Paris Photo — 19e édition



Paris Photo
19e édition

Past: November 12 → 15, 2015

Paris photo grid Paris Photo 2015 Du 12 au 15 novembre se tient au Grand Palais la foire Paris Photo qui, quelques semaines après la Fiac accueille les galeries pour un événement international dédié à ce médium qui continue d’occuper une place majeure dans l’art d’aujourd’hui.

Over 140 leading galleries from 33 countries will be featured this year at the Grand Palais, presenting both historical and contemporary works. Joining them are 27 publishers and specialized art book dealers providing a complete panorama of the photographic medium.

For the first time this year, a selection of galleries will present large formats and serial works in a new curated exhibition sector in the Salon d’Honneur. The Salon d’Honneur will also host guest collector Enea Righi, who will present major works from one of Italy’s most important private collections featuring prominent artists such as Cy Twombly, Nan Goldin, and Hans-Peter Feldmann, among others.

Accentuating the cultural and social dynamic of the fair, the Paris Photo Platform will reunite key figures in the art world for a cycle of talks and discussions elaborating upon three axes: the collection, photography after the crisis, and photography and its relation to the book.

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Noé Sendas Peep 15, 2014 — B&W photography. Inkjet print (pigmented inks) on luster paper Exposant : Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea


Salon d’honneur Gallery Sector

This year, Paris Photo inaugurate a new exhibitor section in the Salon d’Honneur on the 1st floor of the Grand Palais, which will allow a selection of exhibiting galleries to present series and large format works. The sector will provide visitors the unique opportunity to view exceptional oeuvres in their entirety.

Gallery Projects

Akio Nagasawa, Tokyo / Jean Kenta Gauthier, Paris

Daido Moriyama — “Farewell Photography”

Daido Moriyama Born in 1938, Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, Japan; lives and works in Tokyo

Daido Moriyama is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s preeminent living photographers. His career began in the 1960s under the influence of Japanese master photographers Shomei Tomatsu and Eikoh Hosoe, and he was a vital part of the avant-garde generation that formed in Tokyo around the magazine Provoke. Influenced not only by photography in Japan, but by a range of American and European influences, from Jack Kerouac, William Klein and Andy Warhol, to Eugène Atget and Nicéphore Niepce, Moriyama quickly established his own radical and highly original style. Shooting quickly and freely on the streets of Tokyo, taking on board the grain and blur of city life, he built up his own photographic language and by 1972, less than a decade after the start of his career, he had already published three of the most influential photobooks of the post-war period: Japan A Photo Theatre (1968), Farewell Photography (1972) and A Hunter (1972).

The complete and definitive set of Farewell Photography will be presented in the Salon d’Honneur at Paris Photo.

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Daido Moriyama KAGEROU (Mayfly), 1972 — Gelatin silver print © Daido Moriyama — Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film


Bruce Silverstein, New York

Rosalind Solomon — « Portraits in the Times of Aids »

Rosalind Solomon, born in 1930, Highland Park, Illinois; lives and works in New York

Bruce Silverstein Gallery presents a selection of exhibition prints from Rosalind Solomon’s 1988 solo-show, Portraits in the Time of AIDS, first presented at the Grey Art Gallery at New York University. Occurring at the height of the AIDS crisis in NYC, Solomon’s show garnered a tremendous amount of attention for her brazen, unflinching approach to a polemical subject at a moment dominated by fear and violent discrimination.

Solomon faced a critical response to her project and its impact and importance was largely misunderstood and underappreciated when it was first presented.

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Rosalind Fox Solomon Portraits in the Time of AIDS, Washington, 1987 — Gelatin silver print — 103 cm x 99 cm Courtesy Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York


Erna Hecey, Brussels

Suzanne Lafont — « Index »

Suzanne Lafont, born in 1949 in Nîmes; lives and works in Paris

Index is a data bank containing 465 photographs taken by Suzanne Lafont between 1987 and the present.

The twofold presentation (double digital slide projection) offers entries both in French and in English, thereby allowing the random association of images. The starting point may be a word or a phrase; setting up the different order and set of associations in each language.

“I choose the form of dictionary. By placing images in relation to words playing the role of alphabetically ordered entries, the dictionary allows the sequence to be ordered in a way that is independent of the closeness of the representative elements. The arbitrariness of the alphabet provides a way of bringing together the world in its diversity.”

— Suzanne Lafont

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Suzanne Lafont Situation Comedy, 2011 — 99 prints — 60,8 x 46 cm each Courtesy Erna Hecey Office © Suzanne Lafont


Pace Macgill, New York / Carlier — Gebauer Berlin

Paul Graham — « Senami »

Paul Graham, born in 1956, Stafford, United Kingdom; lives and works in New York

The Senami works are from Paul Graham’s’s series “Does Yellow Run Forever”, which pushes deeper into his ongoing exploration of the ephemeral and common in the fabric of our everyday lives. This series consists of three parts and is shot in three different locations — images of rainbows from Western Ireland, a young woman (Senami) asleep in different rooms on the far side of 11 the world, and the facades of New York City gold shops.

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Paul Graham Senami, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2011 — Chromogenic print mounted on Plexiglas image, paper and mount — 44 1/4 x 59 inches and frame, 52 x 66 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches © Paul Graham — courtesy Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

The combination of these images allows us to collectively consider the fleeting things we seek and value in life: love, wealth and happiness, beauty — the metaphorical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.


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