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  • Collectif – Flux, une société en mouvement
    Collectif – Flux, une société en mouvement
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    Collectif – Flux, une société en mouvement

    Following the eponymous photographic commission initiated by Cnap in 2018, Flux, a society in motion presents the work of fifteen photographers or artist duos who bear witness to the multiple flows irrigating the world today and their environmental and societal consequences. This possibility or impossibility of movement is the basis of the conditions of existence of each form of life. But financial flows, logistical flows, human flows, electrical flows, data flows, raw material flows are all intertwined, get carried away and sometimes end up overflowing. The text that introduces the book, written by Bruce Bégout, philosopher and novelist, great explorer of our planet under the influence of globalization, is conceived, in the form of a carte blanche, as a sixteenth participation in this project. Each of the artists has freely laid out their images and chosen an author to put them into words. This photographic book, through these singular artistic and critical languages, thus exposes a wide range of today's French photographic scene, which represents and documents to produce an updated knowledge of all aspects of life, from the most visible to the most minute. The collection also illustrates the importance of the commission in the history of contemporary photographic practices, which have initiated essential moments, particularly in times of crisis.
    28,00
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    Raymond Depardon – La chambre
    Raymond Depardon – La chambre
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    Raymond Depardon – La Chambre

    Signed and numbered edition from 1 to 500 In La Chambre, signed and numbered to 500 copies, Raymond Depardon invites us on a journey to the family farm of Le Garet, where he grew up, through a selection of iconic images taken in color, with a view camera. This large negative format, with its long exposure, transforms each image into a painting, a silent passage in and around this farm that has marked the family's destiny. The smallest details, seemingly insignificant, become a photographic subject. A chair, a table, a wallpaper pattern, each element is a fragment of the photographer's memory that transports us through his memories in a permanent tension between past and present. The work questions this relationship to time and the universal concept of memory, both highlighted in a text by philosopher Jacques Rancière, written especially for the book. La Chambre is presented as a carefully crafted artist's book with a stunning form. Each photograph is hand-glued only to the top edge of the paper and positioned in a dry-marked bowl identical to the format of the original negative. The images are thus reproduced to scale 1 and appear like a print glued in an album.
    120,00
  • Yves Trémorin – Monica
    Yves Trémorin – Monica
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    Yves Trémorin – Monica

    A figure of French contemporary photography, first known in the 1980s as a member of the mythical and sulphurous trio Noir Limite (with Florence Chevallier and Jean-Claude Bélégou), Yves Trémorin has been building a rigorous body of work for several decades, both in its procedures and its processes. In a practice at the origin as much as at the margin and at the heart of his work, he has not ceased, for more than 40 years, to photograph his companion Monique. Several series have thus been created, often exhibited or reproduced in a fragmentary manner: "Les Amants magnifiques", "Chambre close", "Un dimanche" and "Monica". They are finally published in their entirety in this book, accompanied by numerous unpublished photographs from the 1980s and 1990s, selected with Yves Trémorin from his archives, showing their work process as sketches and preparatory sketches. Through the intimate photographic practice of the artist, who constructs the portrait "from Monique to Monica", companion, actress or myth, this book shows how a loving and photographic relationship constituted the beginnings of the major axes of his work. This book, born from a proposal by Caroline Bénichou (VU' gallery), includes an interview by Yves Trémorin with Michel Poivert.
    35,00
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    Guillaume Geneste – Le tirage à mains nues
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    Guillaume Geneste – Le tirage à mains nues

    Guillaume Geneste is the creator of the laboratory La Chambre Noire in Paris. He is one of the last film printers in France and a companion of many photographers... In this book, he gives us his thoughts on the work of the photographer, on the relationship he has with the artist photographer, on the future of this profession. Reflections, anecdotes and interviews with great names of international photography (Ralph Gibson, Duane Michals, Sid Kaplan or Howard Greenberg...), as well as French photographers of all generations (Arnaud Claass, Gabrielle Duplantier, Valérie Belin, Jo Terrien...), allow us to enter the backstage of the shooter's job. The opportunity to cross paths with Jean Gaumy, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Klavdij Sluban, Denis Roche, Bernard Plossu, Henri Cartier Bresson, Martine Franck, Pierre de Fenoÿl, Sabine Weiss, Anne-Lise Broyer and many others... An unprecedented book, neither technical nor theoretical, but a book of passion and emotion that will be a reference on the subject.
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  • Julien Coquentin - Tropiques
    Julien Coquentin - Tropiques
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    Julien Coquentin – Tropiques

