Over the past decades, museums have taken on an increasingly important place in our societies and our collective imagination, sparking massive interest in art and attracting an increasingly younger audience. The modern museum has become a place for concerts and performances, conferences and educational programs.
Gérard Uféras has been practicing his curiosity there since the age of twelve when, in the company of two friends, all three living in the suburbs, they decided to explore Paris through its museums. This uninterrupted practice of museums is at the origin of his passion for the visual arts which, years later, led him to photography and enriched his gaze.
In this project, Gérard Uféras acts at the same time as artist, anthropologist and sociologist.
He observes, records and analyzes what is seen there with subtlety and humor. The study conducted by Gérard Uféras is much more than an intelligent and witty account of visitors to a wide variety of museums, it offers each of us the opportunity to see ourselves and reflect on our proper relation to art.
Started in 2016, in Paris in most of its museums but also in New York, Moscow, London, Berlin, Brussels, Milan, Florence, Athens, Tel Aviv, Bern, Washington,… this work is a “Work in Progress”.
Photo Festival Baie de Saint-Brieuc
Until August 29, 2021