Paris Photo, the leading international fair dedicated to the photographic medium, returns to the Grand Palais Éphémére in the heart of Paris from November 10 to 13th , 2022. Since 1997, the fair has worked to develop and support photographic creation by promoting the work of gallery owners, publishers and artists.
Jean-Baptiste Huynh, FLOWER CHILDREN – Portrait 4, 2021. C-Print satin, Diasec satin laminated on dibond, edition of 10, 120 x 120cm. © 2022 JB HUYN. Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.
The 25th edition of Paris Photo is organised around 3 sectors bringing together 183 exhibitors from 31 countries.
In the main sector gathers 134 galleries from 29 countries, including 18 new galleries compared to 2021. The Curiosa sector , dedicated to emerging art, brings together 16 galleries (including 11 new) from 9 countries under the direction of guest curator Holly Roussell.
The book sector gathers 34 publishers (including 4 new) from 9 countries, offering unique editions and avant-premiere book releases with a signature program bringing together the greatest names in photography from all over the world
The Elles x Paris Photo fair path, orchestrated this year by Federica Chiocchetti promotes the visibility of women artists and their contribution to the history of photography. A program of conversations, exhibitions and prizes is offered to visitors allowing them to develop their knowledge of the medium.
Thanks to the lasting engagement and support of BMW and J.P. Morgan Private Bank, official partners, and the fair’s many public and private partners, Paris Photo reaffirms for its 25th edition its role as the most important annual meeting place for photography.
24 SOLO / 14 DUO / 92 GROUP SHOWS
Paris Photo presents 38 solo and duo shows and offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the work of an artist, but also to discover the dialogue which can be created between two artists in the space of the gallery stand.
24 Solo Shows are proposed in the main sector for this 25th edition. Among them, we find Daniel Gordon with a unique installation at HUXLEY PARLOUR (London), Barbara Probst with a triptych realized during the confinement and her work in 12 parts Exposure #106 at KUCKEI + KUCKEI (Berlin), Boris MikhaХlov at SUZANNE TARASIEVE (Paris) with an homage to the Ukrainian people in a rarely shown series, Theater of War.
Among the 14 duo show s proposed, ANNE-SARAH BENICHOU gallery (Paris) unveils Corps Lucides, a work in progress by LОonard Bourgeois Baulieu, and a diptych by Laurent Montaron, LUME (SЛo Paulo) presents works by Julio Bittencourt and Mame-Diarra Niang, and at TOBE (Budapest), fi nd a selection of works by Anna Fabricius and Dafna Talmor.
Among the group shows announced, ADN (Barcelona) explores the iconography of disaster and protest, particularly in terms of femininity and mass media; KARSTEN GREVE (Paris) presents three masters of photography, EugПne Atget, BrassaХ and Edward Steichen. MAGNUM (Paris) celebrates the 75th anniversary of the agency with an exhibition of Magnum artists curated by Martin Parr. FRAENKEL (San Francisco) brings together a selection of the gallery’s renowned artists, with the introduction of Carrie Mae Weems and her images from her Louisiana Project.
THE CURIOSA SECTOR – EMERGING ART
16 GALLERIES FROM 9 COUNTRIES | 17 ARTISTS FROM 12 COUNTRIES
The Curiosa sector, inaugurated in 2015 and dedicated to emerging artists, presents a selection of 16 projects curated by Holly Roussell. Roussell is curator at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. Roussell’s selection features solo presentations of 17 artists from 12 countries, some of whom are exhibiting in France for the first time, such a s Elliot & Erick JimОnez (SPINELLO Miami), and Pao Houa Her (BOCKLEY Minneapolis).
This year Curiosa highlights interdisciplinary in image-based art practices as well as photographic explorations in and beyond traditional genres of the medium. The section presents three capsules: experimental and conceptual approaches to image construction, new (self) portraits focusing on personal history and intersecting identities, and current practices in landscape photography.
ELLES X PARIS PHOTO
Paris Photo continues its commitment to women in photography with Elles x Paris Photo, a program initiated in 2018 in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and benefiting from the support of Women In Motion, a Kering initiative to promote the visibility of women artists and their contribution to the history of photography. For this 25th edition, Federica Chiocchetti, writer, curator, editor, and recently appointed director of the MusОe du Locle in Switzerland, highlights a selection of women artists exhibited at Paris Photo.
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