On the trail of the «détectives sauvages»…

Three months of photographic wandering
throughout the streets of Mexico Distrito Federal


On the trail of the «détectives sauvages»…

will take place in CASA DE FRANCIA, Mexico
in partnership with the French Institute of Latin America
and the french embassy of Mexico

from the 14th September 2017
as part of the joint exhibition with the photographer Zahara Gomez
«Ni crudos, ni cocidos, bipolares capaces de cabalgar el huracan.»

With the support of the region Pays de la Loire in the context of the convention French institute.
Thanks: Bernard Plossu

A reading-concert mixing excerpts of the «Détectives sauvages»
and Roberto Bolaño’s poems with the poetic manifesto he wrote during his Mexican yearss
will take place on the opening night with the guitare player Csaba Palotaï.
Dramaturgy: Marion Stoufflet.

Vernissage Mexico, Casa de Francia, Mexico, septembre 2017 Vernissage de l'exposition Mexico

A treasure hunt,
A childish gesture,
We went on experiencing
A reading that fascinated us…

Mexico, vernissage expo photo Mexico, vernissage expo Julien Allouf

A journey in the footsteps
of a generation for whom
life and literature are one…

«The infinite journey of people
who were young and desperate
but who never got bored»
E. Vila-Matas

Casa de Francia, Mexico
Thursday 14th September 2017

Exposition photo Julien allouf Expo photo  L’Etat des choses Julien Allouf, vernissage Casa de Francia Mexico, Casa de Francia

Zahara Gomez and Julien Allouf

Kevin Speight

Toztli Abril de Dios

Exhibition prints
laboratoire Carbon 4

Mexico, On the trail of the «détectives sauvages»… Expo photo Mexico

From that journey a serie of photos remains,
as notes composing the memory of a wandering
from Distrito Federal to the desert of the US border
in search of literature and fiction.