LES ARBRES DE PARIS – EXHIBITION TOUR
All patrons should book tickets online in advance. Due to safe-distancing measures, only 4 people are allowed per 30-minute session of the tour.
About the exhibition
French is one of the languages where the word “culture” is designated to both matters of the mind and of nature. This is evident in the dual love of Parisians for trees and gardens, as well as books. Just as trees need to be constantly cared for and tended to in order for them to grow in full glory, the human mind can unlock its full potential through constant learning. Indeed, trees resemble the mind as Voltaire famously wrote: “We must cultivate our garden”.
By turning her camera towards the trunks and leaves of Paris, Singaporean photographer Melisa Teo looks for the spiritual link between man and nature. The camera recognises and retains what the eye doesn’t see – we can’t see the invisible, but we can photograph it. And by paying attention, we can learn from the most silent of beings living amongst us in this bustling capital.