If you love PARIS… and photography
A couple of events for those photofiles in Paris, first at HCB and the other -Paris Photo 2012
|CONVERSATIONS AT FONDATION HCB
A cycle of bimonthly Conversations, conferences on photography, is organized by Natacha Wolinski, art critic.Upcoming Conversation:
Wednesday 24th October, from 6.30pm to 6pm
With Sandra Alvarez de Toledo, director, éditions L’Arachnéen and Philippe-Alain Michaud, curator of the film department at Centre Pompidou.
Imperative reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson – 2 impasse Lebouis 75014 PARIS +33 1 56 80 27 00
15-18 November 2012
Beneath the clear light of the Grand Palais, the specificity of photography, its
place in the history of Art, and its contemporary dynamics were shared, in 2011,
with more than 50,000 visitors. Artists, gallery owners, collectors, institutions,
professionals, the curious and the passionate enjoyed the renewed vitality of that
impossible to avoid international rendezvous.
Strengthened by such success, Paris Photo 2012 continues to forge ahead by this
year welcoming to the Grand Palais 128 galleries and 23 specialists in Photography
Books, that is, 22 countries represented, 68% international galleries and 36 new
galleries selected. A selection that has become of increasingly high standard,
focussing on the diversity and quality of the artists and the works presented by
the gallery owners.
This unique panorama is once again accompanied by an ambitious programme that
allows the whole public to appreciate better what is at stake in photographic
The “Recent Acquisitions” exhibition presents the new photography collections of
the LACMA (Los Angeles), the Fotomuseum of Winterthur (Switzerland) and the Huis
The exhibition « Private Collection » makes us discover the « Archive of Modern
Conflict », an extraordinary group of photographies, often anonymous, from all eras
The “Open Book” exhibition honours the publications (books and ephemerae) of Bernd
& Hilla Becher, bearing witness to the importance of the printed support in the
formalisation of their “typologies”.
But Paris Photo is also a moment of conviviality propitious to reflection and
exchange. Thus the guests of the Platform gather around interviews, round tables
and performances. It is within that framework that Hilla Becher, Rem Koolhaas and
David Lynch will speak. In addition, the latter has also selected from among the
works presented by gallery owners those which feed most his mental universe. His
choice will take the form of a journey within the Fair and a book: “Paris Photo
by David Lynch”.
Finally, another specificity of the Fair, the book of photography will again
be celebrated with the presentation of the Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation
Photobook Awards 2012 that will reward 2 books produced in the year from among
the 30 pre-selected.
Julien Frydman, director of Paris Photo
Avenue Winston-Churchill, 75008 Paris
Metro : lines 1, 9, 13 / Stations : Franklin-D.-Roosevelt, Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau
RER : lines C / Stations : Invalides
Bus : lines 28, 42, 52, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93
• OPENING HOURS
Thurs. 15 nov from 12.00 till 8.00 pm
Friday 16 nov from 12.00 to 9.30 pm
Sat. 17 novembre from 12.00 to 8.00 pm
Sun. 18 nov from 12.00 to 7.00 pm
Entrance fees : 28 € / 14 € for students
Catalog : 25 €
Entrance + catalog package : 45 €
And just for fun….