les Champs Libres. « Bretonnes, photographies de Charles Fréger ». 70 oeuvres de différents formats sont visibles dans une exposition montrant aussi des coiffes issues des collections du musée. La scénographie intègre des documents audiovisuels. De samedi au 30 août. +7 ans : 3/5 €.

L’esprit des Bêtes

29 May 2015 - 01 November 2015

Musée de l’image d’Epinal

42 Quai de Dogneville 88000 Epinal
France

Florafona society, Gallery Factory, Seoul

07 May 2015 - 21 June 2015

Gallery Factory

Jahamun-ro 10-gil, 15 Jongno-gu 110-034 Seoul
South Korea

« Chercher le garçon »

07 March 2015 - 30 August 2015

Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne

Place de la Libération 94400 Vitry-sur-Seine
France

Curated by Franck Lamy

Galleria del Cembalo di Roma

05 February 2015 - 28 March 2015

Galleria del Cembalo

Palazzo Borghese Largo della Fontanella di Borghese, 19 00186 Roma
Italy

http://www.galleriadelcembalo.it/ita/

ZONA MACO. MÉXICO ARTE CONTEMPO RÁNEO Art fair

04 February 2015 - 08 February 2015

ZONA MACO. MÉXICO ARTE CONTEMPO RÁNEO Art fair

CENTRO BANAMEX / HALL D. Mexico
Mexico

Paris photo fair, Galerie Kicken Berlin (C23)

12 November 2014 - 16 November 2014

Paris photo fair

Grand Palais Paris
France

Wilder Mann

17 October 2014 - 17 December 2014

Le Kiosque

7 place Juhel 53104 Mayenne
France

www.kiosque-mayenne.org

Wilder Mann

02 October 2014 - 20 December 2014

Espace Malraux, Scene Nationale

Place du Manège 73000 Chambery
France

www.espacemalraux-chambery.fr

Les Français photographient la Chine

15 August 2014 - 07 September 2014

Yachang Art Gallery

Caitian Rd, Futian Shenzhen
China

Wilder Mann

18 July 2014 - 12 September 2014

Musée basque

37 Quai des Corsaires Bayonne
France

Second Life*

14 June 2014 - 31 August 2014

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

715 West Main Street 40202 Louisville
United States

Collective exhibition. Wilder Mann series.

www.kmacmuseum.org

 

In/human

11 June 2014 - 02 November 2014

MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO DE MONTERREY

Zuazua y Jardón S/N, Centro. Monterrey
Mexico

CONTREPLONGÉE, Festival Arts et Sports -Aquatique & Aérien

07 June 2014 - 24 August 2014

Le Colysée

avenue du Colysée 59130 Lambersart
France

Water-polo series

Group and surface

02 May 2014 - 29 August 2014

Kicken Berlin

Linienstraße 161a 10115 Berlin
Germany

Performing the Other

01 May 2014 - 01 June 2014

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

952 Queen St W ON M6J 1G8 Toronto
Canada

“Performing the other”

