Exhibition from July 4 to july 10, 2022
We will present two exhibitions, winners of the 2022 edition.
La Rada di Augusta by Sebastian Wells, double winner of the Jury Prize and the Public Prize, as well as La Profondeur des roches by Guillaume Amat, winner of the Coup de cœur Photon, our partner lab.
© La Profondeur des roches - Guillaume Amat
© La Rada di Augusta - Sebastian Wells
About the Artists
La Rada di Augusta
La Profondeur des Roches
La Rada di Augusta, in Sicily, is a story about the vestiges of turbo-capitalism, the north-south divide and the price of rapid progress.
Since the end of World War II, a complicated social tension has developed in Augusta Bay – around one of the biggest and most environmentally damaging petrochemical industrial complexes in Europe – between Catholicism and capitalism, mafia-like underground structures and polarising environmental activists.
The work uses photographic narratives to search for the anthropological core of Augusta’s (post-) industrial society – in the conviction that the relationship between environment and industry is far more than a question of politicians, engineers and pipelines. Augusta could be anywhere.
In the series La profondeur des roches (The depth of the rocks), Guillaume Amat literally invests the field of representation through his in situ installations, which are regularly performance-based, ranging from staging to sculpture. If the result is eminently photographic, or even pictorial, the implementation of these visual creations is rooted in Land Art. Indeed, the artist rejects all digital post-production in favour of a commitment to the field: mirrors, ropes, paper, hooks, easels and frames are brought to the site for the shots during his various trips.