Echoing the BnF French Landscape exhibition, which recounts 30 years of photographic missions on the national territory, the MuMa du Havre has chosen to present some of its photographic works, also part of public commissions. From November 25, 2017 to March 18, 2018, the exhibition Comme une histoire … Le Havre unveils a selection of photographs featuring the city of Le Havre.
More than a sketch of an inventory of a collection built in 15 years, the curator of the exhibition and director of MuMa, Annette Haudiquet, has chosen to group creations that seem to belong to the register of fiction rather than that of the “objective” topographic recording of a given territory or of a valorization of this modernist architecture, thus paying a tribute to the inspiring city-port.
The city, its margins (the beach as a territory in its own right, the suburbs), its in-between or its interstices – physical and temporal (like the place Danton under construction), its private, inhabited spaces, men, women and children who cross or live there, constitute a material of infinite richness of which the 17 artists presented here have taken possession. The plurality of their looks is an invitation to dream the city ourselves and to keep intact what Aragon ( The Peasant of Paris ) calls the “feeling of the marvelous daily life”.
With paintings and drawings by Yves Bélorgey
Photographs by Gabriele Basilico, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Charles Decorps, Véronique Ellena, Lucien Hervé, Matthias Koch, Manuela Marques, Sabine Meier, Corinne Mercadier, Olivier Mériel, Bernard Plossu, Anne-Lise Seusse and Xavier Zimmermann
Videos of Rebecca Digne, Christophe Guérin and Dana Levy
Tue – Thu
By appointment only
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 14:00