After the launch of his book “The Revolution Will Be Stopped Halfway“, Jason Oddy and the Espace Niemeyer Paris, imagined to continue their adventure and propose an exhibition “Concrete Spring” from July 6 to August 28, with the objective: To discover the works of the photographer and to highlight the unknown works of the architect in Algeria.
The Espace Niemeyer will therefore open its doors from 6 July to 29 August from Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm (last entries at 5pm).
ATTENTION EXHIBITION CLOSED ON 14th JULY and 12th AUGUST
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Among the many works built by the Brazilian modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer, his Algerian projects are the least known. From 1968, Algerian President Houari Boumediene commissioned Oscar Niemeyer to build two universities and an Olympic sports hall, as well as a series of large-scale projects that will never be realized.
In 2013, Jason Oddy created an in-depth photographic study of the completed buildings, buildings that, nearly half a century before, were integral to Algeria’s desire, after independence, to transform into a modern, outward-looking nation.
Jason Oddy is a writer and artist whose work focuses on local politics. His photographic research on the Pentagon, the sanatoriums of the former Soviet Union and the Guantanamo Bay golf course has been published and exhibited around the world, notably in Paris Photo, at the Photographers’ Gallery (London), at the Milan Triennale, at the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam and at the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean in Marseille.
Oddy’s first book, Notes du désert (Grasset, 2017), is an investigation of the US counterterrorism training grounds after September 11.
For any purchase of an artwork, please contact the Belem Gallery (7 Rue Froissart, 75003 Paris; +33 1 45 63 12 21; https://www.galerie-belem.com/jason-oddy)