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Exhibition presented by le Méjan

Tendance Floue 20 years

Getting down to it

4 July - 18 September

10H00 - 19H30

Tendance Floue has, by dint of its energy, its flair for innovation, and the originality of its mode of functioning, become a new alternative to the accepted idea of a photographic agency. In the collective dimension of their venture the perceptive we adds up to the sum of all the sensitive first person singular I’s. This is particularly evident in the famous Mad in reports. In these highly original, tough and incisive reports the skills and sensibilities of each member shine with great formal and conceptual freedom. In their idealistic and transgressive way, the Tendance Floue Agency offer ample resistance to the increasingly standardised distribution and mediatisation practices of photojournalism. Through their challenging attitudes, they give us a new experience of photography. The collective’s twentieth anniversary provides an opportunity to understand the spirit that animates them. The mixture of different modes of depiction at the Magasin Électrique, and the plethora of installations there, take us on a journey to the heart of Tendance Floue. The field of experience opens on to exhibition spaces and powerful screenings. The two spaces are inhabited in such a way as to sensitize the public to the fragile but intense balance between the collective work and the individual universes of the members of the collective—to retell the story of this febrile liberty with a fresh manifestation.

Photographs by Pascal Aimar, Thierry Ardouin, Denis Bourges,
Gilles Coulon, Olivier Culmann, Bieke Depoorter, Mat Jacob, Caty Jan, Philippe Lopparelli, Bertrand Meunier, Meyer, Flore-Aël Surun,
Patrick Tournebœuf, Alain Willaume.
Spatial sound design: Dominique Besson.
Exhibition produced with the support of Olympus France, historical partner of Tendance Floue.
Exhibition venue: Magasin Électrique, Parc des Ateliers.
Photographs by Pascal Aimar, Thierry Ardouin, Denis Bourges, Gilles Coulon, Olivier Culmann, Bieke Depoorter, Mat Jacob, Caty Jan, Philippe Lopparelli, Bertrand Meunier, Meyer, Flore-Aël Surun, Patrick Tournebœuf, Alain Willaume. Spatial sound design: Dominique Besson.
Exhibition produced with the support of Olympus France, historical partner of Tendance Floue.
Exhibition venue: Magasin Électrique, Parc des Ateliers.