September 27, 2018 - Paris Photo - Fair sectors & programming announced
September 27, 2018

Paris Photo

Michalene Thomas, Calder Series #2, 2013. © Michalene Thomas. Colour Photograph. Courtesy Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris-Bruxelles.

Fair sectors & programming announced
November 8–11, 2018

Private opening: November 7, by invitation only

Grand Palais
3 Avenue de Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris
France

www.parisphoto.com
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / #parisphotofair

Fair sectors & programming announced
November 8–11, 2018

Private opening: November 7, by invitation only

Grand Palais
3 Avenue de Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris
France

www.parisphoto.com
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / #parisphotofair

November 8 through 11, Paris Photo, the international art fair for photography, will reunite 167 galleries and 31 art book dealers from 30 countries across five sectors: Main Gallery and Book Sector, and curated sectors PRISMES, Film, and introducing Curiosa. Discover the most important selection of exceptional photographic art with 40 solo and duo shows and over 200 artists on-site dedicating their published works.

The new Curiosa sector, presents a focus this year on the representation of the body and questions of gender and erotism in photography, curated by Martha Kirszenbaum (curator of the French pavillon at the Venice Biennale) and featuring works by Antoine d'Agata, Dias & Riedweg, Edouard Taufenbach, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Jeanne et Moreau, Jo Ann Callis, Károly Halász, Kenji Ishiguro & Daido Moriyama, Natalia LL, Nobuyoshi Araki, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Renate Bertlmann, Robert Heineken and Robert Mapplethorpe. PRISMES, dedicated to large formats, series and installations, highlights 14 projects exhibiting major works and unveiling specially commissioned projects by Ana Vitória Mussi, Axel Hütte, Cristi Puiu, Daido Moriyama, Daniele Buetti, Ellen Carey, Garry Fabian Miller, Hiromi Tsuchida, Ilit Azoulay, Isabel Muñoz, Philip Pocock, Taisuke Koyama, Uche Okpa-iroha.
See the 2018 exhibitor list

Paris Photo is a key event for collectors, art world professionals and those passionate about art and photography. Public programming is an essential component of the fair and includes curated exhibitions, talks, awards, book signing sessions, on- and off-site installations, and broadcasting. This year, in collaboration with the French Ministry of Culture, the Fair honours women artists with a special itinerary Elles x Paris Photo curated by Fannie Escoulen debuting within the exhibitor booths and prolonging out into the capital.
View the complete public programme

Film Sector - mk2 Grand Palais
Paris Photo’s FILM sector, presented in partnership with mk2 (Grand Palais) highlights the relationship between still and moving images in artistic creation. Curated this year by Matthieu Orléan (artistic advisor, la Cinémathèque française)  and Pascale Cassagnau (head of audiovisual collections and new media, Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap), programming includes film projects proposed by 2018 exhibitors and selections from the Cnap collection and the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection.

"shego / hego / ego" – The Private Collection of The Family McEvoy
Paris Photo is proud to welcome the family collection of Nion McEvoy (San Francisco, California) curated by Kevin Moore and presented with the support of J.P. Morgan featuring works by Dawoud Bey, Anne Collier, William Eggleston, Zoe Leonard, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, and many more.

The Platform Conversations
Experimental forum, the platform proposes fromThursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11, four cycles of conversations led by guest curators with leading figures in the field. Fannie Escoulen opens with a discussion on "Women, The Exception: An Under-Representation of Gender in Photography?" Martha Kirszenbaum presents the new sector Curiosa which questions representations of the body, gender and eroticism. David Campany discusses the exhibition as medium. Christoph Wiesner leads two talks on the themes of science in photography and photographic commissions. Also, don’t miss Friday, November 9 a special conversation between the artist Daido Moriyama and Simon Baker, the new Director of the Musée européen de la Photographie in Paris as well as a roundtable discussion with the Carte Blanche-Students led by Vincent Marcilhacy (Director, Picto Foundation). The Platform is free for Paris Photo visitors upon a first-come first-seated basis. FR/EN simultaneous translation provided.

Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
The PhotoBook Awards celebrate the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. The winners for categories: 1st PhotoBook (USD 10,000 prize), PhotoBook of the Year, Photography Catalogue of the Year, will be announced at Paris Photo, Friday, November 9, at 1pm. The shortlisted titles will be presented in the 7th edition of "The Photobook Review" and exhibited at the fair. See the shortlist announcement online at: www.aperture.org and www.parisphoto.com.

Carte Blanche - Students at the Gare du Nord
This October, 4 students selected from over 100 European Art schools are given carte blanche at the Paris Gare du Nord train station. Congratulations to Daniel Szalai (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest), Kata Geibl (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest), Simon Lehner (University of Applied Arts, Vienna)*, Daria Minina (Speos, Paris). The students will also take part in a round table discussion for the Paris Photo Platform and expose their portfolios at the fair. The Carte Blanche 2018 is co-organised by Paris Photo, SNCF Gares & Connexions and Picto Foundation.

Paris Photo joins Radio Nova to bring words to images
Weekdays from October through November, Radio Nova is airing segments bringing words to images. Follow the French language radio programme (available via podcast on parisphoto.com) and discover the artworks from Paris Photo’s PRISMES and Curiosa sectors as they are revealed online.

The Artists talks by The Eyes
The Eyes Magazine presents a program of intimate 15-minute talks engaging the public in three 45-minute daily sessions dedicated to the photographic object and its author with JR, Mathias Bruggmann, Jessica Backhaus, among others to be announced...

Paris Photo thanks its partners for their support and contribution:
J.P. Morgan Private Bank, celebrating its seventh year as official partner of Paris Photo, returns with a special exhibition drawn from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection showcasing international artists. This Must Be The Place, features artworks selected by the Collection’s Head Curator Dr. Charlotte Eyerman, reflecting the Collection’s diversity—from pioneering early photography to contemporary explorations of new media.

BMW, official partner since 2003, presents Baptiste Rabichon, winner of the BMW Residency BMW Art & Culture with a project that gives new meaning to the idea of a material-carrying content. Rabichon’s work proposes an ensemble of sensations and impressions constructed through the use of complex manufacturing tools and processes mixing new technologies and old techniques; an experiment in which fantasy and ancestral admiration coincide.

Leica celebrates 12 years of partnership with the exhibition of Max Pinckers, laureate of the Leica Oskar Barnack prize and Mary Gelman, laureate of the Leica Newcomer prize.

Huawei presents the Huawei Next-Image Awards redefining visual expression and culture through more professional and intuitive smartphone cameras.

For its 43rd Carte Blanche, Kourtney Roy and Pernod Ricard present Go the Extra Mile, a retro–and poetry-inspired exhibition that reflects the inner strength of 18 faces behind the Group’s success.

The foundation Elliott Erwitt Havana Club 7 Fellowship presents the exhibition Over The Rainbow focusing on the nuances of womanhood in Cuba today by Diana Markosian.

Ruinart Champagne directs the spotlight on the know-how of human labour and the close relationship to nature behind each bottle of Ruinart with an exhibition by Liu Bolin. Ruinart also presents the 1st Maison Ruinart Award to carte blanche laureate *Simon Lehner, commissioned for an exhibition presented in the Paris Photo VIP Lounge and recipient of a EUR 5,000 award.

The New York Times presents its first exhibition with Paris Photo, Hard Truths, with a selection of award-winning photographs and artworks in their own right, far from ephemeral illustrations of newspaper articles, with works by photojournalists Meridith Kohut, Newsha Tavakolian, Daniel Berehulak, Tomas Munita and Ivor Prickett. 

The Nederlands Fotomuseum unveils a selection of original contacts by Cas Oorthuys curated by Frits Gierstberg and Xavier Barral, with an accompanying publication. (With the support of Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds/Wertheimer Fonds, Nationale-Nederlanden, Netherlands Embassy.)

Paris Photo is proud to host the Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Photo Award and the announcement of the winners of the Jury Prize and the Téva Public Prize.

Buy your tickets, professional accreditation and publications now.

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