31 May — 03 September 2023
Parc du Grand Blottereau et Centre Claude Cahun, Nantes, France
Between May and September 2023, the Claude Cahun Centre for Contemporary Photography in Nantes and the Rencontres photographiques de Guyane have imagined a co-commissioning of two exhibitions entitled Juste à côté de nous, Amazonie. This regional cooperation project will be held simultaneously, between May and August, at the Grand Blottereau Park and, between July and September, at the Claude Cahun Centre for the Voyage à Nantes.
The aim of this collaboration is to create a territorial continuity for the artists. The exhibitions thus delve into a selection of series produced during the residencies or research in the archives of local photographers supported by the Rencontres photographiques de Guyane since 2013. The works of Nicolas Derné, Karl Joseph, Guillaume Martial, Julie Boileau, Nicola Lo Calzo, Vano, Mirtho Linguet and Karen Paulina Biswell look at and stage the dense life of men and women confronted with everything that nature opens, swallows and forgets.
19 May - 1 November 2023
Fondation Villa Datris - 7, avenue des Quatre Otages, 84800 L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
In 2023, the Villa Datris Foundation presents Movement and Light, a hypnotic and luminous exhibition through a selection of works of kinetic art from the original movement of the 1950s, while opening up to new generations of artists. Emphasis is also placed on the use of light - natural or artificial - in the creation of the 81 works exhibited and conceived by 60 French and international artists, both emerging and historical.
MAY - JUNE
Wednesday to Saturday: 11am - 1pm / 2pm - 6pm Sunday open continuously
JULY - AUGUST
Every day except Tuesday: 10am-1pm / 2pm-7pm. Sunday open continuously
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER
Wednesday to Saturday: 11am-1pm / 2pm-6pm. Sunday open continuously
Open continuously on public holidays.
Accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Oman, Muttrah Fish Market
14 February – 2 March 2023
Curator : Rasmia Noor
Artists : Elmira Abolhasani, Safaa Erruas, Riham Noor
The original impetus behind “Kullon Mena” was sparked by the hostility of the way of the word, and the collective protracted cruelty inflected in certain groups of people.
Having witnessed firsthand these seasons of afflictions, a core group of artists come together seeking to represent the scares and scars of war and displacement.
Although themselves fortunate to have witnessed but not experienced the duress of war and its brutality, all three artist live with and sense the devastating toll of human suffering, through their art, they wish to speak for the wounded, the uprooted and the perished.
Impossible to fix
A thought-provoking art piece that effectively conveys important themes of vulnerability, loss, and the interconnectedness of individuals in society. The use of floating dolly mates as a visual element is particularly striking, as it implies a sense of detachment and dislocation from the surrounding environment.
A tension that draws the viewer's attention and raises questions about the factors that contribute to social inequality and injustice. The art piece seems to suggest that privilege and stability are not guaranteed, and that people can be suddenly and unexpectedly thrust into difficult circumstances.
Furthermore, the emphasis on the role of bystanders highlights the importance of empathy and compassion in society. The piece invites viewers to reflect on their own responsibility to others and the potential impact of their actions, or lack thereof, on the lives of those around them.
Overall, this art piece is a powerful and thought-provoking reflection on the human experience, and encourages viewers to engage with complex social issues and themes.
December 18-19, 2022
6 - 19 January, 2023
January - February, 2023