reGeneration is an innovative international project of the Musee de l’Elysee dedicated to the emerging photographic scene. Every 5 years 50 photographers are selected from all over the world who are making a difference in photographic practice. The works are distinguished by their multidisciplinary nature, ranging from print and photo series, artist’s books, multimedia installations, videos, projections, films and performances, to on-site installations. Humanae was part of this selection in 2015, coinciding with the museum’s 30th anniversary.
What can the photographer bring to the 21st century? Is her/his vision interesting? How much does she/he respect traditional photography and how much does she/he transgress the norm?
Humanaeis a photographic work in progress by artist Angélica Dass. Currently composed of almost 4,000 portraits from volunteers all around the globe, Humanæ pursues to document humanity’s true colors and bring up a critical reflection on the white, red, black and yellow false labels associated with race. The project does not select participants and there is no date set for its completion. It is a journey of open-ended possibilities that enriches the way we see ourselves, beyond faces and colors. Nowadays, the artist has been doing portraits in 36 different cities and 20 different countries.