press release

Soulèvements/Uprisings is a cross-disciplinary exhibition on the theme of collective emotions and also political events where they involve crowds of people in revolt. It will be about social disorder, political agitation, uprisings, rebellions, revolts, revolutions, racket and riots – disturbances of all kinds and sorts. It interrogates the notion of the representation of the peoples in both the aesthetic and the political senses of the word ‘representation’.

It is in some ways an extension of the exhibition ‘Atlas’ and, like that exhibition, is based on theoretical and historiographical work that I carried out over a number of years, notably in a series of books entitled L’œil de l’histoire (‘The Eye of History’), the later volumes of which deal with the question of ‘peoples on display’, and with emotion – given that emotion needs to be included in a work of political anthropology.

Artist: Roberto Rossellini, Francisco Goya, Gustave Courbet, Victor Hugo, Honoré Daumier, André Devambez, James Ensor, Félix Valotton, George Orwell, Jack London, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Gerda Taro, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Pablo Picasso, Mikhaïl Romm, Frederick Griffith, Sergei Eisenstein, Lang, Charlie Chaplin, John Heartfield, George Grosz, Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin, Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Chris Marker, Glauber Rocha, Peter Watkins, Artavazd Pelechian, Béla Tarr, Artur Aristakisian, Sylvain George, Sigmar Polke, Harun Farocki, Jean-Luc Moulène, Pedro G. Romero, Jalal Toufic, Abou Naddara & others.