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Olivier Jobard – You will be Swedish, my daughter


This solo exhibition of Olivier Jobard presented in room 2 resonates with the collective exhibition in room 1, The Family Pact. My daughter You will be Swedish is an immersive reportage (photographs and film), which follows the exodus of a Syrian family (Jihane, Ahmad and their three children), who, in 2015, illegally crossed 4000 km, 8 borders and 9 countries in order to reach Sweden. If you go on holiday to Kos – the Greek island that gave birth to Hippocrates – you will not escape the crossing of the arm of the sea that separates Greece from neighboring Turkey. The ride  East will cost you 20 euros. Ahmad and his wife Jihane paid 3000 euros to travel in the opposite direction with their children. It was the price of their clandestinity in 2015. They are Syrians, and lived before the war in Yarmouk, a former Palestinian refugee camp, which became a vast trading suburb of Damascus. Ahmad, born to Palestinian parents, ran a shoe shop and his wife, Jihane, was a translator. Pacifist, Ahmad refused to take up arms....

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