This is surely a consequence of the affirmed and relevant choices of the two curators, Anna Colin and Camille Richert, but the works proposed within the framework of the second Art and Industry triennial, which opens on June 10 in Dunkirk, testify to the distrust towards infinite progress and an industry with emancipatory virtues. The works selected are all less than fifty years old and were therefore offered to the public after 1973, that is to say the last year of relative carelessness, before the first oil shock, and one year after the publication of the report of the Club of Rome worrying about growth limits. In addition, the proposed works come from an arc stretching from the United Kingdom to the Netherlands, passing through France and Belgium, which is almost the native territory of the Industrial Revolution. The choice was also motivated by the desire to produce an exhibition respecting the principles of sobriety.
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