March 24, 2010 - Paris Art Picture - Photography/videos – art fair of contemporary images
March 24, 2010

Photography/videos – art fair of contemporary images

Art fair of contemporary images

18 – 21 November 2010

Place Vendôme
75001 Paris

Next Autumn, Paris Art Picture, the new Parisian art fair will be entirely dedicated to contemporary images.

It will be held between the 18th and 21st of November 2010 in the highly prestigious setting of the place Vendôme, in an exceptional location, yet to be announced.

The art fair will feature an international selection of forty contemporary art galleries and publishers specializing in photography, digital art and video.

Paris Art Picture invites professionals, enthusiasts and afficionados who are passionate about contemporary photography to come and join them next November.

The arrival of this new art fair on the cultural art scene reinforces the predominance of Paris as the international capital of photography.

The spirit of Paris Art Picture is completely contemporary. Photography holds a central position in this fair, through the way that artists approach it, misappropriate it, or include it in their works of art.

As a material, photography is intrinsically linked to major aesthetic movements. From its relationship with painting, to its redefinition of portraiture, the memory of a “happening”, to the avatars of forms, from reality to documentary, photography captures the perception of a moment, while, everything thereafter, appears as the image of an image.

Photography holds a central place, being discursive, reflexive, experimental, and conveying a new form of beauty, in its nomadic nature.

Very few works of art have escaped being captured as a fixed, animated or virtual image by artists. However, this is true of the altered landscapes or the crossed territories of the artists of the Land Art movement, the installations and collages of Annette Messager or Christian Boltanski, the fictitious narratives of Sophie Calle, the sculpted videos of Nam June Paik, the unique mosaics of the artistic duo Gilbert and George, or even the works of Bill Viola, resembling altar pieces of images or the monstrous fiction of Tony Oursler.

How could we not interpret this visual shock, whether it is serious or joyful, which was already being used by the Surrealists – as enounced by André Breton with his famous motto “changer la vue” – as the signs of an unsettling modernity, serving as the mirror of our time?

Paris Art Picture will start in November 2010 with solo exhibitions, collective exhibitions and spaces specifically dedicated to photography or videos. It will feature a selection of the most important international art galleries as well as a range of emerging art galleries. Galleries and publishers will be warmly welcome at this first fair entirely devoted to art and images.

Laurent Boudier, artistic director of Paris Art Picture.

Paris Art Picture Directors
Director: Caroline Clough-Lacoste
Curator: Henri Jobbé-Duval
Artistic director: Laurent Boudier
Communication director: Pascaline Zarifian

Paris Art Picture Press & media
Heymann, Renoult Associates
Agnès Renoult, Eléonore Grau, Emma Lingwood
National press and media:
International press and media: /

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