Cultural Life during my Paris trip in November 2006
Mois de la photo-OFF
As I stayed in Paris for my Show "Locations. Special Montreal Places" during the photography festival "Mois de la Photo-OFF" from November 16 to 26 I had also the opportunity to explore Paris' cultural life during that time. I went to see these events:
Including my own show # 93 Galerie des Ateliers d'artistes de Belleville, Brigitte Schuster I saw 12 of the 101 the following Mois de la photo-OFF shows:
# 21 Centre Culturel Suedois, le Café Suedois, Amelie Radkiewicz 15 portraits of Swedish woman in their homes.
# 14 Laveries Mars, Bénédicte Lassalle,Vittorio Mortarotti and Bénédite Topuz.Three photographers show their work in three different Laundromats.
# 44 Galerie l'oeuil ouvert, Bruno Dieudonne Bruno Dieudonne is inspired by a text by Hervé Guibert named "L'autobus", and photographs scenes of Berlin. The Gallery l'oeuil ouvert has a pretty interesting way of distributing the artist's work: Every stamp is limited to an edition of 500 and signed by the artist. Mounted on aluminum the prints are available in small or large formats.
# 46 coin Canal, Véronique Mercier. Véronique Mercier shoots used, abandoned christmas trees in the town of Paris
# 76 Cité internationale Universitaire de Paris Sylviane Masson. Foreign students write on a chalckboard what they miss in their adaptive country compared to their home country. Their portrait is taken in front of their university building.
# 87 Gare Magenta, Cyril Fakiri, Laurent Julliand, Mehrak, David Metra, Jérôme Vila. 5 photojournalistes of contextes.org question the perception of the image as well as the border to the real using their photography.
# 94 La Cordonnerie. Cécile Debise: Daily life of women in Ouzbékistan Célia Bonnin: Parc of Belleville
One photographer presented a project with 300 DINA 3 posters on a city wall in Rue Charlot/corner rue de Bretagne. Each poster was composed by the selfportrait of an individual looking towards the sky. He found the models in a parc.
Palais de Tokyo: "Cinq milliards d'années".
Looking at Vu: A photographic magazine: 1928-1940.
The Paris Month of Photography: Andre Kertesz, Rip Hopkins, Martin Kollar et Tiane Doan Na Champassak.
And other photographers: Philippe Ramette, Nina Dick, Eva Frapiccini, Beate Guetschow, C. and E.Krecké , Marek Kvetan.
Agence Eurorscg: Photographie de presse.
Centre culturel suedois: Nona Korhonen: "Ma mère américaine".
"La forge de Belleville" is a place with artist studios in a former forge.