Paris Photo announces first round of 2015 exhibitors - Art Collector

Main Entance of the Grand Palais. Paris Photo 2014 © Jérémie Bouillon / Paris Photo

By Emily Cones-Browne

International art fair Paris Photo has announced its 2015 exhibitor list.

The premier fair for works of the photographic medium, Paris Photo will show 167 galleries and publishers for the 2015 edition, held at the Grand Palais in Paris from 12-15 November.

142 galleries will be in attendance, including Stills Gallery (Sydney) and Tolarno(Melbourne) (click
here to view the full exhibitor list).

Stills Gallery will be taking three artists to Paris Photo this year: Trent Parke, Patrick Pound and Justine Varga.

The gallery will present the three artists, each of whom work with the photographic medium in three very different ways; Trent Parke’s personal and narrative approach to documentary; Patrick Pound’s conceptual take on found photography; and Justine Varga’s camera-less images.

“We wanted to build on last year's experience by showing some more of Trent Parke's stunning works from The Black Rose series, and to introduce a few more of our artists to the international audience at Paris Photo”, says Stills director Bronwyn Rennex.

“We liked the idea of presenting differing approaches to working with photography to showcase the breadth of talented artists the gallery represents. Paris Photo is a place to do business and make connections… it's an important part of promoting our artists on the international stage.”

Following on from their solo presentation of Trent Parke’s work at Paris Photo 2014, they will include key new works from his series The Black Rose (2015). Pound will create an installation for Paris Photo 2015- the large-scale work will tease out humorous and idiosyncratic connections between original vernacular snaps and vintage commercial images.

The new, camera-less photography by Justine Varga will also be on show. Produced during the Australia Council for the Arts London Studio Residency in late 2014, this series builds significantly upon Varga’s earlier camera-less negative exposures, which tested the expansive capacity for film to record performative gestures, private spaces, and personal experiences of time.

This year’s program features some notable highlights:
The Private Collection exhibition will highlight a selection of photographic works from the Enea Richi Collection; and the 2015 Platform will present a series of conversations and talks according to three axes (the collection, problematics in the medium of photography and photography and the artist’s book). Paris Photo will also partner with Aperture Foundation to present the 5th annual Photobok Awards.

New this year is a large-scale exhibition held in the Salon d’Honneur, which is dedicated to monumental and serial works, plus video.

Paris Photo’s full program will be announced in early September 2015.
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