MARSEILLE, FRICHE LA BELLE DE MAI
Exploring a favela condemned for demolition by property speculation, Carème spent over two years with its inhabitants living on borrowed time. His work drove him to dig deeper into the gulf separating the ruling classes from its victims. He then traveled upriver to the state of Acre and met with seringueiros, or rubber tappers. These destitute farmers from the Northeast were brought to the Amazon jungle by the state to work in rubber production at the beginning of World War II. They mixed with the Kaxinawas, Asháninkas, and Jaminawas populations, and were exploited and devastated. Today a few tribes remain, living in harmony with the forest grazed on by progeny of rubber soldiers manipulated by the agro-industry.
2am – 7pm from Wednesday to Friday / 1am – 7pm on Saturday and Sunday
Exhibition accessible on presentation of the Rencontres d’Arles 2019 pass.