Exhibition bringing poetry, photos together

Published: 16th July 2012 11:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th July 2012 11:42 AM   |  A+A-

There is a hidden image in every poetry which unveils itself before the reader in his mindscape. And there is a beautiful poetry in every photograph that charms a beholder. When the two get together, it could be an artist’s dream and a spectator’s treat.

One such unique exhibition will be hosted by the Alliance de Francaise, Vazhuthacaud, for ten days starting July 20, where French photographer Pascal Bernard’s endearing photos will be poetically captioned by Indian poet Anupama Raju.

The exhibition has 28 tryptiques - sets of three photographs - that have captured the sights and places of Pondicherry. Each tryptique has a picture of the person, a picture of the person in the place of his/her choice and a shot of the actual place.

Filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan will inaugurate ‘Une Ville, Un Lieu, Une Personne’,  the exhibition of photographs and poetry, at Alliance Francaise on July 20 at 6.30 pm.

An Indo-French project, ‘Une Ville, Un Lieu, Une Personne’ (One City, One Place, One Person) explores Pondicherry through Pascal’s photos and Anupama’s poetry.

Anupama Raju, a writer based in Thiruvananthapuram, has written the poems in English which have been translated into French by her with a word/statement in Tamil too since the three make up the official languages of Pondicherry.

The exhibition is the result of a joint residency programme by Alliance Francaise de Pondicherry and Le Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle, France which bought together French and Indian artists for a unique collaboration.

The project debuted as an exhibition of photographs and poetry in La Rochelle, France in May 2012 and opened in India at the Alliance Francaise de Pondicherry earlier this month. The exhibition will also visit the Alliance Francaise de Chennai in September.

For more information, call 0471-2320666 / 6578808.

India Matters


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