Paris Photo — 2013
Past: November 14 → 17, 2013
Artists, galleries, collectors, professionals, enthusiasts and inquisitive minds are gathering once again this fall to enjoy an ambitious, high-level program that emphasizes the diversity and quality of the artists and works presented by participating gallery owners.
Still surfing the wave of this resounding international success, Paris Photo 2013 will be hosting 135 galleries this year at the Grand Palais, including 27 newly selected participants and 27 publishers specializing in photography books.
The Private Collection exhibit introduces visitors to the pioneering role played by private collectors who, driven by their own passion and perseverance, gather masterpieces and develop new approaches. The exhibition hosts a selection of works from Harald Falckenberg’s collection showcasing his perspective on the medium of photography.
The Recent Acquisitions exhibit presents the new photography collections from three international institutions. This year, it will feature the Instituto Moreira Salles from Rio, with Brazilian photography that captures transformations in the urban landscape; the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, offering a set of Arnaud Maggs photographs and a series on photography practices; and the Museum Folkwang from Essen, covering photographic representations of historic events, with a focus on the recent crisis in Egypt.
Echoing that theme, the Open Book exhibit taken from Martin Parr’s collection will present a set of Protest Photo Books, photography pamphlets covering uprisings from the second half of the 20th century to today.
Finally, Paris Photo is also a friendly forum that promotes discussion and reflection. To recognize the vitality of the photography book sector, the Paris Photo Book Awards is given once again to winners from a selection of 30 books published over the past 15 years.
Meanwhile, Nicolas Bourriaud, Director of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, has invited participants in the “Platform” to give talks, interviews, debates, and performances.
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The opening hours of the Grand Palais depend on the exhibitions or events that occur there
- Noémie Goudal