Edition 2015

Artist presented by Fannie Escoulen

Julián Barón

Régime Visuel

In order to create a world favourable 
to themselves, the representatives
 of power stimulate the public by means of visual marketing techniques.
They configure ‘seeing’ through political hegemony, institutional execution, urban advertising, and the use of mass media; agents infiltrating our homes.
We find ourselves submerged 
in a technological era where we absorb and re-project images like signal repeaters. The photographs and videos that we consume and create make us a part of the regime. We are witnesses to and extras in the image
 of our time.
 While C.E.N.S.U.R.A. is a visual variation across the Spanish political landscape, Tauromaquia explores
 the mechanisms of social control 
in motion, whereby authoritarianism
 is legitimised by use of police demonstration.
The third and related work, Los últimos días vistos del rey, is a description 
of the political caste that, with almost unchanging rituals, has dominated Spain for the last forty years.
Julián Barón

Prints by Picto, Paris.
Exhibition venue: Grande Halle, parc des Ateliers.

  • 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