November er messetid for fotokunst i Paris. Paris Photo har 20 års jubilæum og udstiller i Grand Palais mens Fotofever holder til i Carrousel du Louvre fra 11 til 13 november.
Paris Photo er i de forløbne år vokset fra 50 til 153 udstillere fra 23 forskellige lande, heriblandt Danmark, og man forventer 60.000 besøgende i udstillingsdagene.
Fotofever har til sammenligning blot fem år på bagen, men har alligevel samlet 75 gallerier til deres udstilling, som ligger dør om dør med verdens nok mest berømte kunstmuseum, Louvre.
Celine Schall fra Fotofever fortæller: “Fotofever is the first art fair that addresses young collectors thanks to its introductory program to collecting: start to collect.”
Specialized in young photographic creation, fotofever paris is the hunting ground of confirmed collectors wishing to unearth the talents of tomorrow.
Furthermore, contemporary photography being the most accessible artistic medium aesthetically and financially, it is the most suitable to start a collection. That is why fotofever has created start to collect program that guides amateurs step-by-step toward the acquisition of their first photographic artwork.
“Each year fotofever gives birth to new collectors thanks to an eclectic selection of several hundred works presented by galleries from around the world. Everyone can find a favourite.”
Fra Paris Photo lyder det: “Paris Photo’s mission, since its creation in 1997, is to reunite an exceptional selection of artworks in an exploration of photography in all its forms, from vintage works to contemporary creations, from the world’s premier galleries and book dealers.”
The Platform, reuniting some 20 conversations, new exhibition programmes including recent acquisitions from major institutions or private collections, the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, and the signature programme that reunites numerous artistes each year for the fair.
Today we await some 60 000 visitors who will be able to discover 153 galleries, in both the main sector and PRISMES dedicated to large formats and series in the Salon d’Honneur. 30 international publishers complete this panorama, to which we add the exhibitions of our official partners, J.P. Morgan presenting a selection of their collection, and BMW with Alinka Echeverria, as well as our associate partners, Leica and the Oscar Barnack Award, Pernod Ricard with Omar Victor Diop, Erwin Olaf with Ruinart, and young artists presented by Huawei, which contribute to enrich this year’s fair. Our partners are warmly thanked.
The 20th edition merits an exceptional programme. On this occasion Paris Photo will release a special publication, historical and contributive, coedited with Xavier Barral, highlighting key moments in the history of the fair. Beyond the Grand Palais, a carte blanche has been awarded to Raphaël Dallaporta who proposes to travelers at the Gare du Nord a unique 30 meter-long photo-installation. Beginning October, Paris Photo is also on-the-air with Radio Nova with guest curators and artists who will give voice to selected images. Discover the images as they are revealed via the Paris Photo and Radio Nova websites.