"Social inclusion is based on the absolute and fundamental recognition of every human being as an equal. For this to happen, we must be able to understand our own singularities, to be open to those of the Other and to hear the complexities of each person. But this path is influenced by several factors that escape us, such as societal norms, geopolitical contexts or unconscious personal or socio-cultural resistance. Rather than enumerating everything that we can clearly name, classify and determine, the exhibition Multiples chooses to focus on everything that eludes us and that makes each human being a plural, ineffable and constantly evolving being." AnneSophie Bérard, curator of the "Multiples" exhibition
A PATH TO DISCOVER BY ANNESOPHIE BÉRARD, FROM SEPTEMBER 12TH :
The first works invite a certain introspection: the Zimbabwean artist Tatenda Chidora is interested in the representation of our vulnerabilities, inseparable from our personality. The Palestinian artist May Murad plunges us into the heart of her intimacy, revealing the porosity between our virtual identities and our real existences. Presented together, the works of the photographer Margaux Martin's and the visual artist Matthieu Mifsud value the diversity of love and the plurality of our emotional and sexual orientations.
It is then a question of openness and transcendence. Developing an internationally recognized career, the Iranian photographer-journalist Reza travels the globe to bring back the commonality that unites the world's cultures. Having had to flee the dictatorship of her country, Afghan photographer Fatimah Hossaini conveys through her portraits the beauty of resilient women facing the oppression of the Taliban. It is another journey of identity, this time phantasmagorical, that the French artist Ines Alpha proposes: thanks to a virtual reality device, the faces are adorned with a new and liberated beauty. In a work mixing painting and embroidery, the French artist Shoko Tsuji explores the paths of unconscious and spirituality.
The last three artists presented in the exhibition evoke the theme of memory and overcoming. Like an archaeologist, French artist Mathilde Denize makes our fragmentations and impossible representations tangible. The beaded sculptures of the French-Cameroonian artist Beya Gille Gacha sublimate the bodies and render the value of each living being. Both performance and drawing, the work of French artist Marianne Mispelaëre deals with the sensitive subject of identity erasure in the context of clandestine migration.
The SINGA association, which is honored to be our partner on this exhibition, works every day to facilitate integration between locals and newcomers. By revealing together the plurality of what composes us, defines us and influences us, we hope to promote a state of mind that values availability, meeting, openness and sharing.