2016 Platform programme

2016 Platform programme

Paris Photo

20 April 1979, Paris, rue Henri Barbusse. © Denis Roche. Courtesy Galerie Le Réverbère, Lyon.
November 2, 2016

November 10–13, 2016, noon–8pm (7pm on Sunday)

Opening: Wednesday, November 9 (by invitation only) 

Paris Photo 
Grand Palais
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The 20th edition of Paris Photo, the world’s leading art fair for Photography, will be held from Thursday, November 10 through Sunday, November 13th, 2016, in the historic Grand Palais in the center of Paris. 

The fair will reunite 153 galleries and 30 art book dealers from 30 countries to present the most important selection of exceptional photographic works for its largest edition to date. 

2016 exhibitor list
Paris Photo is a place for encounters and the exchange of ideas for collectors, curators, art world professionals and those passionate about art and photography. Public programming is an essential component of the fair and includes curated exhibitions, on- and off-site installations, radio broadcasting, and awards, as well as an extensive programme of book-signing sessions and a four-day-long series of talks.

Book Signing Sessions
The Book Signing programme brings together the most renowned artists working in the medium of photography. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to meet over 200 artists exhibited at the fair who will sign and dedicate their published works. Artists participating in this year’s programme include: Agnès Varda, Anthony Hernandez, Edwards Burtynsky, Elliot Erwitt, Christina De Middel, Daisuke Yokoto, Frank Horvat, JH Engström, Joel Meyerowitz, Martin Parr, Paul Graham, Pierre & Gilles, Raphaël Dallaporta, Rebecca Norris Webb, Roger Ballen, Sabine Weiss, Sarah Moon, Sebastião Selgado, Sophie Calle, Stéphane Couturier, Susan Meiselas, Valérie Belin, William Klein, among many others. See the day-by-day programme at parisphoto.com.

The Paris Photo Platform
The Platform talks are held in the Auditorium in both French and English and are open to all Paris Photo ticket-holders on a first-come, first-seated basis. 

Thursday, November 10

How To Collect Photography Today?
Clément Chéroux & Karolina Ziębińska-Lewandowska (Centre Pompidou-MNAM) with invited guests: Matthew S. Witkovsky  (Curator of the Department of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago) / Florian Ebner  (Head of the Photographic Collection, Museum Folkwang) / Ann Thomas (Senior Curator, Canadian Photography Institute)

Diane Dufour (LE BAL) and Mickael Lucken (Director, Japanese center studies of the INALCO)

Provoke or the End of the Photographic Language?
Matthew S. Witkovsky (Curator of the Department of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago) / Yoko Sawada (Founder of Osiris) / Akio Nagasawa (Akio Nagasawa Gallery) / Christoph Schifferli (Collector)

Towards a New Aesthetics of Protest? 
Duncan Forbes (Director, Fotomuseum Winterthur) / John Gossage (artist); Marc Feustel (Curator and Art Critic) / Marc Feustel (curator and art critic)

Art, Anti-Art, Non Art, Performance and Actions 
Walter Moser (Head of the photographic collection, Albertina, Vienna) / Yuri Mitsuda (Curator and Historian) / Elisa Uematsu (Director, Taka Ishii Gallery) / Yumiko Chiba (Yumiko Chiba Gallery)

Provoke’s Legacy and Influence on Artists Today 
Jean-Kenta Gauthier (Jean-Kenta Gauthier Gallery) / Daisuke Yokota (artist) / Antoine d’Agata (artist)

Friday, November 11

Constructing Photographs
Jens Hoffmann (Jewish Museum, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit) with invited guests: Sharon Lockhart (artist) / Chris Wiley (artist)

Reading Photographs
Jens Hoffmann with invited guests: Jörg Heiser (Director, Art in Context Institute/Editor-at-Large, frieze magazine) / Michelle Kuo (Editor in Chief, Artforum)

Displaying Photographs
Jens Hoffmann with invited guests: Piper Marshall (Independant Curator) / Brian Sholis (Curator of photography, Cincinnati Art Museum) / Eva Respini (Chief Curator, Barbara Lee Collection, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston)

Assembling Photographs
Jens Hoffmann with invited guests: Damien Bachelot (Collector) / Fred Bidwell (Collector, Curator)

Saturday, November 12
Use of Vernacular Photography in Cinema: Inspirations and Misappropriations
Matthieu Orléan (La Cinémathèque française) with invited guests: Christophe Berhault (artist) / Sébastien Lifshitz (Filmmaker/Crtist) / Valérie Mréjen (Filmmaker/Artist)

Artist discussion
Matthieu Orléanwith Joachim Koester (artist)

The Impossible History of Set Photography, From its Origins to the Present Day
Matthieu Orléanwith invited guests: Isabelle Weingarten (actress/still photographer for the films of Bresson, Assayas, –Téchiné, Skolimowski, among others) / Eric Baudelaire (artist/filmmaker) / Philippe Terrier-Hermann (artist/filmmaker) / Walter Moser (Head of the photographic collection, Albertina, Vienna)

Artist discussion
Matthieu Orléanwith Jerry Schatzberg (photographer/filmmaker of the New Hollywood)

Sunday, November 13
Pascal Beausse (Head of the photographic collections, Centre National des Arts Plastiques)
Artist discussions 
Roger Ballen (artist) 
Suzanne Lafont (artist)
Michel Campeau (artist)

Programme subject to modifications. Video footage of the Platform will be available online via parisphoto.com at a later date.

Paris Photo is delighted to share with you the very best in photography. Discover the entire programme for the 20th edition of Paris Photo, your day-by-day guide, as well as what’s on “In Paris During Paris Photo” created in partnership with over 40 cultural institutions, including prominent museums, arts centers, private foundations online at parisphoto.com.

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