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Current Exhibitions

JR - Momentum, la mécanique de l\'épreuve
Maison Européenne de la Photographie (FRANCE)
From 2018-11-07 to 2019-02-10


Juan Manuel Castro Prieto - Juan Manuel Castro Prieto
Le Parvis (Espace Culturel) (FRANCE)
From 2018-11-17 to 2019-01-19


Kommunalka

Françoise Huguier
Pavillon carré de Baudoin
121 rue de Ménilmontant
75020 Paris (FRANCE)
01 58 53 55 40

From 2010-11-05 to 2011-01-08


• Open Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 am – 6.00 pm ▶ Admission free

“Someone was kicking my bedroom door: I woke up with a jolt. It was
four in the morning. Two guys holding bottles of vodka insisted we got to know each other. Their room was at the end of the corridor. On the way we bumped into an old woman, the one who can never get to sleep. With a wave of her hand she seemed to say don't worry, I keep watch day and night. After two or three hours of more or less disjointed conversation, I left my neighbours room and went to get breakfast ready in the communal kitchen. I started to cook an omelette on one of the gas cookers; suddenly I realized it was the wrong one I was using. Here, everyone is supposed to use their own things: teatowels, towels, knives and forks, pans, even your own toilet seat. In the Kommounalki , apart from the flat, nothing is communal, nothing is shared. And woe betide anyone who, like me, uses a neighbour's stove. With one of the residents, a woman of 65 in a pink flowered apron and scruffy slippers, staring angrily at me, I hastily moved my frying pan onto the right stove.

Her mood softened a little, and the lady in the apron told me that everyone
called her Françoise Sagan. I've read all her books, she's my idol, she said
with a hint of pride. And then, cutting short her emotional outpourings, she
reminded me that it was my turn to wash the kitchen floor as well as doing
the washing-up”.

From “Kommounalki”, published by Actes Sud Françoise Huguier's first
days in this communal apartment in Saint-Petersburg were especially
troubling. She first became interested in this unusual form of communal
living when she stopped over in St Petersburg on her way to Siberia in 1991.
She later decided to explore it further. She knew she would need to make
several visits, and find a way of getting behind these closed doors.

To avoid being considered as a reporter, Françoise Huguier decided to rent
a room in one of the apartments and stay there on a regular basis.

Exhibitions catalog

Monographic exhibitions

Albert & Verzone
Bacigalupo Martina
Bouda Ferhat
Boudjelal Bruno
Brault Philippe
Castro Prieto Juan Manuel
Chapin Jean-Luc
Chivet Sophie
Coulange Olivier
Dailleux Denis
Darzacq Denis
Delpoux Dominique
Descamps Bernard
Deschamps Pierre-Olivier
Desprez Bertrand
Doury Claudine
Duroy Stéphane
Eshraghi Isabelle
Flore Maia
Fontaine François
Gomez Rovira Rodrigo
Goussard Christophe
Grignet Brigitte
Guigui Stanislas
Hock Marin
Hopkins Rip
Huguier Françoise
Hyytiäinen Arja
Iuncker Steeve
Lambert Yvon
Landry Amélie
Lecloux Frédéric
Lekfeldt Thomas
Mirguet Olivier
Navia José Manuel
Nejmi Malik
Pauquet Claude
Picard Fabrice
Picard Serge
Pierrot Emmanuel
Propeck Agnès
Rearick Anne
Rondeau Gérard
Sauveur David
Sutkus Antanas
Taberna Patrick
Ten Hoopen Pieter
Terré Ricard
Tillim Guy
Tunbjörk Lars
Van Denderen Ad
Vanden Eeckhoudt Michel
Wasif Munem
Winship Vanessa
Yankang Yang
Zuili Guillaume

Collective Exhibitions

  • Vu' by Robert Delpire
  • Full Size Nature
  • VU' in Paris
  • European Works

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