A writer and critic at Le Monde, he surrounded himself with other artists and intellectuals like Sophie Calle or Michel Foucault. His most relevant literary work, À l’ami qui ne m’ha pas sauvé la vie (‘To the friend who didn’t save my life’ in English), grabbed the public’s attention as he revealed his status as an HIV-infected person – he died when he was just 36 years old. But the exhibition shows a more candid side to him: raw, straight-forward, with no artifice. And loving and caring as well. With this exhibition, we delve into the French’s private life while also remaining jus voyeurs of a life spent in connection with himself, his lovers, and nature.