Survival takes a unique direction within the work Mathieu Pernot carried out over a twenty-year period among communities of Tsigane. A protean narrative of the history of this minority is put together in installations, photographs, sound recordings, and archival documents. The photographic works Pernot produced in Romania in 1998, on a grant from the Villa Médicis Hors Les Murs program, are shown here for the first time. This journey, a singular episode in the author’s career, displays with simplicity the power of place, and the strength of the faces that stood before the camera. These photographs offer a silent movement across the reality of Tsigane communities in Eastern Europe.
Discover Mathieu Pernot’s other exhibition, The Gorgans at the Maison des Peintres.
Exhibition accessible on presentation of the Rencontres d’Arles 2017 pass.
Courtesy of the Éric Dupont gallery.