01 May 2014 - 01 June 2014

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

952 Queen M6J 1G8 toronto
Canada

Wilder Mann

03 April 2014 - 30 April 2014

La Chaufferie

5 rue de la Manufacture des Tabacs 67000 Strasbourg
France

Les français photographient la Chine

02 April 2014 - 28 April 2014

Today Museum, Beijing

Chaoyang, Baiziwan Rd, Chaoyang, Baiziwan Rd, 32号苹果社区4号楼 Beijing
China

Wilder Mann & Compagnie

23 November 2013 - 31 January 2014

Abbatiale Saint-Ouen

Place du Général de Gaulle 76000
France

www.poleimagehn.com

FIAC – Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie

24 October 2013 - 27 October 2013

Grand Palais

Avenue Winston Churchill 75008 Paris
France

Toulon Museum of Art

27 September 2013 - 17 November 2013

Toulon Museum of Art

113 Bd Mal-Leclerc 83000 Toulon
France

www.villanoailles-hyeres.com

Manish Arora Pop up store

24 September 2013 - 30 November 2013

Joyce Gallery

168 Galerie de Valois 75001 Paris
France

www.joyce.com

Musée Niepce

15 June 2013 - 15 September 2013

Musée Niepce

28 Quai des Messageries 71100 Chalon-sur-Saône
France

www.museeniepce.com

Open eye gallery

18 May 2013 - 25 August 2013

Open eye gallery

19 Mann Island Liverpool
England

www.openeye.org.uk

Fotokino

04 May 2013 - 26 May 2013

Fotokino

33 Allées Gambetta 13001 Marseille
France

www.fotokino.org

Hermes gallery

12 April 2013 - 08 June 2013

Hermes gallery

691 Madison Ave. 10065 New York
United States

Yossi Milo gallery

11 April 2013

Yossi Milo gallery

245 Tenth Ave. 10001 New York
United States

www.yossimilo.com

MAC/VAL

22 February 2013 - 15 May 2013

Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne

Place de la Libération 94400 Vitry-sur-Seine
France

www.macval.fr

FOMU

14 February 2013 - 09 June 2013

Fotomuseum Antwerpen

Waalsekaai 47 2000 Antwerpen
Belgium

www.fotomuseum.be

Image à Conviction

11 January 2013 - 11 March 2013

Palais curtius

Quai de Maestricht 13 4000 Liège
Belgium

www.grandcurtiusliege.be

Paris photo fair, Yossi Milo Gallery

15 November 2012 - 18 November 2012

Off festival, photo biennal Bratislava

02 November 2012 - 23 November 2012

FIAC artfair Paris, Kicken gallery

18 October 2012 - 21 October 2012

Le point du Jour, Centre d’Art, Cherbourg

23 September 2012 - 03 February 2013

TH13, Hermes gallery, Berne, Switzerland

14 September 2012 - 12 January 2013

Vasco Museum, Bilbao

14 March 2012 - 20 May 2012

Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria

11 December 2011 - 21 January 2012

Paris photo, MEM gallery

15 November 2011 - 18 November 2011

FIAC, Paris, Galerie Kicken

20 October 2011 - 23 October 2011

Frac Basse-Normandie, Caen

25 June 2011 - 30 September 2011

Bunkier Sztuki, Cracaw

13 May 2011 - 12 June 2011

ndian Art Summit

21 January 2011 - 23 January 2011

CRAC Alsace

10 October 2010 - 16 January 2011

Festival Planche contact, Deauville

07 October 2010 - 30 November 2010

Matthieu Foss Gallery, Mumba

05 October 2010 - 02 November 2010

Seoul Museum of Art

16 June 2010 - 15 August 2010

Art Amsterdam

26 May 2010 - 30 May 2010

Musée des terre-neuvas, Fécamp, France

21 May 2010 - 21 September 2010

Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, Nederland

15 May 2010 - 23 June 2010

Madrid photo fair, Ego galeria

12 May 2010 - 16 May 2010

Fotodok festival, Utrecht

29 January 2010 - 28 February 2010

Maison des Arts, Evreux

21 October 2009 - 21 November 2009

Caption Gallery, New York

01 October 2009 - 25 November 2009

Berliner liste, Ego Galeria

23 September 2009 - 27 October 2009

Journées photographiques de Bienne

04 September 2009 - 27 September 2009

Kunshalle Wien, Austria

03 July 2009 - 20 October 2009

Dress code, ISELP, Brussels

08 May 2009 - 25 July 2009

Vienna fair, Momentum

07 May 2009 - 10 May 2009

Madrid photo fair

07 May 2009 - 10 May 2009

