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Olivier Monge

07.12.2020 – 17.01.2021

For more than fifteen years, Olivier Monge has travelled the world to photograph the invisible. In Morocco, and more precisely in Marrakech, he has taken up the subject of the city’s identity and ancestral heritage to develop a photographic narrative produced during his artistic residencies at Jardin Rouge.

Without lyricism, Olivier Monge looks at what our eyes, in our daily life, do not see or no longer see: the water, the palm tree, the khettara, the wadi, the breakwater.

He composes in images a statement of the essential. For the water and the palm tree, the superimposition of dozens of photographs creates an unusual framework that leaves us free to construct a new imagination. Alternating shadows and changes in scale, the artist guides us through a cartography of aerial or satellite views revealing the khettaras and wadis from a different perspective. Sculptural and intangible, the breakwater of the Tensift bridge is lost in a very hard light, as if frozen in a beauty that resists.

Jardin Rouge Residency- Salle des Casques – From 07 december 2020 to 17 january 2021