exhibitions


In the course of every year, three to five exhibitions are presented, whether monographic, thematic, collective, presenting the results of residences or other. We present contemporary photography in all its diversity with a strong emphasis on emerging approaches and creation. Over 260 m2 and a potential of 130 linear metres, there is a succession of presentations using the particularity of the site on two levels. The 1,400 m2 garden through which the public accesses Villa Pérochon is very often used as an open-air gallery, thus offering a unique approach to exhibitions in a rustic setting in the heart of the town.

Denis Dailleux exhibition in 2013 at Villa Pérochon - © Alexandre Giraud.

the artistic advisor of encounters of young international photography

From March to May: Exhibition of works by the artistic advisor of the Encounters of Young International Photography residency. This exhibition is the culmination of the rich programme of this event, which offers a photographic tour presenting more than fifteen international artists in ten historic places in the heart of Niort or sites chosen in line with the artistic approach.

summer at the villa

From June to September: Summer at the Villa hosts a national and even international exhibition. On this occasion, picnics, snacks and other photographic aperitifs are shared among a broad public, completing the programme of guided tours.

autumn / winter

From October to the end of February: Depending on the projects in progress: creative residencies, territorial projects, collaborations with partners, co-productions, workshop outings, along with one or two exhibitions are scheduled. The exhibition duration is a minimum of two months.

extramural exhibitions

The Villa Pérochon exhibition programme goes beyond the walls of the Villa, particularly during the Encounters of Young International Photography. Throughout this annual event several places in the heart of Niort serve to provide a rich route of exhibitions dedicated to emerging photographic approaches. These include heritage sites such as the Pillory, the Espace Grappelli, Port Boinot, as well as more original places such as outstanding private homes, shops, bookstores and the central public square, in which the nomadic gallery is set up. Outside of this yearly high point, as specific projects unfold, and in line with the topics being addresses, we schedule other exhibitions within the town.

The exhibition 11% in La Rochelle - © Didier Goudal.


In addition, Villa Pérochon is often called upon to support community projects such as, for example, with the municipality of Bellevigne en Layon, which has just launched the biennialVendanges Photographiques. On this occasion, curatorship of the exhibition as well as technical support is provided by Villa Pérochon. Other extramural activities include exhibitions in association with partners such as:
• with members of the Diagonal, Carré Amelot in La Rochelle, the center Image/Imatge in Orthez, l’Imagerie in Lannion, etc.
• with regional bodies, such as the community of Haut Val de Sèvres, Fontenay-le-Comte Museum, etc.
• and with Résidence 1+2 in Toulouse, the Fondation des Treilles, and others.
We are always on the lookout for possible partners to work with on projects promoting contemporary photography.

Vendanges photographiques in Bellevigne-en-Layon - © Didier Goudal.

All the exhibitions

2020
Selfies Égo / Égaux - Curated by Olivier Culmann and Jeanne Viguié
  [see the file - in French]
• JH Engström - Anknytningar / Correspondances / Correspondences
  [see the file - in French]

2019
• Celebration of the 25th anniversary [see the programme]
• Dolorès Marat - Cascades
• Collection of the CNAP - Le corps est la pesanteur
• Collection of Bernard Lajot - Chambre d'écoute

2018
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Corinne Mercadier - Satellites
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
     • Françoise Beauguion - Exils
     • Emmanuelle Brisson - Les profondeurs du cœur
     • Maitetxu Etcheverria - Voyages insulaires
     • Filigranes Editions - Les anciens résidents
     • Paul Muse - Walking the dog
     • Emanuela Meloni - Station niortaise-Prémices
     • Margherita Muriti - God, how shall I pray?
• Anne Leroy - Je ne suis pas mort. La famille va bien.
• Question(s) d'image(s) - Group exhibition - Saison 2

2017
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Isabel Muñoz
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
     • Jeunes-Générations - National commissioned
        project on youth in France
     • Israël Ariño - La pesanteur du lieu
     • Karin Crona - The Girl from number 13 - Freudian Flip
      - Vertigo Fall - Every Mystery has an Answer

     • Bas Losekoot - In Company of Strangers, New York,
      São Paulo, Séoul, Mumbaï, Hong Kong, Londres, Lagos

     • Coralie Salaün - Les enfants fichus
      - La fête des songes - Gueules d'amour

     • Alexandra Serrano - Nesting in the wolf tree
     • Fyodor Telkov - 36 views
• Maud Faivre - Les villes invisibles - Boinot en vue(s)#1 - Boinot en vue(s)#2
• Presentation of donated works from the collection of l’Œil écoute

2016
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Olivier Culmann - The Others - Atlantique
      - Autour, New York 2001-2002 - Watching TV

     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
     • Jean-Michel Monin - Face à faces
     • Anaïs Boudot - Fêlures
     • Joseph Gallix - El
     • Julien Lombardi - Dérive 2010 - Processing Landscape 2012-2014
     • Selvaprakash Lakshmanan - Vanishing tribes
     • Wiktoria Wojciechowska - Short Flashes - Sparks
     • Lisa Wiltse - Bolivian Mennonites - Charcoal Kids
• Le temps de voir, Claude Pauquet associate artist - Questions de territoires
• Claude Pauquet - Crossing Madrid - Jeunes Brahmanes - Faketice
  - 35 ans d'ancienneté (collection FRAC Poitou-Charente) - Private/18-35 - Family

