Do we need to travel to be happy ?
From May 20th 2022 to April 2nd 2023, the EDF Group Foundation presents « Do we need to travel to be happy ? », a new exhibition in France, on the theme of Travel, illustrated by the masterpieces of 32 French and international, contemporary artists.
Inviting visitors to question the travel nowadays, the exhibition addresses current issues, such as mobility re-thought following the sanitary crisis, or migration forced by exile. It is also an invitation to pleasure and emotion, to discover with another point of view, the universe of Travel. Nearly 50 pieces – structures, paintings, videos or photographs – refer to these major questions.
It is contemporary art and all of its creativity that enlighten reality. The artists and their masterpieces hit the spontaneous magic of travel considered as a means of knowledge, dialogue and development, to confront it to the issues of our time: what is the ecological footprint of travels and the related infrastructures? How does tourism make elsewhere an area of consumption? How do we look at populations that move by necessity, knowing others do it for leisure? Finally, dreaming is an essential dimension of travel, so which imaginary is the new one, for today and tomorrow’s travelers?
Collective curatoship :
- Nathalie Bazoche, EDF Group Foundation
- Rodolphe Christin, Sociologist
- Alexia Fabre with Julien Blanpied and Florence Cosson, MAC VAL – Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne
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