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dal 16/11/2010 al 20/11/2010
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Paris Photo

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

14th year of the international fair for 19th Century, modern and contemporary photography. With work by more than 90 Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovakian and Slovenian artists, this year Paris Photo offers an overview of the Central European scene, from the avant-garde movements of the 1920s and 30s through to the most contemporary production. The central exhibition presents 'Transition Times: Video Art from Central Europe'.

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Held at the Carrousel du Louvre from 18th to 21st November 2010, Paris Photo, the world’s leading fair for 19th Century, modern and contemporary photography brings together 106 exhibitors, including 91 galleries and 15 publishers. With 77% of foreign participation, 25 countries represented, 32 newcomers, the 14th edition comes with a rich crop of discoveries. This year marks a notable return of the USA with 16 galleries and a stronger showing of contemporary art galleries with the arrival of beaumontpublic (Luxemburg), Ernst Hilger (Vienna), I-8 (Reykjavik), Anne de Villepoix (Paris), Hervé Loevenbruck (Paris) and Yossi Milo (New York). Vintage photography also gets a boost with the participation of Stephen Bulger (Toronto), SAGE Paris, Stephen Daiter (Chicago) and Barry Friedman (New York).

Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and Poland

Photography is one of Central Europe's richest forms of artistic expression. From the very beginning of the 20th Century, Bratislava, Budapest, Prague, Ljubljana and Warsaw gave rise to innovative intellectual movements that promoted a new vision of photography. Key figures from these cities revolutionized the history of photography, from André Kertész and Moholy-Nagy to František Drtikol, Josef Sudek, Brassaï and Robert Capa.

At the dawn of the 21st Century, photography is the core practice around which Central European artists develop a wide range of artistic work: performance and visual art as well as subjective and documentary expression. Photography is the medium of choice through which Central European artists translate a new political and social reality.
With work by more than 90 Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovakian and Slovenian artists, represented by a third of all participating galleries, Paris Photo offers an exceptional overview of the Central European scene, from the historical avant-garde movements of the 1920s and 30s through to the most contemporary production.

This year’s “Spotlight on Central Europe” project consists of four parts. The General Section presents major historical, contemporary and avant-garde figures. The Statement section, curated by art critic Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez highlights the work of emerging artists. The Central Exhibition and Project Room presents “Transition Times: Video Art from Central Europe” a thematic selection of videos conceived by the Ludwig Museum, Budapest/ ACAX. Finally, a series of lectures will provide further insight into the photography scenes of the featured countries.

The Spotlight on Central Europe project benefits from the support of the Hungarian, Polish and Slovak Institutes, the Czech Centre, the Slovenian Embassy in Paris. as well as the city of Prague, Slovakia’s Ministry of Culture and tourism, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Slovenia’s Ministry of Culture and the National Cultural Fund of Hungary.

Twenty finalists have been selected for the seventh edition of the BMW - Paris Photo Prize by a prestigious international jury.The theme of the Prize, which is reserved for artists represented by galleries participating in the fair, is Electric Vision. Inspired by BMW’s Concept ActiveE, the theme Electric Vision pays tribute to electricity as it shapes the technological future of our societies and transforms our vision of the world. The 20 finalists, selected among 51 projects, will be exhibited at Paris Photo from 18th to 21st of November. The winner is awarded the €12,000 prize at a ceremony held on Wednesday 17th November, during the opening of the Fair.

“A Juste Titre”
With a selection 12 images by 12 contemporary photographers who use the mythical camera, Leica Camera presents some of the highlights of photographic talent uncovered during the course of a number of photo graphy festivals and of the Oskar Barnack Prize awarded to young photo journalists since 1979...

Photographers exhibited:
Antoine Agoudjian, Jane Evelyn Atwood, Philippe Bordas, Jacques Borgetto, Stéphane Duroy, JH Engström, Stanley Greene, Dolorès Marat, Gilles Ouaki, Jeffrey Silverthorne, Klavdij Sluban and Alain Willaume.

The SFR Young Talents Competition showcases the work of 5 young emerging photographers at Paris Photo. For this 4th edition, the work, selected by a jury of professionals, will be on the theme “Movement”.

The 14th Paris Photo edition coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Mois de la photo - a month-long event which turns Paris into the world’s capital of photography in November, with exhibitions in loca- tions throughout the city. In the framework of the “Close-Up” VIP programme, VIPs and collectors will have privileged access to major events such as “Harry Callahan: Variations” at the Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson, “André Kertész” at the Jeu de Paume, “Larry Clark: Kiss the Past Hello” at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, “Steidl : quand la photo- graphie devient livre - de Robert Frank à Karl Lagerfeld” at the Monnaie de Paris, “Autour de l’extrême” at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, “Primitifs de la photographie. Le calotype en France (1843-1860)” at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, “Heinrich Kühn” at the Musée de l’Orangerie...

Image: Peter Bialobrzeski, The Raw and the Cooked, 2010 C-Print. Courtesy of the artist and Robert Morat Gallery Hamburg

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Trade preview Wednesday 17 November, 2010, from 4-7 pm
Opening night Wednesday 17 November, 2010, from 7-10 pm

Carrousel du Louvre
99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Opening hours:
Thursday 18 November, 11:30 am to 8:00 pm
Friday 19 November, 11:30 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday 20 November, 11:30 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday 21 November, 11:30 am to 7:00 pm
General admission: 18 € / 9 € for students

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