S O N D E R
Paths cross. Today is a day of significance for many people. Today someone will fall in love, an artist will have their grand opening, someone will be born, another will mourn.Today is both ordinary and extraordinary: for you woke up with breath in your lungs and our paths have crossed. Amidst the refugee crisis, globalisation, climate change and culture wars we hope to create a space of rest, reflection and welcome. We all partake in a story of love and brokenheartedness, hope and healing, dreams and reality. We are all on a pilgrimage of finding home and belonging. In the SONDER exhibition at La Fondation des Etats Unis, you will find a broken mirror and Iranian rug found on the streets of Paris, furniture from the La Fondation des Etats Unis in 1930s used by generations of students living and studying here, words from our diaries, love letters and most importantly: space. You are invited to create with us.
About the Artists
Photos by Anastasia Glock
Photos by AHN Yohan
The home is a gallery of life. The walls of our homes are covered with our identity. Going into someone’s home for the first time you are able to decode cultural, economic, social and even religious values and practices. Family photos covering the refrigerator, medicine cabinets full of perfume and self care products, to-do lists, cupboards of favorite mugs, minimal closets, a kitchen full of spices.