Bertrand Meunier
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  • A Doubtful Manifesto (China, 2016)

    “Photocopied architecture” is the term often used when referring to urbanism in China. All the towns look alike and nothing enables one to distinguish one from the other. The same generic model is to be found everywhere.

    The city of Wuhan is a gigantic construction site. Identical urban objects are scattered haphazardly everywhere amidst the last vestiges of the past, of a history no one takes any notice of anymore. The architecture resembles a forceps delivery, the doubtful manifesto of the number one economy of the world.

    This series deals with theses new urban landscapes, showing the last traces of the collective buildings of the sixties and seventies, and also with the men and women working on the sites.

    Exhibition at the Wuhan Art Museum : 10 June – 03 July 2016

    Made during a residency, with the support of the French Institut and the Wuhan Art Museum, this work will continue in other chinese cities.