Dans les plis de la ville, 2012-2018

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© Emmanuelle Bayart

The documentary series Dans les plis de la ville is the result of a search for traces in the urban fabric of the outskirts of Paris, which Emmanuelle Bayart systematically walked by foot. Made up of views of the city in which the body occupies space in such a way that it is sometimes difficult to distinguish inside and outside, or the nature of the place, Bayart shows us the “uninhabitable”. Meticulously composed and oscillating between distress and enchantment, her photographs interrogate our democratic values and community life in present-day societies.

This project was realized in collaboration with curator Françoise Mamie.

Venue: Gewölbe Galerie


Emmanuelle Bayart (CH), born in 1981 in France, lives and works in Geneva. She studied at Beaux-Arts in Rouen, at the School of Photography in Vevey (CEPV) and at the School of Art and Design in Geneva (HEAD). Her work has been exhibited in Switzerland at Villa Dutoit, ewz-Unterwerk Selnau, Fermeasile, PhotoforumPasquart and internationally. In 2014, her first monographic book Commemoration was published by Centre de la photographie Genève.