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Phot’Aix 2020 : Regards Croisés


Written by Thierry Maindrault

Life in Aix en Provence is directly impacted by the invasion of the virus and suffers the necessary health restrictions. Phot’Aix did not give up and the organisers worked to find solutions. Most of the program is in place with real exhibitions where each of us can linger in front of real photographs in the correct format and in some beautiful scenography’s that do not look like your video screen.

I want to tell to you about “Regards Croisés”, about its concept, its choices and the good result. I appreciate, when it does not become a fashion of forms that annihilates the content of the works or worse  promote one of the two exhibited series often pitiful; I appreciate  pairs of creative series. Whether they establish a parallel or an antagonism between two collections of works, two intellectual constructions, two creative sets.

This is the choice proposed based on the works of five talented African authors who are installed next to a similar or opposite kind of work by five French photographers.

This is how the “Musée de la Tapisserie” exhibits five sets of two visions that are coherent in their link:

Saïdou DICKO with Dany LERICHE & Jean-Michel FICKINGER

John KALAPO with Nathalie GARRIGOU

Namsa LEUBA with Eric BOTTERO – Prince TOFFA

Louis OKÉ-AGBO with Claire & Philippe ORDIONI

Nomwindé SAWADOGO with Maguy LENTINI


Phot’Aix 2020

Musée des Tapisseries, 28 place des Martyrs de la Résistance

13100 Aix en Provence

until December 28, 2020

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