The railway track, 07:00 a.m., February 25, 2012, ©Marie Bovo, Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris/London

Initially scheduled from February 25 to May 17, 2020 The Nocturnes exhibition at the Henry Cartier Bresson Foundation presents a unique selection of images taken by the artist, in Marseille, Paris and Africa.

Night and its mystery are Marie Bovo’s favorite subject.

This moment which plunges us into darkness when we are outside our halo, which reveals the fire under the pressure cooker and sometimes the lack of water or electricity.

It is this field that the visual artist shows us when her shots dissect the depopulated intermediate spaces.

Like this Roma camp, on a railway line and at first glance, emptied of its occupants but yet filled with their presence.

It is the same in Ghana when the darkness reveals the responsibility of the home assigned to women and the everyday objects abandoned under cover of night.

In Algiers also the windows of buildings, which look unoccupied, bring traces of life despite the multiple thick curtains.

A true theorist of everyday life, the photographer, infatuated with large formats which she systematically presents in series, captures the intimate under natural light without losing the politeness of the gaze.

His photographic (film) or video work is always approached with delicacy.

The exhibition produced in collaboration with the Kamel Mennour gallery presents 35 large format prints from 5 different series as well as 2 films.

From February 25 to August 23

Attention good deal: the HCB Foundation is extending until Wednesday July 15 the offer of reduced entry (€5) to visit the Marie Bovo – Nocturnes- and Marie Franck – Face à face exhibitions.

Marie Bovo
Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation
79, rue des Archives, 75003 Paris
Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Tel: +01 40 61 50 50 XNUMX

Algiers 22:05 p.m., November 9, 2013, ©Marie Bovo, Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris/London

Interior courtyard, February 17, 2009, ©Marie Bovo

Text: Katia Barillot



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