This year’s selection is dominated by solo shows, with twenty-nine names in the spotlight. Alongside top Parisian galleries – Camera Obscura, Daniel Templon, agnès B., Gagosian, Xippas, Lelong, Magnum, Baudoin Lebon with Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, Suzanne Tarasiève with Boris Mikhaïlov, Caroline Smulders with Vanessa Beecroft, and many others – collectors and visitors can browse international galleries including Blindspot from Hong Kong, Julian Sander from Cologne, Joan Prats from Barcelona, Diehl from Berlin with Olga Chernysheva, Danziger from New York with Susan Meiselas, Richard Saltoun from London or Tanit from Beirut.
Once you’ve admired (or bought) some of the finest photography around, head to the Prismes sector for some monumental surprises. Already a leading name on the art scene, the young Parisian gallery Sator will be showing two ethnographic surrealist films made in Rio de Janeiro by the Greek artist Evangelia Kranioti; the Gowen gallery from Geneva is presenting the Laboratoire photographique by French artist Aurélie Pétrel; Eric Firestone from East Hampton has put together a selection of emblematic photographs by Henry Chalfant of subway graffiti from 1970 to 1980; Esther Woerdehoff is offering an exclusive glimpse of twenty silver gelatin prints by Karlheinz Weinberger, never seen in public before, revealing the hidden side of Swiss youth; and the Thomas Zander gallery from Cologne will be showcasing an exceptional and premonitory first series of works by renowned artist and theorist Victor Burgin, who cast a highly critical eye on the fetishization of women as the object of men’s desires.
Also new this year is the Films/Videos sector in partnership with MK2 and, from 10 to 12 November, a special selection of videos by artists selected by the curator of this year’s show, Matthieu Orléan. Presenting the best of international photography at the heart of Paris, Paris Photo never fails to sparkle.
From November the 9th to the 12th.