Edition 2018

Julien Creuzet

Maïs chaud Marlboro

Julien Creuzet explores Caribbean cultural heritage. His work most often combines poetry, song, photography, film, and installation art. He uses these media like languages that mutually enrich each other. In their interweaving they create spaces, coincidences, games at once precise and abandoned, giving free rein to the imagination. The islands forming the Antillean archipelago and their history, marked by Western colonization, strongly influenced the thought of Édouard Glissant, which in turn inspires the artist's creative approach. Like this writing, Julien Creuzet’s work conveys that neither individual nor collectivity identity are fixed. Exchange with the other may occur without denying the self. After solo exhibitions at the Fondation Ricard and Bétonsalon, for the Rencontres d’Arles at the invitation of the Palais de Tokyo and in collaboration with Fisheye, he presents his first work involving virtual reality. This work addresses the cultivation and distribution of corn. A gift of the gods of Mesoamerica, cultivated for ten thousand years in Mexico, it migrated to Europe and now is sold in the street markets of Barbès in Paris. A song constitutes the ambient voice of the exhibition, while images of Mexican landscapes, Pre-Columbian objects, and views of European fields combine.

Exhibition curator: Daria de Beauvais.
As part of the VR Festival.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture