Thursday, September 30, 2010

Paris Photo 2010, Spotlight on Central Europe

Spotlight on Central Europe: Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic

From November 18-21, Paris Photo 2010 will offer a rare overview of the Central European scene with work by more than 90 Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovakian and Slovenian artists from the 1920's avant-garde movement and the post-war years through to the most contemporary production.

The project consists of four parts. The General Section evokes major historical, contemporary and avant-garde figures, whereas the Statement section curated by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez highlights emerging talents.

The Central Exhibition and the Project Room presents "Transition Times: video art from Central Europe", a thematic selection of videos curated by Rita Kálmán and Tijana Stepanović, Ludwig Museum–Museum of Contemporary Art's affiliate ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange. A series of conferences will give the public a closer look at the featured countries' photography scenes.

Central Europe photography is also the subject of an exceptional number of concurrent exhibitions in many institutions in Paris: "André Kertész" at the Jeu de Paume, "East – West // Icons" at Espace Polka, "FormElles" at the Hungarian Institute, "East Side Story - Central Europe Chronicles" at HSBC France, "Stepánka Stein and Salim Issa, Little Hanoi" at the Czech Centre.

Dates: Thursday 18th November – Sunday 21st November, 2010
Venue: Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Opening hours: 18th, 19th and 20th November from 11:30 am to 8 pm and 21st November from 11:30 am to 7 pm
Opening preview (by invitation only): Wednesday 17th November from 7 pm to 10 pm

Photograph: Alena Kotzmannova, 2007.

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