01 - Contemplation
Who is present in this picture? The photographer or the contemplator? Are they present, or in their thoughts? What about you, are you currently present? Do you feel your feet? The weight of your body? The temperature of the room? What do we take the time to contemplate daily? What do we forget to contemplate, out of habit?
The contemplated work:
Charcoal and red chalk on canvas from Alexey KALLIMA
1969, Grozny (Autonomous Republic of Chechnya)
from the series "Chechen Women's Team of parachute Jumping 2010"
Exhibited at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg
02 - THE UNSEEN GUIDES
Present, yet almost forgotten, they enlighten our paths into our destinies.
03 - THE CHOICE
The church tower standing between light and darkness
04 - LA PALETTE
How did we get used to the infinite palette of colours that nature offers us every autumn?
05 - HARMONIA
We are constantly searching for inner harmony, but in reality, can’t we just open our senses to what is around us? Even in the middle of a street, when we’re lost in our thoughts? Why not take the time to appreciate this musician whose music accompanies the laughter of this young couple? And the discussions that mingle with the sound of footsteps, each at their own pace?
The people cross and uncross as one would weave a web, where each one has his place. Like an orchestra that can only sound right if each person plays his part at his own pace.
06 - THE REFUGE
What if we belonged everywhere?
07 - LE TEMPS
Isn't the goal to stop fearing time, so that we can sincerely appreciate it?
08 - PERMANENT IMPERMANENCE
With each cycle, the leaves of the trees turn yellow, then red, and finally fall and come to feed the soil and relieve the tree so that it can survive the winter. What we observe in nature is reflected in each of us. Just like the trees, we are in constant change. We shed our weights in order to display new colors next spring, while remaining anchored in our roots. We let go to grow, to flourish, to survive. We draw from our roots, intertwined with the roots of those around us, to feed ourselves, to grow. And in this cycle of perpetual change, each step has its place, each step has its time.
09 - GENESIS
Water, like emotions, finds its refuge deep in the rough stone, deep in our armor.
10 - TIMELESS
Do we leave our past behind or do we move towards it?
11 - LA VÉRITÉ
Our thoughts create a reflection of reality.
How much can we trust this reflection, rather than accepting what is in front of us, free of any judgment ?
12 - TUNED
The symetrical reflections of life
13 - THE POWERFUL SOFTNESS OF WATER
The water, on its way, gently strokes the obstacles to better overcome them.
14 - INFINITY
Do we measure the value of history's precious gifts?
15 - SIEMPRE
The landscape beholds the lens.
16 - VULNERABILITY
Nature reveals us the underestimated power of vulnerability.
17 - THE EDGE OF TIME
What if everything was possible, what would you do differently?