Zara devant la porte de la Belgium kitchen, zone nord de la jungle de Calais, 2016 © Elisa Larvego / Cnap
Zara devant la porte de la Belgium kitchen, zone nord de la jungle de Calais, 2016 © Elisa Larvego / Cnap 

Réinventer Calais

05/10/2019 - 22/12/2019

Centre Photographique d'Île-de-France 
107 Avenue de la République 
 
77340 Pontault-Combault

www.cpif.net/   

 
The CPIF hosts an exhibition of works from the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain collection. This commission is part of the ongoing commitment of an association, PEROU, because: “It involves paying attention to how we collectively see Calais, because it involves looking beyond what seems obvious to so many and finally telling the story of a town/world crushed under the weight of a form of base iconography that only shows the very worst, because it involves making way at last for this “invisible town”, a town made up of buildings, dreams, human relationships and businesses of all sorts, all of which contribute to making a place what it really is and finally because it involves making public a different political interpretation and realising, at last, that the New Jungle in Calais is a “tiers paysage” (third landscape).” (Gilles Clément, President of PEROU).