Paradisiaque ! (Paradise!) exhibition looks back on the development of the Rhône delta, organized by the State in the 1960s and 70s. Projects were taken up at three sites: Fos-sur-Mer was designated an industrial port; La Grande-Motte was to be the Mission Racine’s first seaside resort; and Camargue Island was reserved for a regional park. These three projects has been unveiled in 1968. Many of these shots are unpublished. They recount, for the first time, a chapter of the history of the Rhône delta, one that had a lasting mark on the region and its population. The exhibition can be seen as a close-up of the political and social utopias of the time period, not long ago, but seemingly far away.
Philippe Andrieu (1953), Lewis Baltz (1945-2014), Lucien Clergue (1934-2014), Jean Dieuzaide (1921-2003), Bob Ter Schiphorst (1923-2002), Jacques Windenberger (1935).
With Jean-Pierre Jos (1946), Pierre Pillet, Georges Vlassis (1950).
Exhibition curators: Agnès Barruol and Estelle Rouquette.
Musée départemental - Arles antique
Presqu'île du Cirque Romain, 13200 Arles France
July 02, 2018 to August 26, 2018