Born in 1973, Ron Amir is a famous contemporary Israeli photographer. His projects are varied and bold and focuses on major subjects of the current society: in other words, it was about time to discover him in a major French museum!
The exhibition you’ll be visiting at the MAMVP (Paris Museum of Modern Art) has been already displayed at Jerusalem Israel Museum in 2016. It shows a collection of about thirty colored and grand format photographs as well as six videos.
The artist speaks about refugees’ living conditions held in Holot detention center, set in the Negev desert (south of Israel), and now closed. Coming from Sudan and Eritrea, these refugees fled their homelands where they suffered an all-time terror and are now forced to clock in days and nights at the Holot detention facility.
His works focuses on the refugees’ oh-so peculiar daily life; dating from 2014-2016, these pictures show no face, no body, but ask about the marks of a reinvented life in the desert. One observes how, by using sticks, sand, stones and abandoned objects, refugees have built community huts, tea salons, set benches, gyms, improvised ovens…
In other words, how life always finds a way. Fascinating.
Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris
12 Avenue de New York
75116 Paris 16
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