The "Egypt 3000" exhibition with works by Olivier Cablat will be on display in Vevey, Switzerland, from 19 June to 27 July. In this project, Cablat deals with the complex relationship between contemporary Egypt and its glorious past.
An explorer of daily life
This work first began to take shape back in October 2003 and June 2004, when the French photographer was taking part in a programme of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - National Centre for Scientific Research) in Karnak, southern Egypt. The programme involved identifying and documenting objects that had surfaced at archaeological digs. Cablat takes a look at Egypt's contemporary everyday objects – a foot mat or a box of matches –, with an equally scientific approach, and uses this approach to reveal an outmoded relationship to the past, while also offering an unorthodox glimpse at the way we deal with symbols.
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