Au milieu de nulle part



Au milieu de nulle part

Past: November 14, 2012 → March 22, 2013

As part of the Mois de la Photo à Paris, November 2012.

“In the middle of nowhere” is a paradoxical expression with a wide range of connotations (from irony to poetry, from disenchantment to contemplation), it is used to refer to an object or a place from a relatively unplaceable space. It indicates a remote thing or location that is out of the ordinary or that juts out unexpectedly from the flat immensity plane. Literally an unplaceable place — an absurdity, a paradox, a deception, an illusion, a brightness — which represents a fabulous subject for photography.

Here, photography demonstrates its power to represent space-time continuums outside our everyday world, outside its flux, noise and inattention. For Pascal Grandmaison, Isabelle Hayeur and Thomas Kneubühler, the framing is a crucial process that proposes another way of dividing up reality to take us elsewhere. Not towards some form of exoticism but, on the contrary and more colloquially, to the middle of nowhere.

The exhibition brings together forty-five photographic works from various series produced between 1998 and 2011.

  • Visit Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:30 PM → 6:30 PM

    Guided tour with the artists, reservation needed 01 44 43 21 48

  • Opening Tuesday, November 13, 2012 6:30 PM → 9 PM

    Free entrance, last access 8:30 p.m.

07 Paris 7 Zoom in 07 Paris 7 Zoom out

5, rue de Constantine

75007 Paris

T. 01 44 43 21 90 — F. 01 44 43 21 99

Official website

Assemblée Nationale

Opening hours

Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM

Admission fee

Free entrance

03 portique 302x284 original

The artists

  • Pascal Grandmaison
  • Isabelle Hayeur
  • Thomas KneubÜlher