EN / FR

JOHANN ROUSSELOT

PHALLOCRACIA
SIGNATURES / FRANCE
CHAIS DES MOULINS


Women were at the frontline during the 2011 revolution in Egypt. They were considered men’s equals. A unique atmosphere reigned, specific to revolutions that temporarily iron out differences in the fight for a great common cause. Their euphoria was short-lived, as indiscriminate violence very quickly resurfaced. The scene filmed of «the girl in the blue bra,» beaten by the police on 17th December 2011, made its mark upon the media.
The surge of sexual terrorism and gang rape during demonstrations, mainly in 2012 and 2013, shocked the whole world. The words sexual terrorism then replaced those of sexual harassment. Today this wave fell but day-to-day life for women continues to be ruined by a nauseating cocktail of male sexual impulses and an extremist patriarchal cultural regime.
We cannot say it is like anywhere in the world. There seems to be an Egyptian syndrome. Feminist organizations have worked for years, and are still working, to combat this phenomenon. They are trying to break out of the complexities of the social taboos that blame women for participating in demonstrations, a process that reaches the extent of blaming women for leaving their houses in the first place. Women are also blamed for what they wear, though according to statistics those dressed modestly or islamically correct undergo as much if not more harassment.

BIOGRAPHY

Johann Rousselot was born in Brussels in 1971, where he studied photography at the 75 (Ecole supérieure des arts de l’image) from 1992 to 1995. After several years as a photographic assistant, and the need to report from the field, he produced his first piece about the Balkans between 2000 and 2002, awarded by the Kodak Critics Prize in 2003. He became a member of the Oeil Public in 2001, until it closed in 2010. He worked on Evangelical Christians from 2005 to 2006, thanks to a 3PPP grant. He has profusely photographed India since 2003, notably producing the series "India Shining India Crying" and "Nuit Indienne," exhibited several times, for which he obtained a grant from the Délégation aux Arts Plastiques of the Ministry of Culture, and some of the photos are in the FNAC collection (National Contemporary Art Fund). Based in India on two occasions (2006-2007 and 2008-2009), he is now based in Paris again. He joined the photography company Signatures in 2010.

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OPENING & SIGNATURE

WEDNESDAY 28th MAY 2014 at 6.30pm
Chais des Moulins
GUIDED TOUR

THURSDAY 29th MAY 2014 at 10.30am
Chais des Moulins



THEMA “EGYPT”

EXHIBITIONS

  • DENIS DAILLEUX

    MÈRES ET FILS
    VIEW

  • JOHANN ROUSSELOT

    PHALLOCRACIA
    VIEW

  • BIEKE DEPOORTER

    IN BETWEEN
    VIEW

EXHIBITIONS

  • RICHARD DUMAS

    SÈTE #14
    -residence-VIEW

  • Sergey Chilikov

    SELECTED WORKS 1978-
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  • SERGUEÏ PROCOUDINE GORSKY

    VOYAGE DANS L'EMPIRE RUSSEVIEW

  • SÉBASTIEN COLOMBIER

    DES HÉROS ORDINAIRES
    VIEW

  • SAMUEL GRATACAP


    LA CHANCE
    VIEW

  • CAREL VAN HEES

    > PLAY
    projectionVIEW

  • CARLOS SPOTTORNO


    THE PIGS
    VIEW

  • GALERIE LUMIÈRE DES ROSES

     
    FESSES ANONYMES
    VIEW

  • GASTON PARIS

    DE VU À DÉTECTIVE
    VIEW

  • COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION

    COMIC JOURNALISM
    VIEW

  • LIZ HINGLEY

    THE JONES FAMILY
    VIEW


  • EXHIBITIONS & RENDEZ-VOUS




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  • TXEMA SALVANS

    THE WAITING GAME
    VIEW

  • VALÉRIE COUTERON

    CORPS OUBLIÉS
    VIEW

  • PALMER & HOLLEM

    WE CAN DO IT !
    VIEW

  • JACQUES KRIER

    LES MATINALES
    projectionVIEW

  • DENIS DAILLEUX

    MÈRES ET FILS
    VIEW

  • JOHANN ROUSSELOT

    PHALLOCRACIA
    VIEW

  • BIEKE DEPOORTER

    IN BETWEEN
    VIEW