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Current Exhibitions

Yvon Lambert - Border stories
Jardins du Bra’Haus I, montée du château (LUXEMBOURG)
From 2017-09-30 to 2018-09-29


Guy Tillim - Museum of the Revolution
Stevenson Gallery (SOUTH AFRICA)
From 2017-10-12 to 2017-11-25


Françoise Huguier - Couleurs Pays
Le Quadrilatère (festival photographique les Photaumnales) (FRANCE)
From 2017-10-14 to 2017-12-31


Pia Elizondo - The Fall
Institut culturel du Mexique (FRANCE)
From 2017-10-27 to 2018-01-27


Munem Wasif - Jomin O Joban - A Tale Of Land
Gallery Project 88 (INDIA)
From 2017-10-27 to 2017-12-08


Martin Bogren - Italia
Le Plac’art Photo (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-03 to 2017-11-19


Gérard Rondeau - Chroniques d\'un portraitiste
Le Parvis Espace Culturel (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-04 to 2017-12-30


José Manuel Navia - Cervantes ou le désir de vivre
Instituto Cervantes (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-07 to 2018-01-13


José Manuel Navia - Colombia, La Creciente
Bibliothèque Elsa Triolet (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-09 to 2018-01-20


Davide Monteleone - The April Theses, In The Russian East
Spazio Fondo Malerba (ITALY)
From 2017-11-16 to 2017-11-29


Patrick Taberna - The back season
Galerie Camera Obscura (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-17 to 2017-12-30


Guillaume Zuili - Smoke & Mirrors
Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-17 to 2018-02-10


Next exhibitions

Gérard Rondeau - Paysages
Galeries de la Cour des Jardiniers (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-19 to 2018-02-28

Françoise Huguier - Virtual Seoul
Musée Olympique (SWITZERLAND)
From 2017-12-07 to 2018-03-11

Les autres, balade araméenne

Christophe Goussard

Médiathèque de Lourdes
Place du Champ Commun
65100 Lourdes (FRANCE)
05.62.94.24.21

From 2010-07-24 to 2010-09-18


• Tuesday : 10am-6pm / Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday : 9am-12am and 2pm-7pm; Friday : 2pm-7pm

56km north of Damascus, the village of Ma’loula has a peculiar history: the majority of its inhabitants are Aramaic speaking Christians, more precisely they use the Palestinians strain of the ancient language ; the language of Christ. Along with two neighboring villages, it is the last to do so.
Whereas wars rage and threaten Syria’s bordering countries, and while these wars are increasingly presented as sectarian conflicts, Ma’aloula maintains a peaceful co-existence between Christians and Muslims so that the ancient bonds are not broken. Ma’aloula has at least two paradoxes and this is another of its quirks and demonstrates a dialogue of mutual respect.
Ma’loulans live their faith to such excess that it has almost become folklore. During the famous Festival of the Cross, people drink arak and throw flaming tires from the mountains to the village, people dance and Christ is celebrated under enormous neon crosses.
For economic reasons there has been high immigration and Ma’aloula has gradually lost the continued use of its language which is being replaced by Arabic. An attempt, however, is now being made to save Aramaic by teaching it in a school in the village even though in the two neighboring Muslim villages, Jubb’adin and Bakh’a, Christ’s language is spoken naturally.
Christophe Goussard and Christophe Dabitch went three times to Maaloula. Of their experience was born the exhibition" The others, the Aramaic stroll ", of which a book has been publishing by Editions Filigranes.

Exhibitions catalog

Monographic exhibitions

Albert & Verzone
Bacigalupo Martina
Berruti Massimo
Boudjelal Bruno
Brault Philippe
Chapin Jean-Luc
Chivet Sophie
Coulange Olivier
Dailleux Denis
Darzacq Denis
Delpoux Dominique
Descamps Bernard
Deschamps Pierre-Olivier
Desprez Bertrand
Doury Claudine
Duroy Stéphane
Eshraghi Isabelle
Flore Maia
Fontaine François
Gomez Rovira Rodrigo
Goussard Christophe
Grignet Brigitte
Guigui Stanislas
Hingley Liz
Hock Marin
Hopkins Rip
Huguier Françoise
Hyytiäinen Arja
Iuncker Steeve
Lambert Yvon
Lecloux Frédéric
Lekfeldt Thomas
Martin Claire
Mirguet Olivier
Navia José Manuel
Nejmi Malik
Pauquet Claude
Picard Fabrice
Picard Serge
Pierrot Emmanuel
Propeck Agnès
Rearick Anne
Rondeau Gérard
Sauveur David
Sutkus Antanas
Taberna Patrick
Ten Hoopen Pieter
Tillim Guy
Van Denderen Ad
Vanden Eeckhoudt Michel
Wasif Munem
Winship Vanessa
Yankang Yang
Zuili Guillaume

Collective Exhibitions

  • Vu' by Robert Delpire
  • Full Size Nature
  • VU' in Paris
  • European Works

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