L’Académie des Beaux-Arts welcomes FLORE, winner of the 2018 Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière Photography Prize in partnership with L’Académie des beaux-arts. After the artist’s first series Lointains souvenirs on the adolescence of Marguerite Duras, FLORE continues to “photographically invent” a mythical Indochina. She proposes a journey through time enlarging unsuspected spaces of the world, capturing something that did not necessarily exist but whose premise is accepted, a life that would have been lived almost 100 years ago and that Marguerite Duras recounts in her books.
Académie des beaux-arts
The Académie des Beaux-Arts is one of the five academies that constitute the Institut de France. It encourages the artistic creation in all its forms and watch over the French cultural heritage. It aims at supporting creation by organizing contests, giving prizes, financing artist residencies and granting artistic projects and events in France and abroad. Advisory body to the public authorities, the academy has been founded with a multidisciplinary approach, gathering fifty-nine members divided into eight artistic sections.