« Extime » or exposed intimacy

Gilles Coulon

Although described as “silent”, Generation “Z” is expressive, sharing and open. The profusion of images produced and exchanged by these kids on social media is an iconographic treasure that tells us about their moods, their hopes, their love interest, their distress, without any filter. With the complicity of seven youngsters in the Paris region, Extime delves into this bank of images and restitutes it in the form of portrait mosaics, looking at their dreams, their doubts and their everyday concerns
Made with the support of La Souris

The national photographic commission

This series by Gilles Coulon was produced in the framework of the national photographic commission “La jeunesse en France” (“Youngsters in France”) initiated by the Ministry of Culture and Communication and steered by the National Centre for the Visual Arts (Centre national des arts plastiques – CNAP) in collaboration with the association CéTàVOIR. The photographs will integrate the National Fund of Contemporary Art (FNAC), and a book will be published in May 2017.

The exhibition

The exhibition « JEUNES-GÉNÉRATIONS » (« Youngsters in France ») presents the work of the fifteen photographers who are winners of the national commission :

Pablo BAQUEDANO, Marie-Noëlle BOUTIN, Gilles COULON, Chimène DENNEULIN, Claudine DOURY, Gabrielle DUPLANTIER, Guillaume HERBAUT, Yohanne LAMOULÈRE, Stéphane LAVOUÉ, Géraldine MILLO, Myr MURATET, Collectif : Alexandra POUZET/Bruno ALMOSNINO, Lola REBOUD, Klavdij SLUBAN et Patrice TERRAZ.

● In railway stations :
Paris Gare de Lyon : 1 – 10 April 2017
Opening in the presence of the artists on March 10th, 2017, 11 a.m (Espace Information SNCF – Hall 1)

Marseille Saint-Charles, Lille Europe, Bordeaux Saint-Jean et Strasbourg : 1st March – 30th April, 2017

● At Villa Pérochon-Cacp, Niort : 23 March – 13 May 2017

● At festival ImageSingulières, Sète : 24 May – 11 June 2017


Extime # 7 – Maxim © Gilles Coulon / Cnap / CéTàVOIR