    With this new work, Tropiques, Julien Coquentin further explores his favorite themes of childhood, family, territory and otherness. It is after a trip to Reunion Island that he elaborated his new series. Having left to work there as a nurse, with his wife and three children, he spent two years taking photos and writing texts, considering that photography and writing are two sides of the same creation. As he said in an interview, "I believe that my writing resembles my photography and that it is therefore possible to confuse them." This is also the editorial interest of this book: to give the same role to the texts (5 short stories, like tales) and to the images, without one being an illustration of the other. Texts and photographs will thus be the two actors of the same story, each with its own particularities, thus allowing to say what cannot be imagined and to image what cannot be said. Julien Coquentin lets vibrate, in images where the dampness of the island is almost palpable, the themes of the relationship between man and nature, the intimacy of the family caught in a foreign territory, the difference of the other culture...
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  • Jérémie Lenoir - Dust
    Jérémie Lenoir - Dust
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    Jérémie Lenoir – Dust

    In the previous work, NORD, published in April 2016 by Light Motiv, photographer Jérémie Lenoir flew over the axis of industrial heritage reconversion between Arras and Antwerp. With this new series DUST, he travels the boundary between water and land all around Utah's Salt Lake, where human mining of sodium, magnesium, potassium, and petroleum takes place. The amazing colors result from the concentration of salt, algae, microorganisms, or are artificially generated by additives accelerating evaporation or by some discharges from the few facilities. Protocol of realization: during several residencies spread over 3 years, Jérémie Lenoir photographed the contours of the salt lake, multiplying the flights above each selected space to follow, trace and understand its transformation. The photographer always takes his shots at the same time, around noon, when the sun is at its zenith; this light that crushes the reliefs and the colors offers a neutrality and a flatness essential to obtain this confusion between photography and painting. All the images are also captured at the same altitude, around 450 m / 1500ft, and with the same fixed focal length to obtain a consistency of scale. By combining aerial point of view and abstraction, the artist continues his work of anthropology of the landscape while experimenting, even more intensely in this new series, the limits of the photographic medium; a sensitive and unique look on our contemporary world.
    39,00
  • Harry Gruyaert - India
    Harry Gruyaert - India
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    Harry Gruyaert – India

    India is disconcerting, it destabilizes you and makes you lose your bearings. It stimulates you intellectually. There is an energy there that is born of an impression of constant chaos: the people, the cities, the swarming of the crowd. What immediately interested me was the multiplicity of elements with which one can compose and this orgy of colors that one must try to control in order not to fall into the easy way. - Harry Gruyaert Through a dozen trips over more than 40 years, Harry Gruyaert has tirelessly traveled the Indian peninsula and in this book gives us a testimony of this country in tension where tradition and modernity, effervescence and tranquility, permanently coexist. Multiple details, different layers, are intertwined in these photographs, mostly unpublished, which oscillate between chromatic power and an almost monochrome palette. The air is saturated with color, light, noise, and sometimes silence. By restoring the multi-sensory experience that he has perceived over the years in the face of the mysteries of this country, the Belgian photographer paints a contrasting picture that is far from exotic. Harry Gruyaert recounts, in the introduction, his discovery and fascination for India. While various excerpts from Jean-Claude Carrière's Dictionnaire amoureux de l'Inde punctuate this visual exploration of the Indian peninsula.
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  • Thomas Mailaender - Name Dropping
    Thomas Mailaender - Name Dropping
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    Thomas Mailaender – Name Dropping

    Name Dropping is the 7th part of the series of notebooks that Thomas Mailaender devotes to amateur practices identified on the net. This time it is about posted images, on which appear the first and last names of the protagonists. Shortcuts, omissions and confrontations proliferate and give rise to a gallery of portraits as hilarious as they are entertaining.
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  • Stéphanie Solinas - Dominique Lambert
    Stéphanie Solinas - Dominique Lambert
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    Stéphanie Solinas – Dominique Lambert

