An exhibition within our series

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And suddenly the memory revealed itself. ”
Marcel Proust

Playing football between the tombs, picnic on the gravestones, Sunday mornings with granny: For a long time, the French artist Aymeric Fouquez did not think about the historical significance when he visited the countless military cemeteries of World War I in the North of France and Belgium. Like Proust’s famous madeleine dipped in lime blossom tea, they were just reminiscences of his happy childhood days. Together with his grandmother, little Aymeric embarked on Sunday excursions to the well-kempt neighbourhood war cemeteries. To him, they were peaceful and safe spaces where children could play. The perfect football pitch to
fulfil his childhood dream: playing like Michel Platini, the master, and follow in his footsteps.

Ayermic Fouquez (*1974), born in France, studies History and Fine Art, Paris
1999 – 2002 studies Photography at the École nationale supérieure de la photographie, Arles
2002 – 2007 studies Photography under Timm Rautert at the Acad
emy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany
2007/2008 Promotional Award for Documentary Photography from the Wüstenrot
Foundation, Ludwigsburg, Germany,
2008 Bernhard von Lindenau Award from the Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg, Germany
lives in Cologne