UTOPIA

CARTE BLANCHE GIVEN TO AGNÈS VIOLEAU, EXHIBITION CURATOR

 

Utopia is synonymic with fantasy, unrealisable and unrealistic; it is an illusion, a dream, and yet it enables us to think further, elsewhere, of a better reality. The English writer Thomas More introduced this neologism in 1516 to describe an ideal, flawless reality. Utopia has since been a method used by many writers to highlight the flaws and questions of their times. The curator of this exhibition, Agnès Violeau, presents the possibilities of utopia in six sub-themes, which lead to viewer to find the quest for utopia through the arts and fiction.