The Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, in the 20th arrondissement in Paris, has invited photographer Françoise Huguier to give a solo exhibition, called “Virtual Seoul”. As of 1982, following a long stay in Southeast Asia and Japan, the artist focused on the city of Seoul: a city that at that time was undergoing change and living to the rhythm of cease-fires. Concrete buildings were just rising from the ground while the subway had just been installed. The big Seoul construction site from that time has nothing to do with the city that Françoise Huguier would see again in 2014, now a megalopolis holding 25 million inhabitants. At that point, the photographer turned her interest to K-pop and photographed the districts associated with outrageous consumption: Myeong-dong, Hongdae and gigantic shopping-malls. The exhibition is a unique way to point to this metamorphosis.
Paris | 23 October 2016 | AMA | |