Yvan Alvarez
Three Picasso in a district of banks and in front of an art school, 2017
Photographic documentation of an event

The Citroën Xsara Picasso is the first car that I used when learning how to drive. It was my father’s car, but he sold it several years ago. One day, he found it for sale on a garage. He sent me a picture.

That’s the beginning of this work of which this car is the common theme for one situation, and stories about filiation. This work takes the shape of a publication on which different kinds of texts match each other. For the situation, I used this investigation about the Citroën Xsara Picasso to make a situation in front of my art school, located in the Quartier des Banques (district of banks). I found three Citroën Xsara Picasso that I parked side by side. This simple gesture provokes a strange sensation for people who realized this situation on the public space. Is it a mere coincidence ? I was interested in extending this work out of the school or of an exhibition; and in using multiplication like a publication that it can be photocopied very quickly or these same cars on the street.