September 29, 2010 - Paris Photo - Spotlight on Central Europe
September 29, 2010

Spotlight on Central Europe

Alena Kotzmannova, 2007.*
Courtesy of Hunt kastner Gallery, Prague.

Paris Photo 2010,
Spotlight on Central Europe

18-21 November 2010

Carrousel du Louvre
Paris, France

Spotlight on Central Europe:
Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic

From November 18-21, Paris Photo 2010 will offer a rare overview of the Central European scene with work by more than 90 Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovakian and Slovenian artists from the 1920′s avant-garde movement and the post-war years through to the most contemporary production.

The project consists of four parts. The General Section evokes major historical, contemporary and avant-garde figures, whereas the Statement section curated by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez highlights emerging talents.

The Central Exhibition and the Project Room presents “Transition Times: video art from Central Europe”, a thematic selection of videos curated by Rita Kálmán and Tijana Stepanović, Ludwig Museum–Museum of Contemporary Art’s affiliate ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange. A series of conferences will give the public a closer look at the featured countries’ photography scenes.

Central Europe photography is also the subject of an exceptional number of concurrent exhibitions in many institutions in Paris: “André Kertész” at the Jeu de Paume, “East – West // Icons” at Espace Polka, “FormElles” at the Hungarian Institute, “East Side Story – Central Europe Chronicles” at HSBC France, “Stepánka Stein and Salim Issa, Little Hanoi at the Czech Centre.

Spotlight on Central Europe benefits from the support of the Hungarian, Polish and Slovak Institutes as well as the Czech Centre and the Slovenian Embassy in Paris.

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Dates: Thursday 18th November – Sunday 21st November, 2010
Venue: Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Opening hours: 18th, 19th and 20th November from 11:30 am to 8 pm and 21st November from 11:30 am to 7 pm
Opening preview (by invitation only): Wednesday 17th November from 7 pm to 10 pm

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