Paris Photo 2010
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).
SPOTLIGHT ON CENTRAL EUROPE: 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.
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Portfolio Paris Photo 2010