Resilient Images: David Schalliol and Justine Pluvinage

Hyde Park Art Center and Centre Regional de la Photographie (CRP) are pleased to announce a two-part exhibition, which debuts the artwork produced during a year-long residency exchange between the organizations. “Resilient Images.”  

Featuring artists David Schalliol and Justine Pluvinage, “Resilient Images” is the result of two eight week residencies, within which the artists developed site-specific, research-based projects through engaging with new communities and investigating current social and political conditions in each area. Residencies connected artists with relevant people, scholars, and other practitioners to facilitate their research, and both projects highlight the reality of life inside these two vastly different locations. With the notion of human resilience at the center of both projects which are sited in post-industrial urban spaces undergoing change, artists Schalliol and Pluvinage mine the ways in which people have coped with and adapted to a rapidly transforming reality, due to financial, political or social change.

Beyond a shared theme, both artists utilize lens-based media in their practices: Schalliol will premiere a new series of photographs, while Pluvinage has created a new site-specific video work to be unveiled as part of a two-person exhibition titled Resilient Images, beginning January 7, 2018 at Hyde Park Art Center. A public reception supported by the French Consulate for the Midwest, featuring both artists will take place on Sunday, January 14 from 2-5pm. More events & info located at the bottom of the page. 

  • January 7, 2018 – April 1, 2018
  • Gallery 1

The Resilient Images project and exhibition is supported in part by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund and the French Consulate.

Justine Pluvinage, Still from AMAZONES (Jaqui), 2017
Justine Pluvinage, Still from AMAZONES (Jaqui), 2017

About David Schalliol

David Schalliol earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Chicago. His work explores the transformation of urban centers through ethnographic, filmic, and photographic projects. His writing and photographs have appeared in such publications as Social Science Research, Places, and The New York Times, as well as in numerous exhibitions including the inaugural Belfast Photo Festival and the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Midwest Photographers Project. He is currently an assistant professor of sociology at St. Olaf College.

About Justine Pluvinage

Justine Pluvinage completed her education at L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles, France. Her video and film work often adopts the documentary format, portraying intimate relationships among people and oscillates between realistic and dreamlike states, between observed time and narration. She has participated in exhibitions at Rencontres d’Arles, the FOAM in Amsterdam, the Ball in Paris, the Palais de Tokyo. She is the 2013 recipient of the Grand Prix at the 58th Salon de Montrouge.