(Un)Inhabitable? Art of Extreme EnvironmentsMaison Européenne de la Photographie. 5-7, Rue de Fourcy, 75004 Paris. Metro: Saint Paul or Pont Marie
September 9 - October 11 2009 Wednesday – Sunday / 11 am-8 pm
"(Un)Inhabitable? – Art of Extreme Environments" presents works that explore the meaning of living in extreme environments, in the imaginary realm as well as in the physical one, in the political, social and environmental fields as well as in the poetic ones. The 2009 edition of the @rt Outsiders Festival —celebrating this year its tenth anniversary—focuses on extreme environments.
These are environments that were, until recently, uninhabited by human beings and that contemporary science and technology turn into "inhabitable" places (Antarctica, underwater world, outer space, deserts); but also those that are becoming "uninhabitable" due to the impacts of our way of life (pollution, technological accidents, economical pressures and global warming).
Artists : Howard Boland & Laura Cinti ; Anne Brodie ; Peter Cusack ; Stephen Eastaugh ; Shiro Matsui ; Connie Mendoza ; Hu Jie Ming ; Forrest Myers ; Lucy + Jorge Orta ; Bradley Pitts ; Andrea Polli ; Catherine Rannou ; Ana Rewakowicz ; Yang Yi.
Curators : Jean-Luc Soret, artistic director of the @rt Outsiders Festival. Annick Bureaud, theoretician and art critic, director of Leonardo/Olats.
Press : Yannick Le Guillanton Tel : ++ 33/1 44 78 75 20 E-Mail : le.guillanton [@] art-outsiders.com