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Visage(s) d'Europe
Clare Lyons

  • From 2 to 29 May 2022

Admission free, open-air exhibition along the Berges de Seine Rive Droite, Les Nautes - 1 Quai des Célestins, Paris 4e

The CCI is delighted to join with fourteen other European cultural insitutes within the EUNIC group to present the 4th edition of Visage(s) d’Europe.

Organised in collaboration with the FETART collective – who orchestrate CIRCULATION(S), an annual festival advocating young European photographers – and the Mairie de Paris, this open air exhibition is an exciting display of the diverse artistic approaches emerging on the European photography scene.

Ireland’s chosen photographer is Clare Lyons who exhibits four works from her delicate and highly personal series Every Saturday.

"I was born in 1993, but my official birth certificate was issued three years later in 1996. Following court orders, I spent every Saturday with the man listed as my biological father, but he is not my Dad. Every Saturday is the culmination of a lifetime of trauma, pain, and confusion, resulting in an autobiographical narrative which reflects on identity and what it means to be family. Through experimental methods of working with my family archive and childlike crafting using ephemeral materials from the landscape, the story affirms my sense of self, connection with my Dad, and confirms that love goes much deeper than biological connection."

Exhibition organised by EUNIC Paris
Curated by Collectif FETART - More information from 1 May on the FETART website
Irish selection presented with the support of Culture Ireland, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and British Council Northern Ireland