The Villa Tamaris, located in La Seyne-sur-Mer, will host from January 29 the exhibition “Voyage en Démocratie”, by Gérard Rancinan and Caroline Gaudriault. The first, a contemporary artist and photographer, and the second author, offer a reflection on the notion of democracy.
” No ! Democracy is not a fixed or diaphanous body, but very much alive and fragile like a process of thought. It demands to be looked at with attention, by the eyes of the time. In this dynamic, the artistic act brings its share of responsibility…”, explains Caroline Gaudriault in the introduction to the exhibition. For several years, the duo Gérard Rancinan and Caroline Gaudriault, known in particular for the “Trilogy of the Moderns”, has been reflecting on the contemporary metamorphoses of our societies. With, in the end, a simple question: who has the power?
Thirty pictures exhibited
The new exhibition at Villa Tamaris, “Voyage en Démocratie”, highlights the monumental and expressionist photographs of Gérard Rancinan, as well as the writing installations of Caroline Gaudriault. Thirty shots evoke virulence and contemporary subversion, accompanied by an exceptional and unique fresco 15 meters long on the excesses of power.
On the writing side, it is suspended parchments, text videos and sound immersions that lead us to a reflection on the dramaturgy of our time.
Finally, the artists exclusively present their medium-length film “Les Immortels”. The latter, in a static shot, “stages a dinner in town where contemporary debates are played out with humor, hypocrisy and excess of reality”. An art meeting not to be missed.
« Journey to Democracy », from January 29 to May 7, 2022, Villa Tamaris, 295 av. of the Big House, La Seyne-sur-mer (83). Open every day from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays), free entry.