    Dominique is the most common mixed name in France, and the twenty-seventh most common. Combining it with Lambert, the twenty-seventh most common surname, Stéphanie Solinas defined as her study population the one hundred and ninety-one Dominique Lambert listed in the private individuals' directory (Pages Blanches, France). She asked each of them by mail to fill out a Chinese portrait. From this, for the Dominique Lambert who responded, she elaborated a written portrait, with the help of the Advisory Committee for the Description of the Dominique Lambert (composed of a psychologist, a statistician, a police inspector, and a lawyer). This text formed the basis for the portrait drawn by the painter Benoît Bonnemaison-Fitte. The drawn portrait was then transformed into a sketch by Dominique Ledée, a police investigator from the Identité Judiciaire. Stéphanie Solinas then looked for a model with an obvious resemblance to the composite portrait to photograph. Slipped into the book jacket, a crystal pocket contains the identity photos of the "real" Dominique Lambert, author of the Chinese portraits, and thus closes the chain of representations imagined by the artist.
    34,00
  • David de Beyter - Damaged Inc.
    David de Beyter - Damaged Inc.
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    David de Beyter – Damaged Inc.

    For three years, David de Beyter followed the "Big Bangers", a community in Northern Europe that practices car crashing as a way of life. On the circuits, the parking lots, the bare fields, the artist captured the essence of a practice that shapes the landscapes of his childhood. This long-term project mixing films, photographs and sculptures will result in 3 editions (2 books and a vinyl). Damaged Inc. the first one, with its black and white printing, its double-page collages that render the cars by fragments, and the slogans that illustrate the philosophy of the followers of this practice, is directly inspired by the aesthetics of the original fanzines created by the "Big Bangers".
    25,00
  • Erwin Wurm - Photographs
    Erwin Wurm - Photographs
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    Erwin Wurm – Photographs

    Erwin Wurm Photographs is published on the occasion of the first retrospective devoted by the Maison Européenne de la Photographie to his photographic practice. The book sheds light on the work of Erwin Wurm, an internationally renowned artist, from this new perspective. Bringing together some 600 photographs taken since the late 1980s, this comprehensive publication will also present original contact sheets and prints from the artist's personal archives, which have never before been made public. The book explores the artistic process by which the Austrian artist created such major works as the Dust Sculptures, Fabio Getting Dressed, and the famous One-Minute Sculptures, as well as recent large-format Polaroids. This monograph highlights the unique role played by the photographic medium in Wurm's work: far more than a means of immortalizing his performances, photography is for him a form of "sculptural" expression in its own right. Erwin Wurm was born in 1954 in Austria. He lives and works between Vienna and Limberg.
    45,00
  • Laurence Aëgerter - Cathédrales
    Laurence Aëgerter - Cathédrales
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    Laurence Aëgerter – Cathédrales

    The book Cathedrals and Churches of France, published in 1949 by the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Tourism, is the origin of Laurence Aëgerter's Cathedrals facsimile. The artist placed the work near the window of her studio, and allowed the incidence of natural light to affect a reproduction of the facade of the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne in Bourges. She then re-photographed the image every minute for two hours, obtaining one hundred and twenty photographs of light variations on this single image. The play of light and shadow that outlines the Gothic architecture in the original photograph is superimposed by a new shadow that slowly evolves over the cathedral and, in an almost imperceptible but irremediable way, ends up engulfing it. Aëgerter's photographs thus contain three times.
    48,00
  • Hassan Hajjaj
    Hassan Hajjaj
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    Hassan Hajjaj

    From the diversity of his influences, Hassan Hajjaj, Anglo-Moroccan artist, has created a form of artistic crossbreeding, a whimsical and eccentric universe that engages in a dialogue between tradition and modernity, culture and pop culture. Known for his ultra-colored portraits at the border between documentary practice and fashion photography, he also associates in his compositions African loincloths, cans, logos or monograms diverted. He thus elaborates a kind of visual reappropriation of globalized consumer products and proposes a critical interpretation of oriental exoticism. Simply titled Hassan Hajjaj, this book published on the occasion of the retrospective that the MEP is devoting to him in September 2019, is the first major monograph devoted to his work. It includes all of the series that have made him famous as well as his previously unpublished B/W work.
    35,00
  • Mazaccio & Drowilal - The happiness project
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    Mazaccio & Drowilal – The happiness project

