In Arles, Flair Galerie, specialized in animals, is dedicating an exhibition to Sylvie Huet’s photographs of stuffed animals. It is a tender journey into childhood.
I could not have imagined, rediscovering my childhood bear at forty-nine in a flea market, the enthusiasm triggered by this reunion. How so many adults, here and elsewhere, have always kept their bears as life long friends , how some have inspired celebrities (Jean Paul Gaultier, Jane Goodall…), I had no clue either. It was by telling my story a hundred times that I realized. Under the cover of photography, the bear became a Petite Madeleine. Childhood archives were unpacked from their boxes, and I became immersed in family secrets.
11 Rue de la Calade 13200 Arles France
December 02, 2017 to January 06, 2018