Paris. Place of Republic. The evening of the terrorist attack against Charlie hebdo. We were here. We were together as one. A huge, compact, mourning crowd. I went on the top of the statue. Up there, a girl waved a sign with a , shouting "we are not afraid". Crowd below chorus rumbling "we are not afraid!". Two friends, a black and a white guy, also chant "we are not afraid" and others "freedom of extression" "all together for democracy", "pencils freedom", "no amalgam"......
No microphone, no media up there. Only these cries for Charlie and crowd clamours in the night. Intellectuals, drawers have been killled for drawings. The evening, up there, parisian peoplel were outraged, united and proud. I had the feeling that, yes, we are the Nation for Human Rights. Thanks Charlie. Benedicte Van der Maar
This is an extensive personal project based on my reports since 2007. A reflection on identities. Parallel to my elaboration of the topic Fagility, I worked also in Haiti, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Tunisia, Israël, India and in Syria.
Since 2007, Fragile approaches the transitory, the delicate and precarious human statute, particularly that of women. A series of minimalists portraits within the confines of my studio. I sought to highlight women's multiple identities.
The Fonderie d'Art de la Plaine and Philippe Verger invit you at their grand opening for the automn exhibition, on the 5th of november at 19h.
Exhibited artists : Bénédicte Van der Maar, Dominique Fury, Toxic, Germaine Richier, Frederique Brigaud, Mauro Corda, Daniel Daviau.
LUX FESTIVAL AT LE TOUQUET - VAN DER MAAR
15th jun- 1st of sept. 2013 - LE TOUQUET, "LUX EXPO" : VAN DER MAAR's work on a photographic tour in dunes with EDF sponsor.
EXHIBITION : 14-24 fév. CHAMPS ELYSÉES PARIS
The Old Parisian Lady
Eiffel Tour. The old parisian lady's story
24th may - 2nd juin 2013
Exhibition : Place Saint-Suplice, Paris
Night for Contemporary Photography 2012 - 25th of jun, Paris Click here
Sundays in October : studio opening
The Studio opens from 14 to 19h
on sundays 14, 21 ans 28 october