    In 2014, the artists Mazaccio and Drowilal travelled to Silicon Valley in California, the now mythical territory where the majority of the digital tools we use daily are designed. The book The Happiness Project- A journey through Silicon Valley - restores in the form of a photographic sequence, the subjective and chromatic documentary of this trip. It is about counter-culture and the link that computers have with it, but also about New Age, ecological awareness, or intensive sports practice. The still lifes, a kind of contemporary vanity that punctuates the work, symbolize the Californian ideology and the relationship to work maintained within the companies of this region.
    30,00
  • Tiane Doan na Champassak - Sale
    Tiane Doan na Champassak - Sale
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    Tiane Doan na Champassak – Sale

    Tiane Doan na Champassak discovered on the Web Noname Jane, an American pornographic actress who ended her career after having participated in more than 300 films. In 2007 she announced, via her website, the sale of all the sex toys she used for her photo shoots and films. Continuing his practice of appropriation Champassak gathers in this book the complete collection of sex toys accompanied by the comments of the actress. He then learned directly from Noname Jane that the entire collection had been destroyed in a fire. As a result, the actress closed down her site permanently.
    25,00
  • Erik Kessels - Shit
    Erik Kessels - Shit
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    Erik Kessels – Shit

    There is no dignity or modesty in wartime. Erik Kessels reveals an unusual facet of the conflict, one that history books do not usually dwell on. Despite the horror and chaos of hostilities, some moments of daily life remain unavoidable, even on the battlefield. The book Shit is an illustrated account of German soldiers defecating in combat during World War II.
    35,00
  • Tomoko Sawada - Recruit
    Tomoko Sawada - Recruit
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    Tomoko Sawada – Recruit

    Following in the footsteps of Cindy Sherman, Tomoko Sawada embodies the second generation of female artists who choose the photographic mise-en-scène to explore the question of identity and denounce contemporary cultural conventions. This young Japanese artist is particularly interested in the photographic practice within our society such as class, wedding or fashion studio photography. She disguises herself as a multitude of characters to bring out the stereotypes of these customs and habits. With Recruit, Tomoko Sawada continues her work on self-portraiture in contemporary Japanese society. This time she explores the identity photographs that Japanese students take at the end of their studies, in order to look for a job. She has kept the established formal conventions (costume, posture, neutral facial expression), but to thwart them by introducing a subtle variation. From a strict photographic device, taking up the codes of the photo booth (a light always similar, an invariant framing, the same pose), she multiplies the images by playing on her hairstyle, her make-up, and the expression given to her face. She amazes by the difference she makes possible and visible on her face, and demonstrates the relative character of all appearance. Arranged in a grid in the book, the three portrait plates offer a global vision of their number, at the same time as they invite the eye to scroll from one face to another.
    32,00
  • Tiane Doan na Champassak - Censored
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    Tiane Doan na Champassak – Censored

    For the past ten years, Tiane Doan na Champassak has been collecting Thai erotic magazines dating from the 60s and 70s. As nudity in magazines was forbidden at the time, the photographs were censored with care and creativity. The artist used his collection of over 4000 photographic details to create the book Censored addressing the themes of eroticism and censorship. An Instagram account dedicated to the 4200 photographs of the Censored project was created in July 2017. This principle of censorship today very common on social networks takes on a particular content with these images from the 1960s-70s. www.instagram.com/censored.book
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  • Thomas Mailaender - Gone Fishing
    Thomas Mailaender - Gone Fishing
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    Thomas Mailaender – Gone Fishing

    Gone Fishing tells, in the form of a collection of fictitious correspondences, the modern epic of a young man who prefers vacations with friends to his new responsibilities as a father. In the course of the letters, Thomas Mailaender paints an unflattering portrait of a teenage Ulysses more inspired by beer, big game fishing and ping-pong than by the joys of fatherhood. Each of the 19 letters collected here is illustrated with a portrait of the young father performing a feat of appalling banality to excuse his absence. These images are photomontages made by the artist from amateur photos collected on the internet.
    38,00
  • Erwin Wurm - Self-Portrait as 47 Pickles
    Erwin Wurm - Self-Portrait as 47 Pickles
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    Erwin Wurm – Self-Portrait as 47 Pickles

    The pickle is a recurring figure in Erwin Wurm's work. In 2008, he created an installation entitled Selbstportät all Gurken (Self-portrait in gherkins), in which he placed all the gherkins from the contents of a jar, replicated in painted resin, on their pedestals. Each condiment was then photographed with the same shooting protocol. The artist's book Self-Portrait as 47 Pickles brings together this series.
    38,00