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29 June - 20 September

10H00 - 19H30

By creating a transdisciplinary discussion across photography, social sciences and architecture, Infrastructure, Visible Upon Breakdown questions the cultural, political and spatial nature of infrastructure. It investigates the relationship between the tangible physical components of railroads, water supply or communication systems on the one hand and their intrinsic political and social values on the other. A new generation of photographers are revealing these relationships by recording, connecting and interpreting the visible evidence of the hidden, the inaccessible and the invisible. Curated and presented together, these projects are more than the sum of their parts unfolding a kaleidoscopic vision of the spaces we live in: they have the ability to reveal the hidden power structures, social constructs and ecological consequences that rest deep underneath the tons of concrete, steel and iron of today’s or tomorrow’s mighty infrastructures.

Eline Benjaminsen (1992), Sim Chi Yin (1978), Matthieu Gafsou (1981), Etienne Malapert (1991), Lise Straatsma (1990), Katrin Streicher (1980), Salvatore Vitale (1986)

Exhibition curators: Justinien Tribillon and Offshore Studio (Isabel Seiffert and Christoph Miler), winners of the Rencontres d’Arles curatorial research fellowship.

Installation by Xavier Monney.

The Rencontres d’Arles Curatorial Research Fellowship is generously supported by Jean-François Dubos.