”Civilization - The Way We Live Now” presents the work of one hundred and ten photographers from all five continents. Bringing together young talents as well as renowned artists, this exhibition showcases more than 200 original prints by Massimo Vitali, Pieter Hugo, Lauren Greenfield, Wang Qingsong, Raphaël Dallaporta, Valérie Belin, Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer...
Together, they draw a plural portrait of our time. “Civilization - The Way We Live Now” concerns civilization as it is in the 21st century, from one end of the planet to the other, particularly in what unites us and what is shared collectively in a world where the values of individualism often dominate.
It takes on a special significance as a reflection of the world before the Covid-19 pandemic. Housing, work, leisure, transport, education, arts, science, technology... All over the world, photographers observe, record, interpret, and of course immortalise the world as it is. Thanks to their work, this unique exhibition offers a global vision of everything that makes up our “civilization” today.
Valerie Belin's Model II series (2006) is presented in the exhibition.