La Villette Park exhibits 22 giant portraits by REZA in “One World One Tribe” during four months from September 16th, 2010 to January 3rd, 2011

Covering the entire surface of “La Villette Park” (North-East Paris) and decorating the facade of the “Folies” (little red buildings created by architect Bernard Tschumi), One World One Tribe is an installation by Reza on the135 acres of the park.

Twenty-two portraits bring visitors face to face with the story of lives of men and women caught in the whirlwind of History. From Rwanda to Afghanistan, from Cambodia to China, Mongolia and Pakistan, passing through Cairo, visitors will explore the conflicts, the pain and the dreams that drive, divide and bring together men, women, and children each with their own with individual stories.

In this installation, Reza uses a variety of portraits to reconstruct the reality of contemporary history. This exhibition, of giant proportions, chronicles the work of a photographer that makes us think about our role in society, our commitments and our future as global citizens.

Practical information:

« One World one tribe”

Outdoor installation on the folies inside the park.

From September 16th, 2010 to January 3rd, 2011. All day long, evening included.

Free Entrance
Métro Porte de Pantin (ligne 5) ou Porte de la Villette (ligne 7)
Parking parc de la Villette nord
Bus lignes PC2, PC3, 75, 151
Download the map. (.pdf 53Ko)

Contact: 01 40 03 75 75

More information on La Villette’s website (French)

Photos of the opening day (Sep. 16, 2010) with Reza:

And some photos under heavy snow

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