Paris Photo: Curiouser and Curiouser - Art Collector

Erik Madigan Heck, ‘Muse, Old Future’, 2014. Chromogenic print, 101.6 x 76.2cm. Courtesy: the artist and Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich.

Paris Photo returns to the city of love in November with an all new sector titled ‘Curiosa’. Aiming to highlight a different photographic theme each year, the inaugural presentation puts the spotlight on erotic photography, bringing together intimate images by 13 artists including Nobuyoshi Araki, JoAnn Callis, and Antoine d’Agata. Curiosa curator Martha Kirszenbaum says she wants to challenge the viewer’s concepts of power relations, fetishism, domination and gender issues.

Curiosa joins four returning Sectors that make up the world’s largest international photography art fair – a must for any collector interested in the photography medium. The Main Sector presents a complete panorama of artworks with an emphasis on solo and duo shows and thematic projects, offering viewers the opportunity to discover and rediscover leading artists. The Book Sector highlights the importance of the photobook in the history of the medium and in artists’ creative process, and will this year hold around 300 book signing events. The Prismes Sector showcases large-format, series and installation projects exploring photography in its most diverse forms, while the Film Sector sees exhibitors screening a number of artist films and video works.

Held at the historic Grand Palais in Paris, the 22nd edition will this year showcase around 250 galleries including Rosegallery (Santa Monica),  Feldbush Wiesner Rudolph (Berlin), Keith de Lellis (New York), Patricia Conde (Mexico) and Goodman (Johannesburg/Cape Town).

The fair will also host the Paths Elles X Paris Photo tour, a walk-through focusing on female photographers from both Paris Photo and in events throughout the city, including exhibitions at Jeu de Paume and Fondation Cartier, and Photo Saint Germain fringe event.

Paris Photo runs from 8–11 November 2019, with a preview on 7 November.

Annie Tonkin

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