Scenography designed by Patrick Jouin
46 photographers from all corners of the world compare their visions of the world through 400 images, presented along the Seine on Quay Branly and in the museum garden.
The scenographic project aims to unite this photographic wealth and diversity along the promenade which dominates the banks. This is a magical location and it is essential to avoid disrupting the quality of the viewpoints that it offers of the city while proposing the visitor another reading of this linear path.
For the promenade, Patrick Jouin has designed a scenography which enables large and small formats to coexist without cancelling each other out or being lost in the crowd. Dense and confined spaces give way, in the blink of an eye, to views over the Seine. The levels of interpretation, angles of view and perspectives are as varied as the artists exhibited.
The scenography, like stones carried by the waves and tossed onto the shore, is designed as a dense block which, as the visitor progresses through the exhibition, shatters, breaks up, crumbles and finally, as small fragments, disperses beyond the promenade to the doors of the musée du quai Branly. This metaphor also illustrates the random and destructured nature, the organised disorder, which characterises the exhibition in a series of rhythms and pauses.
This year the exhibition is extended to the garden, where Patrick Jouin soberly showcases five photographers, each finding a special place in the luxuriant landscape designed by landscaper Gilles Clément.