On the occasion of the 7th edition of the PhotoSaintGermain festival, Rubis Mécénat and the Frac Normandie Rouen present a new hanging of the Peak Oil series, an order placed with Geert Goiris and presented in association with the Art: Concept gallery.
The Belgian artist Geert Goiris traveled, throughout 2017, to 12 industrial sites of Rubis Terminal (a subsidiary of the Rubis Group), covering all of the depots in Europe, in order to develop a photographic series, entitled Peak Oil, on the theme of the contemporary industrial landscape. He has traveled the port and industrial areas of Dunkirk, Rouen, Brest, Strasbourg, New Village, Saint-Priest, Villette-de-Vienne, Salaise-sur-Sanne, Bastia, Ajaccio, Rotterdam and Antwerp. By adopting a cinematic and suggestive style, Geert Goiris proposes “an open narrative that oscillates between familiarity and alienation, discovery and fabulation”.
This photographic commission, made to an artist of international renown, is the result of an unprecedented collaboration between Rubis Mécénat and the Regional Contemporary Art Fund (Frac) Normandie Rouen. Initiated by the Frac and Rubis Mécénat, it gives rise today to four projects: an exhibition at Frac, two major installations in the Port of Rouen and a publication at Roma Publications. From 9 December 2017 to 14 January 2018, the Geert Goiris photographic series produced on the Port of Rouen will be previewed at Frac Normandie Rouen. Among the photographs exhibited, ten will be offered to Frac by Rubis Mécénat to enrich his collection and more specifically his photographic collection dedicated to the territory.
In 2018, the Peak Oil photographic commission is again in the spotlight at two important events: the installation of a long-lasting and monumental image, in the form of an XXL wallpaper, on one tanks of Rubis Terminal in the Grand Port Maritime of Rouen and a new presentation of the series as part of the PhotoSaintGermain festival, from 07 to 24 November 2018.
For more information: http://www.rubismecenat.fr/actus/geert-goiris-peak-oil-2/
12, rue Guénégaud, 75008 Paris France
November 07, 2018 to November 24, 2018