One of the places where I hope to get in June, when Liliana and me will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary in Paris is a an exhibition open at from April 28th (date of the vernissage) to September 15th at Galerie Wanted, 23 rue du Roi de Sicile.

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You can get some information about the gallery at http://www.wantedparis.com/. Located in a former factory in the heart of Paris, it offers a generous space to exhibit photographic art and has an amazing Internet presence, also used as a channel to sell the exhibited works.

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Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre are the two artists that expose at ‘Wanted’ the exibition dedicated to ‘The Ruins of Detroit’. Born in the suburbs of Paris in 1981 and 1987 respectively, the two artists love to photograph the contemporary ruins of our civilization – from the abandoned cinema theaters in Hollywood to the industrial palaces of the big industries of yesterday. You can learn more about them and especially watch more of their art at http://www.marchandmeffre.com/.

source http://www.amazon.com/RUINS-DETROIT-Yves-Marchand/dp/3869300426/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304144274&sr=8-1

The subject of the current exhibition is the city of Detroit – the imploding former capital of the auto industry of the United States. This is the world caught on screen by Clint Eastwood in his movie ‘Grand Torino’. According to TIME magazine the city lost in the first decade of the 21st century 25% of its population, reaching a full century low figure. Downtown skyscrapers and fastidious theaters in ruins, suburbs reclaimed by a wild vegetation are snap-shoot by the two French artists in troubling images speaking about the timely essence and the ephemeral nature of any civilization. A troubling beauty emanates from the photos.  For those who cannot get to the exhibition and are not satisfied with the Web photos, an album is available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/RUINS-DETROIT-Yves-Marchand/dp/3869300426/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304144274&sr=8-1.