In a daring mise en abyme,

Bruno Desroche propels us into the heart of the scenes, 

no longer as spectators,

but as actors.

Sophie Mouquin, docteur in art history

Could the passion of christ be Instagrammable?

By Chares Villeneuve de Janti, conservateur en chef du Patrimoine (chief heritage curator)

The question is not that strange. If we were to wonder what the markers of our time are, media would probably take the central place. As distant we are from Bruegel or Caravaggio, each one of us is a maker of images.

By transposing the Passion into our daily environment, Bruno Desroche goes back to the origins of this practice, initiated by the Franciscans.

Impersonated in the stations of the new Way of the Cross in Saint Nizier, executioners can be seen holding out their mobile phone, in an all-contemporary gesture

This man full of sufferings, will he make us smile or will he make us cry? Do we want to take a snap of him or lend a hand to help him?

Against an unfathomable black background, like a Fayum portrait, the gaze of Jesus waits, for eternity, to meet ours.



Thursday February 20 at 7 p.m. will take place, at the generous proposal of Mr Joncheray, director of the Procure library in Valence, and in the presence of Mgr Michel, bishop of Valence, the opening of the exhibition “around the Way of the Cross”.

the 15 stations will be presented in the form of fine art photo prints, laminated on wood.

Useful information :

This exhibition can be visited until April 11, during library hours:

  • Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
  • Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Entrance is free.

Crypte de la librairie La Procure
17 Grande rue