• Group exhibition - Diagonal

2015
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Klavdij Sluban - Entre parenthèses - Transsibériades
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
     • Mélania Avanzato - Fragment / impressions du monde sensible
     • Sabine Delcour - Paysages habités
     • Charlie Jouvet - Dire après Phnom Penh
     • Virginie Plauchut - Sans preuve et sans cadavre
     • Marlous Van der Sloot - Le corp vécu
     • Le temps de voir - 15 years of action on education
      in the image carried out by the association Pour l'Instant in schools.
• Vincent Rosenblatt - Rio Baile Funk - rap of the favelas 2005-2015
  - Bate-Bola - Les lolitas (1998) - Wesh la brèche (2015)

• Alexandra Pouzet - La Carte du tendre
• Question(s) d'image(s) - Group exhibition - Saison 1

2014
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Françoise Huguier - Vertical/Horizontal,
      Intérieur/Extérieur, Singapour - Kuala Lumpur - Bangkok,
      "Middle classes" en Asie du Sud-Est et Kpop.

     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
     • Diane Arques -La ville bleue - Play again
     • Alexandra Pouzet - Nature humaine
     • Élodie Guignard - Les Magnifiques
     • Carol Müller - Lectrices • François Méchain - Lieux d'être(s)
• Michel Paradinas - La mue des murs
• Nadège Abadie - Les passagers
Territoires d'expériences - Nadège Abadie - Israël Ariño,
  Muriel Bordier, Delphine Dauphy, Marc Loyon, Cédric Martigny, Pascal Mirande
De nos aïeux à la Grande Guerre, des objets pour mémoire
  - By pupils from the Léo Desaivre middle school in Champdeniers

2013
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Denis Dailleux - Du Nil dans mes veines
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
     • Florence Brochoire et Camille Perreau -12 femmes ouvrent hier
     • Patrick Delat, Jean Luc Fouet and Marcel Kanche - My space
Des photographes et un territoire : la Haute-Normandie - works from
  the photographic collection of Pôle Image in Haute-Normandie
• Emmanuelle Brisson - Double-je

Exhibitions of the association Pour l’Instant

2012
Corsica - a selection from the collection of the Mediterranean
  Centre of Photography – Curated by Patrick Delat
• Annabelle Muñoz - Le Mana

2011
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Laurent Millet
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
Brittany in the photographic collection of l’ Imagerie in Lannion
   - Curated by Patrick Delat
• Alexandre Giraud
• Anne Leroy - Moynaq
• Claire Béguier - De la cuisine à l'image

2010
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Christian Caujolle
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
Les arpenteurs - Extract from the photographic archives of Pour l'Instant
Arboretum - Extract from the photographic archives of Pour l'Instant
• Philippe Guionie - Le tirailleur, traces de mémoire
• Hawa Keita - L'arbre dans la vie
• Sandrine Marc

2009
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Arno-Rafaël Minkkinen
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
• Philippe Guionie - Le tirailleur et les trois fleuves
• Émilie Delugeau - Sur le corps mort de l'amour
Avoir 15 ans à Niort

2008
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Exhibition of the 15th anniversary
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
Étape Photographique - Extract from the photographic archives of Pour l'Instant
Vues d'ailleurs - Extract from the photographic archives of Pour l'Instant

2007
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Philip Blenkinsop
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
• Charlie Jouvet - Les Affluents
• Hicham Benohoud - La Classe - Azemmour - Curated by Patrick Delat
• Jean-Luc Fouet and Patrick Delat - Montre-moi
• Diane Ducruet
• Svetlana Khatchatourova

2006
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Bogdan Konopka
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
• François Méchain, Laurent Millet, Pascal Mirande - Intervention - Curated by Patrick Delat

2005
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Charles Harbutt
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
• Michel Séméniako - Éxil
• Brigitte Grignet
• Georges Queuille

2004
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Joan Fontcuberta
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
Vues du Bus
• Tzu Chen Chen

2003
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Bernard Descamps
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
Quanta - Curated by Patrick Delat
• Miriam Ruisseau - Israël Ariño
• Arno Fabre
• Jean-Luc Chapin
• Thierry Girard

2002
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Max Pam
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
Minéral, végétal - Extract from the photographic archives of Pour l'Instant
• Aleph
• Luc Arasse

2001
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Jane-Evelyn Atwood
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
• Sandrine Expilly
• Jean-Louis Deborde
• CPIE : La pêche était-elle bonne ?

2000
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Tom Drahos
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
Faire le point - Extract from the photographic archives of Pour l'Instant

1999
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Françoise Huguier
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
• Gwenola Furic
• Jean-Luc Fouet
• Idalina Pedrosa

1998
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Hugues de Wurstemberger
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
• Vincent Clémot
• Patrizia Di Fiore
• Jean-Louis Neveu

1997
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Cristina Garcia Rodero
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency

1996
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • François Méchain
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency
• Michel Séméniako - Images négociées, projet réseaux

1995
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Gilbert Fastenaekens
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency

1994
• Encounters of Young International Photography:
     • Luc Choquer
     • Exhibition of the artists in residency

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