Founded in 2009 by Estelle and Hervé Francès, and conceived as a testing ground for discussion around nearly 600 artworks and 250 artists, the Francès foundation focuses on an artist per year. For the “MEMORY OF THE FORGOTTEN”, the artist addresses the themes of memory, repair and erasure. He draws on the archives of history, the flaws of humanity and his personal stories. It extracts and reveals the traumas and then valorizes and repairs them. Kader Attia brandishes a major weapon to heal the wounds: “knowledge”, of History and the world, for a substantial otherness. Memory comes into play, it is at the heart of the artist’s work. Recruited and analysed by the latter, it fascinates by its many capacities, including the ability to forget certain traumas, then to make them reappear.