Jeu de Paume

An excerpt of the series “Chiapas, the Zapatista insurrection in Mexico” by Mat Jacob is presented at Jeu de Paume as part of “Uprisings”, a collective exhibition curated by philosopher and art historian Georges Didi-Huberman.

About “Uprisings”:
Uprisings is a trans-disciplinary exhibition on the theme of human gestures that raise up the world or rise up against it: collective or individual gestures, actions or passions, works or thoughts. These figures of uprising and up-raising will range freely across mediums: paintings, drawings, prints, video installations, photographs, fiction films, documentary images, writers’ manuscripts, tracts, posters, etc., without hierarchies.
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About “CHIAPAS, the Zapatista insurrection in Mexico”:
Mat Jacob has been documenting the Zapatista insurrection in Mexico for more than twenty years. This movement – as much a cultural as a political one – wielded influence and became an emblem for the alter-globalisation. Mat Jacob’s work has been published by Actes Sud as part of the collection Photo Poche Histoire (2015).
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“Uprisings” (“Soulèvements”)
From 18 October 2016 until 15 January 2017
Jeu de Paume
1 Place de la Concorde, Paris (France)


La marche zapatiste
© Mat Jacob / Tendance Floue
Arrival of the Zapatista walk, on Zocalo in Mexico, 11 March 2001.
From the series “CHIAPAS, the Zapatista insurrection in Mexico”