From May 4 to June 16, 2019, Julie Balagué’s exhibition “Utopia / Maladrerie” will be held in partnership with the Center d’Arts Plastiques d’Aubervilliers (CAPA). The exhibition brings together photographs, texts, sound installations and sculptures. Conceived with the inhabitants of the district, the project stages people, who have become characters, in an architecture which has become a decor. This work thus questions the economic, political and psychosociological orientations of the initial architectural project of the “Maladrerie” district, designed in the 1970s by architect Renée Gailhoustet. The exhibition takes place in the CAPA gallery, one of the 1,000 housing units in the area made available by the OPH of Aubervilliers, and is part of an innovative project initiated by Juliette Fontaine (director of CAPA) to put in contact with contemporary artistic creation with the population of this sensitive neighborhood.
This work comes from the national photographic commission of the Regards du Grand Paris of the Ministry of Culture – Medici Workshops and National Center of Plastic Arts.
The creative work with the inhabitants was supported by a residence of the Department of Seine-Saint-Denis.
Opening Friday, May 10, 2019 from 18h to 21h
Centre d’Arts Plastiques d’Aubervilliers
3, allée Gustave Courbet, 93000 Aubervilliers, France
May 04, 2019 to June 16, 2019