« What our bodies say about the world in which we live is a very intimate way of evoking the many social issues that affect us. We have chosen Care, beauty and poetry to offer a sensitive and accessible experience to all. »
Florence Manuguerra, founder of The Caring Gallery
A PATH TO DISCOVER BY ANNESOPHIE BÉRARD, FROM APRIL 4 :
The exhibition brings together eight artists who explore, each in a singular language, the political issues contained in our bodily identities : the small, hesitant feet of the Franco-Swiss ceramist Carole Chebron evoke the inner charges that immobilise us. The striking photographs of French artist Elea-Jeanne Schmitter lift the veil on the heavy consequences of a world built on male norms. French artist Fabien Mérelle breaks down the stereotypes of so-called masculine behaviour with dreamlike tenderness. The sharp eye of English photographer Martin Parr highlights the absurdity of our compulsive selfie practices.
Having had to flee her country for denouncing its tyranny, Afghan artist Kubra Khademi breaks taboos through female figures freed from diktats and ready to fight for their rights.
The Angolan artist Lola Keyezua also makes a political manifesto of her art by tackling the sensitive subject of disability and th way we look at people with disabilities. Through the images taken by the Afghan photographer Fatimah Hossaini, a wind of freedom and revolt blows over the unbearable oppression imposed on women by the Taliban regime. We end the tour with a special project led by the Canadian photographer Louise Oligny and the French illustrator Clémentine du Pontavice, in the context of workshops initiated by the Maison des Femmes de Saint-Denis: giving a voice to women victims of violence, self-esteem becomes, here again, a political subject.
From our psychological conditioning to the scourges imposed by the authorities, the theme of Women's Health and Rights runs through the exhibition, paying a tribute to the Fondation Médecins du Monde, the NGO we are so proud to partner with for this exhibition.
Curator, "Pollitically Intimate"
« "Curator" comes from the Latin word "Cura", which means "to take care" and I believe that this is really something essential to our professions. Considering the issues related to our vulnerabilities, our singularities and our common spaces allows for a more desirable collective reflection to emerge... These are concerns that go far beyond the simple professional field. Finally, the Caring Gallery is simply a way of thinking about the world in which I find myself. »
Born in Paris in 1981, AnneSophie Bérard is a curator, author and independent creator. Her research focus "Art & Society" consists in thinking of art as a poetic trigger for apprehending and understanding the world. The projects she conceives are protean (exhibitions, festivals, participative devices, workshops, conferences, audiovisual projects, artistic direction...) but all respond to the same objective : to engage a process of collective reflection in order to invent, together, a desirable and sustainable future. AnneSophie's approach is accessible to all, and she works with a wide range of clients (Mairie de Paris, Gaîté lyrique, Mairie de Meyrin, Fondation Good Planet, Maif Social Club, salon Première Vision, Tôt ou Tard, Microsoft, la Française, Coty, Jules, Hopscotch, Roland-Garros...). .
10% OF THE SALES OF THE EXHIBITION DONATED TO FONDATION MÉDÉCINS DU MONDE
BACK ON THE EXHIBITION :
AnneSOPHIE BErarD'S INTERVIEW :
PART 1 : THE COLLABORATION
PART 2 : THE CARE
PART 3 : POLITICALLY INTIMATE