La Rivière m’a dit — Exposition collective



La Rivière m’a dit
Exposition collective

Past: January 23 → April 14, 2019

Margaret salmon exposition le plateau paris 1 grid La Rivière m’a dit — Le Plateau, Paris Le Plateau présente, jusqu’au 14 avril, une exposition sous forme de parcours labyrinthique qui nous plonge au cœur de l'obscurité,... 2 - Bien Critique

Whether a strange journey to Tahiti following in Gauguin’s footsteps, the portrait of a solitary recluse in the middle of the woods philosophising about the origin and fate of mankind, children learning about fauna in a forest setting, a quasi-mythical scene showing a group of men, women and children bathing in a river, portraits of four women defying conventional lifestyles, or recordings and visions of healing ceremonies in the Peruvian Amazon, the exhibition La Rivière m’a dit presents a series of works within which nature occupies a prominent place in a variety of ways.

Addressing issues regarding nature inevitably leaves us with a rather grim outlook. The impending ecological disaster is becoming a more unbearable reality by the day, while man is still failing to redefine his vital relationship with the world.

While the exhibition and works do not necessarily take overtly political and ecological stances, “La Rivière m’a dit” is an exhibition that seems to suggest alternative avenues despite being tinged with nostalgia and mirroring a lost paradise.

Consisting exclusively of videos that are mostly from the collection, “La Rivière m’a dit” runs like a long visual poem in the dark spaces of Le Plateau: a lost paradise, or more positively, a providential place for real regeneration.

Exhibition curator: Xavier Franceschi
  • Opening Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6 PM → 9 PM
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22 rue des Alouettes

75019 Paris

T. 01 76 21 13 41


Opening hours

Wednesday – Sunday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Late night and drinks : 1st Wednesday of each month (except opening dates) until 9pm

Admission fee

Free entrance

Venue schedule

The artists

  • Ben Russell
  • Margaret Salmon
  • Ben Rivers
  • Nashashibi/Skaer
  • Melanie Bonajo
  • Charlotte Cherici