Galerie Momentum, Wien

29 April 2009 - 13 June 2009

“Hors jeu”, Espace culturel Francois Mitterand, Beauvais

18 April 2009 - 27 June 2009

Centre photographique de Cherbourg-Octeville

28 December 2008 - 22 February 2009

In fashion photo fair, Miami

03 December 2008 - 07 December 2008

Paris photo fair

13 November 2008 - 16 November 2008

Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul

30 October 2008 - 11 January 2009

Villa Noailles, Hyères, France

18 October 2008 - 19 October 2008

Atelier De Visu, Marseille

09 October 2008 - 28 November 2008

Galerie des filles du calvaire, Bruxelles

24 September 2008 - 15 November 2008

MEM gallery, Osaka

22 July 2008 - 12 August 2008

Rencontre international d’Arles

08 July 2008 - 14 September 2008

Parcours St Germain, Paris

29 May 2008 - 25 June 2008

Festival Transphotographiques, Lille

15 May 2008 - 29 June 2008

Muée des Beaux-Arts, St Lo, France

11 May 2008 - 15 June 2008

Art Bruxelles, Galeries des filles du Calvaire

18 April 2008 - 21 April 2008

Tokyo Artfair, MEM Gallery

03 April 2008 - 06 April 2008

Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag

03 April 2008 - 21 May 2008

Kasseler KunstVerein, Kassel

09 March 2008 - 29 June 2008

ARCO, Madrid. Galerie Kicken

13 February 2008 - 18 February 2008

Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

27 January 2008 - 18 March 2008

Galerie Ronmandos, Amsterdam

08 September 2007 - 20 October 2007

Kunsthalle, Liestal (S)

25 August 2007 - 05 October 2007

Galeries Les filles du Calvaire, Bruxelles

11 May 2007 - 14 July 2007

Art Amsterdam – Galerie Nouvelles Images

08 May 2007 - 12 May 2007

Art Chicago, Stephen Daiter Gallery

25 April 2007 - 28 April 2007

Tokyo Art fair, MEM Gallery

07 April 2007 - 08 April 2007

Centro Internazionale di Fotografia

05 April 2007 - 17 June 2007

Koninklijk Atheneum Berchem, Antwerpen

01 April 2007 - 15 April 2007

Galerie des filles du calvaire, Paris

25 March 2007 - 05 May 2007

POC Workshop at the Photomuseum of Antwerpen

01 March 2007 - 04 March 2007

Symposium at the Kyoto University of Art and Design

20 January 2007

Lecture at the School of Photographic Expression, Osaka

14 January 2007

Lecture at the Kyoto University of Art and Design

09 January 2007

Expo CLINIC, Pole image, Rouen

07 January 2007 - 03 March 2007

Art Basel, Miami beach (Kicken gallery)

07 December 2006 - 10 December 2006

Paris photo fair (Filles du Calvaire)

15 November 2006 - 19 November 2006

Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag

11 November 2006 - 13 December 2006

Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM) Luxembourg

03 July 2006 - 10 October 2006

POC show, Alone Together. Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag

17 June 2006 - 23 July 2006

ART BASEL, Kicken Gallery

14 June 2006 - 18 June 2006

Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago

02 June 2006 - 27 July 2006

The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Nova Sin

18 May 2006 - 26 June 2006

Kunsthalle, Erfurt, Germany

30 April 2006 - 25 June 2006

Art Brussel, Kicken Gallery

21 April 2006 - 24 April 2006

Aipad, NY, Kicken Gallery

08 February 2006 - 12 February 2006

Miami Art fair, Kicken Gallery

01 December 2005 - 04 December 2005

Paris photo fair, Galerie

16 November 2005 - 20 November 2005

Kicken gallery, Berlin

08 October 2005 - 14 December 2005

Kicken gallery, Berlin

23 September 2005 - 12 November 2005

Photo festival of Breda, Holland

20 September 2005 - 19 October 2005

www.bredaphoto.nl

ART BASEL, Kicken gallery

15 June 2005 - 20 June 2005

Museo nacional de artes visuales, Montevideo

26 May 2005 - 26 June 2005

Fine Art Museum, Shanghai

17 April 2005 - 17 May 2005

Armory show

11 March 2005 - 14 March 2005

Kicken Gallery

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