ManifestO 2021

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“ Catherine Poncin, as an image archaeologist, recreates worlds, stories becoming our stories, lives feeling familiar to us. ”

And yet we were lucky and some would say, we escaped the worst in the prevailing hardship that cast a cloud over Culture more than anything else because it is affecting our souls. And yet, we’re resisting and we are not the only ones.
In September, ManifestO will be honoured to exhibit Catherine Poncin’s works.

Her photos, but not only, because Catherine, as an image archaeologist, recreates worlds, stories becoming our stories, lives feeling familiar to us, from documents she was given, or she collected where they had been abandoned, flea markets or
yard sales. Catherine Poncin proposes an interpretation of her reality with the distinctiveness of becoming universal. Her art of creation lies with fiction born from reality thus creating artwork, in all its diversity. She makes history with stories, with memory as a creative material.

We will exhibit a vast overview of her photo and video works, in three shipping containers set in the public space, as well as at the Gallery l’Imagerie and during an outdoor screening evening.

Catherine Poncin’s works will be exhibited along with the photos of the 10 prizewinners of the year, selected by the jury she chaired, Patrick le Bescont (Éditions Filigranes director) and Éric Sinatora ( GRAPh-CMi director).

Jacques Sierpinski, art director ManifestO festival.