Alain Sauvan, production and dispossessions

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Place : Musée Ziem
  • Alain Sauvan, production et dépossessions
  • Alain Sauvan, production et dépossessions
Alain Sauvan, production et dépossessionsAlain Sauvan, production et dépossessions


Alain Sauvan has been surveying the territory of the Etang de Berre since childhood.
He returned there in the 1970s and began to fix in photography the relationship that the population developed with industry.
A first exhibition in 2007 at the Ziem museum, then a presentation within the framework of Marseille-Provence 2013, allow us to appreciate the evolution of his work.

Today, after more than 40 years of observation, the photographer invites us to take a look at a rapidly changing space.
With nearly 103 photographs, the Alain Sauvan, production and dispossessions exhibition not only offers an observation but also raises many questions.
Between testimony and plastic research, the photographer's work appears above all as a tribute to the pond, its history and its inhabitants.

Guided tours for individuals: Sundays October 18, November 29, December 27 and January 31 at 4 p.m.

Around the exhibition:
- Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 5.30 p.m .: teachers' visit with Alain Sauvan.
To prepare for your visit, take a guided tour of the exhibition in the presence of the artist.
- November 7, 2020 at 3 p.m.: visit in sign language.
- November 5, 2020 at 6 p.m .: meeting with the artist.
- January 28, 2021 at 12:15 pm: lunch at the museum, come and discover a work in the company of a mediator then share a convivial lunch.
Opening period (s)From 14/10/2020 to 14/03/2021, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm except on January 1st and December 25th.
Practical information
  • Environments :
    • In centre of town
    • Close to a public transportation
Facilities, services, amenities
  • Sitra promotion typology :
    • Bad weather alternative
    • Indoor

To know

Sanitary measures:
- Wearing a mask compulsory from 11 years old.
- Disinfection with hydroalcoholic gel compulsory at the entrance.
- Distance of 1 m to be respected.
- A gauge of visitors limited to a maximum of 12 people at the same time.
- The spaces are regularly disinfected several times a day.


Free of charge.
Boulevard du 14 juillet
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.408683
Longitude : 5.054282
Coming from Marseille / Aix-en-Provence: Exit at Jonquières-center-ville, cross the lift bridge, follow Ferrières, park in the car park located on the edge of the pond, near the municipal swimming pool.
Coming from Fos / Arles / Montpellier: Exit at Croix-Sainte before the viaduct, follow Hôtel de Ville then Istres, join the car park, near the municipal swimming pool.
Coming from Istres / Miramas / Salon: Take Center-ville - Ferrières, park in the car park, near the municipal swimming pool.
Marseille Provence: Airport / Aerodrome at 20km
Martigues Lavéra: Train station at 4km
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