Public program 2021

Public program 2021

Paris Photo

© Patrick Tourneboeuf Tendance Floue.

October 28, 2021
Public program 2021
November 11–14, 2021, 11am
Opening preview: November 10–14, by invitation only
Paris Photo
Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
Hours: Thursday–Saturday 1–8pm,
Sunday 1–7pm
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Paris Photo, the largest international art fair dedicated to photography and photo-based art opens in two weeks under the Eiffel tower at the newly constructed Grand Palais Ephémère in Paris. Don’t miss the week where the art world comes together with 147 galleries and 30 artbook dealers at the Grand Palais Ephémère and an extensive public programme of exhibitions, conversations, awards, book signings and more.

Preview the 177 exhibitors here.

Platform conversation series
Join leading figures in the field for four days of conversations opening with discussions on emerging photography led by Shoair Mavlian, Curiosa sector curator, followed by a round table on the national photographic commission project Regards du Grand Paris organized by Pascal Beausse (Cnap). Friday, the Elles x Paris Photo series is presented in collaboration with the French Ministry of Culture with the support of Kering I Women in Motion. Nathalie Herschdorfer, programme curator, explores critical issues in the field. On Saturday, a conversation led by Marc Donnadieu (art critic, curator) on brut photography and a round-table discussion moderated by Taous Dahmani (historian, researcher, art critic) on merging territories between photography and music. The program closes on Sunday with photography and cinema, a talk between Dominique Païni (film critic) and Alain Fleischer (photographer), and a two-part series on the photographic condition organized by Pascale Krief (art critic, curator). Conversations run daily at the fair and are presented in both French and English with simultaneous translation available.

Artist talks by The Eyes
For more intimate short-format discussions focusing on editorial projects, the artist talks conceived and presented by The Eyes magazine welcome 36 artists including Antoine D’Agata, Omar Victor Diop, Gregory Halpern, Diana Markosian, Mame-Diarra Niang, SMITH, Rebecca Norris Webb, and more. The Artist Talks are presented three times daily in either French or English.

Photobook Awards
Don’t miss the announcement of the winners of the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Friday, November 12 at 3pm at Paris Photo in the Book sector. See the short-listed titles exhibited at the Fair.

Book signings
This year, more than 300 artist signature sessions will be held with: Antoine d’Agata, Mohamed Bourouissa, Sophie Calle, Raymond Depardon, Claudio Edinger, Bruce Gilden, Paul Graham, Susan Meiselas, SMITH, Mario Testino, Paolo Ventura, Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb, Sabine Weiss, among many more.

Special exhibitions
This year’s special exhibitions include Corpus: Recent Acquisitions from the Centre National des arts plastiques, An Overwhelming Illusion: New Media in The JPMorgan Chase Art Collection featuring acquisitions from Paris Photo 2021; The BMW Artist Residency with The Pigment Change by Almudena Romero; The Conviviality Connection—Olivier Culmann x Pernod Ricard; Gosette Lubondo Diakota, winner of The Maison Ruinart Award; Deborah Turbeville—Passport from MUUS Collection; Made You Vanish by Zoë Ghertner for Chloe;  Olivier Löser for Mugler Fragrances; Louis Vuitton Editions; Mona Schulzek by WhiteWall; Amazonia Sebastião Salgado by Taschen; The Pink Ribbon Photo Award by Estée Lauder; and The Together Project—Carte Blanche To Evangelia Kranioti for (Red), charity partner with the support of Balmain, Sofitel and Leica.

Media Lounge programme
The Media Lounge brings together the world’s best publications in the field of photography, arts and culture. Find more than 30 international titles from Aperture, Art in America, Artnews, Artpress, ArtReview, Beaux-Arts, Flash Art, Foam Magazine, Fisheye, Esse, Le Journal Des Arts, L’oeil, The Art Newspaper France, Quotidien de l’art, and many more…, as well as a unique program of events with the participation of British Journal of Photography, Der Greif, Eikon, Hotshoe and Numéro.

Off-site screenings & exhibitions
Don’t miss the Paris Photo Carte Blanche Students, a large-format exhibition presented with Picto Foundation and SNCF Gares et Connexions on view at Paris’ Gare du Nord Train station from November 4th to December 15th. Silencio-des-Près cinema presents in collaboration with Paris Photo an evening programme of screenings November 11, 13 and 14th featuring Alexander Kunetsov and Viviane Maier. And get out in the city and explore the In Paris during Paris Photo programme, a selection of the best photography and photo-based art exhibitions in Paris during fair week.

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