Magnum Photos 75 Years Exhibition. From November 7 to 13, 2022.
This year Magnum Photos celebrates its 75th anniversary. For 75 years, through a diverse array of individual points of view, Magnum photographers have expressed a unique vision of the world around them. Whatever the driving force of the photographer’s motivations, the stories have always been told and the visions always conveyed, through the lens of subjective expression, from the inside looking out.
Dans le cadre de cette exposition, l’artiste Thibault Lucas imagine l’installation in situ Les Habitants (The Residents), dans les extérieurs de POUSH.
As part of this exhibition, the artist Thibault Lucas envisions the site-specific installation Les Habitants in the outdoor spaces of POUSH. Thibault Lucas works on the margins, on the outskirts of the city, notably under the overpass, creating in-situ stone doors, but also on the margins of his studio at POUSH. For the occasion of Magnum’s 75th anniversary, he presents a site-specific journey not immediately visible to the naked eye. Traps, corners, nooks, ventilation ducts, basement, enclosure walls, his installations require the visitor to become an archaeologist or a reporter to discover a hidden yet very real world. Keep your eyes open.
"In response to Magnum Agency and its photographers who traverse the world to capture reality, whether beautiful or tragic, I wanted to address a reality closer to home: the crack consumer encampment at Square Forceval, Porte de la Villette, which was dismantled last October 5th. By recreating this camp in miniature and illuminating it, I aimed to create an installation with a poetic appearance that, with the flashlight provided to visitors, unveils its most brutal and unusual reality. The sound broadcasted was recorded on-site, just a few hundred meters from POUSH, on the day the camp was dismantled. This strange sound from October 5th blends with the very tangible one outside POUSH: at times, you can hear movements, indistinct exchanges between police officers, homeless individuals, or locals. Upon closer inspection, one also discovers in this substructure furry balls that seem to inhabit the place amidst discarded stones and tents. It's an invitation to crouch down and become smaller, to succeed in seeing this world hidden so close to us." – Thibault Lucas