Live and work in Guyana, France.
Lova Lova is the name of a duo formed by Léa Magnien (photographer) and Quentin Chantrel (photographer and videographer). In their photographic work, they picture a world in which cultures are articulated and confronted, and where identities are constantly evolving. Their practice is closely linked to their experiences in Guyana, where they grew up and currently live. Western philosophy may dominate this historically multicultural land, but we quickly understand that it is not the only way to look at the world. The notion of exoticism is constantly questioned by their photographs and takes on its full meaning.
Guest residency in partnership with FITE – Festival des Textiles Extra-ordinaires and Musée Bargoin, with the support of the Bullukian Foundation.
In the framework of FITE – International Festival of Extra Ordinary Textiles.
Musée Bargoin, 45, rue Balainvilliers, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
The exhibition at Musée Bargoin presents over eighty works, heritage textile creations, as well as contemporary and photographic works. All of them highlight thoughts and ideas relating to major issues and challenges of today’s world. This compelling and vital openness to the world gives rise to an awareness, that is at once individual and collective, concerning our common future, which all of humanity must seek to preserve. For this edition, the selection of works were designed or chosen by artists and institutions. They question themes such as universal and divine love; the notion of homeland, family and ancestors; and love of the planet as a common good, addressing environmental and ecological challenges.