Despite being as dramatic as land-grabbing, ocean exploitation remains invisible. The world’s oceans and seas are major resources, providing food, clean air and water as well as innumerable other resources upon which humankind depends. Simply put, oceanic exploitation is a devastating problem for biodiversity as well as for human life.


The Collectif Argos, a group of ten journalists, travelled to meet coastal peoples around the world who are suffering from threats to their waters. From Alaska to Indonesia, from Gabon to France, along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts and in Polynesia and Singapore, the “Amer” exhibition which means “bitter” in the French language, tells the story of people struggling against plastic pollution, overfishing and exploitation, whether mining, industrial or touristic.


The problem is global and affects the entire planet. However, solutions do exist, to make the ocean a true common good.


Created in 2001, Collectif Argos brings together ten journalists – photographers and writers – who share a commitment to documenting the changes taking place in the world – ecological, economic, political and cultural, subtle or spectacular, global or local.


This exhibition is held in conjunction with the Singapore Francophonie Festival 2022 and is presented by the Embassy of France in Singapore and the Collectif Argos from France with the support of the National Museum of Singapore.


Visit the exhibition till 30 Apr 2022.


Admission is free, more info here.


National Museum of Singapore

The Platform, Level 2

93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897

Daily, 10am – 7pm