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Civilization. What an era!

90 min visit

Marseille
MUCEM
19 May → 28 Jun 2021
From Wednesday to Monday, from 10 am to 7 pm (8 pm until October). Closed Tuesday

« An unique exhibition offers a global vision of everything that makes up our "civilisation" today. "civilisation" today.  »

Photography has the power to freeze reality as it is, whatever the time and place. It is often harmonious and luminous, but it is also harsh, raw and terrifying, in any case, it is never neutral. In the photographic exhibition 'Civilization - What an era! "all realities and emotions are present. It looks at civilization as it is in the 21st century, from one end of the planet to the other, with a particular interest in what brings us together, in what is shared collectively, in a world where individualistic values often dominate. It takes on a special significance as a reflection of the world before the Covid-19 pandemic. Nearly 280 original prints as stand-alone works or as part of a series, and more than 100 photographers from Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and the Americas are brought together for this monumental international photography exhibition. Young talents rub shoulders with renowned photographers (including Massimo Vitali, Pieter Hugo, Lauren Greenfield, Wang Qingsong, Raphaël Dallaporta, Valérie Belin, Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer...). Photography can also be approached as a collective enterprise. Together, the photographers draw a multifaceted portrait of our time. They are busy, in every corner of the world, in every country and city, observing, recording, interpreting - and of course immortalising - our times: where and how we live; how we work and play; how we move our bodies and possessions and share our ideas; how we collaborate and compete; how we make love and war. In every corner of the globe, photographers observe, record, interpret, and of course immortalise the world as it is. The exhibition was originally scheduled to open on 24 February 2021, but you will be able to see it from 19 May 2021.

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