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Opening of “Raymond Depardon, La vie moderne”, the 5th exhibition by Fondation Cartier in collaboration with the Power Station of Art, in Shanghai.

Posted on Apr 21, 2023 in MB Watch

From April 22 to July 23, 2023, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and the Power Station of Art present Raymond Depardon, La vie moderne, the first solo exhibition in China of French photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon who, since the 1970s, has profoundly redefined the world of contemporary photography.  

Borrowing his title from the 2008 film, that concluded
the Profils paysans trilogy directed in collaboration with Claudine Nougaret, the Raymond Depardon, La vie moderne exhibition recounts the artist’s attachment to the rural world and gives a contemporary insight of France, its countryside, peripheral areas, and uneventful places, a vision removed from clichés, the picturesque, or romantic visions. A farmers’ son, Raymond Depardon draws a portrait of the world and of himself.

Showcasing a hundred photographs and one feature film, the exhibition shares the approach of the artist whose visual language is simple and often frontal, keeping the subject in a central position. Always searching for the right distance, Raymond Depardon builds relationships between people and places. He
listens and gives others a chance to speak, and projects a humanistic view of the world.

Fondation Cartier has previously held 4 other exhibitions in collaboration with the Power Station of Art: A Beautiful Elsewhere (2018), Junya Ishigami, Freeing Architecture (2019), Jean Nouvel, in my head, in my eye… belonging… (2019), and Trees (2021).

MB Projects has been supporting Fondation Cartier in all its projects in China since 2018, with services including coordination, content adaptation, translation and proofreading, mediation and communication and promotion services, especially developing a strong presence in Chinese social media networks and KOL collaborations.

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