Paris Photo 2009 – Paris and Photography
Recently I posted an article about the Maison Européenne de la Photographie. I thought I would extend my coverage of photography and Paris to include the upcoming Paris Photo. If you can’t get to Paris in November, you should at least visit the website (in English) or the French version, if you prefer, to catch up on the photographic news around Paris (which will also help you if you are lucky enough to visit Paris).
First, some of the details of the event:
Paris Photo, the world’s leading event for photography, presents a panoramic overview of photographic expression spanning the 19th century to the present day.
- 89 galleries and 13 publishers from 23 countries
- 31 first-time exhibitors
- Seven new countries will be represented (Iran, Lebanon, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Tunisia , UAE)
- 75% of the participants are non French
- 38,000 visitors expected
- 500 international photographers
Dates : Thursday 19th November – Sunday 22nd November, 2009
Opening: Wednesday 18th November 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (by invitation only)
Venue: Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Métro : Palais Royal / Musée du Louvre Station (Lines 1 et 7)
Bus : Palais Royal Station (théâtre de la Comédie-Française n°21, 27,39, 81, 95)
Opening hours :
19th November from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm
20th November from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm
21st November from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm
22nd November from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm
If you go the press tab you can get an idea of the range of photographic genres, themes and more..
And on the website there are links to other galleries and exhibitions:
Jeu de Paume Federico Fellini, la grande parade
from 20 October 2009 until 17 January 2010
To attempt to put on a Fellini exhibition means to go back to the sources of Fellini’s art and studying and revealing its processes of transformation, alteration, borrowing and accumulation. The result is a set of strata combining filmic elements, photographic documents, magazine presentations of the event, TV images and works by artists.
This exhibition is resolutely multidisciplinary. It sets out to offer a new grid for reading Fellini’s films.
The event and the historical fact, History and anecdote, biography and fiction are the materials that, by means of confrontations, echoes and dialogues, Fellini used to built his distinctive narratives and original visual environments.
Showing the creative context of Fellini’s work in an exhibition means showing the nature of his creative mechanisms.
While many now legendary scenes have come to be seen as perfect incarnations of Fellini’s prolific imagination, it now looks as if a more thorough analysis of the context will offer a fresh point of view on his work. Such a hypothesis sits well with Fellini’s own inclinations. Trained as a caricature artist in his youth, for a while he earned a living by doing portraits of GIs on leave, and all through his life he would show the same visual acuity, the same ability to gather so much more than images in his freeze-frames of reality.
The exhibition at the Jeu de Paume affords a glimpse of Fellini’s creative mechanisms by showing his unique ability for absorbing the real.
It comprises mainly photographs and drawings by Fellini, original film posters, period magazines and excerpts from his film.
Exhibition curated by: Sam Stourdzé
1, place de la Concorde
information: 01 47 03 12 50
Tuesday: 12:00 – 21:00
Wednesday – Friday: 12:00 – 19:00
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 – 19:00
12/10/2009 – The Mairie of the 5th arrondissement, in collaboration with the Centro Italiano per le Arti e la Cultura, presents the photographic exhibition from the Giov-Anna Piras Foundation for contemporary art and photography “Click! 99+1 chefs-d’oeuvre de la photographie”, from October 30th to November 28th 2009.
The aim of the event, on the occasion of Paris Photo, is to offer a chance to catch, in a single place, the 20th Century photographic masterpieces.
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, August Sander: seeing, observing, thinking 07/10/2009 – The exhibition pays tribute to the August Sander’s approach by showing portraits and landscapes alongside botanical studies.
9 Sept – 20 Dec. 09 Tuesday to Sunday, 1 pm to 6.30 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 6.45 pm, late evening on Wednesday until 8.30 pm.
Centre Pompidou, The subversion of images. Surrealism, photography, film 01/10/2009 – The exhibition at Centre Pompidou presents a panorama of surrealist photography: an anthology of exquisite works by Man Ray, Bellmer, Cahun, Ubac, Boiffard and Tabard, as well as previously unseen images showing surrealist uses of photography (Artür Harfaux, Benjamin Fondane, Léo Malet, Victor Brauner…)
24 Sept. 2009 – 11 jan. 2010 – Wednesday to Monday, 11 am to 9 pm, late evening (exhibitions only) on Thursday to 11 pm
Musée du quai Branly, 165 years of Iranien Photography 28/09/2009 – As part of Photoquai, 2e biennal exhibtion of photographs from around the world, the Musée du Quai Branly is dedicating an exhibition to Iranian photography and shows works starting from the earliest days during the Qajar era, through to wartime photo reportage and images by decidedly contemporary visual artists.
22 Sept – 22 Nov. 09 – Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm.
Apart from the photographic exhibition -this is a great museum to visit.
Even if you are not walking the streets of Paris – worth browsing the sites. Bon voyage,virtuelle!