Exhibition & Pop’Up Store in Paris until September, 26th

From September 6 to 14, Liquids Spaces exhibition with Laurent Ballesta, Éric Lamblin and Bruno Bédoc

September, 17th,opening of the exhibition with Roland neveu and John Swain. Presentation of the book : Imagine, Reflections on Peace.
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From September 19 to 26, exhibition Regards by André Carrara + carte blanche to Louise Slaviero

Opening Times
10am to 8pm, except Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (10pm) and Sundays (6pm). Free Entrance.

Getting there

10, rue de Braque 75003 Paris

Subway : Rambuteau (line 11), Hôtel-de-Ville (lines 1, 11) Bus : Station Archives – Rambuteau (lines 29, 75)

Parking : Georges Pompidou, 41-47 rue Rambuteau, open 24/7

// André Carrara //

The exhibition Regards, by André Carrara, announces the release of his new book to be published in November.

In the 1990s, at the request of Anna Wintour, André Carrara regularly collaborated with the American magazine Allure. The years 1980-2000 were mainly the years of Marie-Claire and Marie-Claire bis. With Paolo Roversi, Peter Lindberg, Helmut Newton or Sacha Van Dorssen, he is one of the main collaborators and signs during these prolific decades many subjects among his most outstanding and most beautiful photos. These have been shown around the world, distributed in thousands of copies in France and abroad, and have become part of our collective imagination. Regards is less a retrospective of an artist’s work than a moving tribute by a man to the beauty of women, of all women.

André Carrara > white card to Louise Slaviero
André Carrara will also welcome Louise Slaviero, a young photographer whose original artistic approach has attracted his eye. Louise Slaviero will present a selection of images from her series Aisthèsis, which is part of a latent reflection on the possibility and the stakes of a conscious and reflexive creation in photography.Mise en décoration of the exhibition by La Maison du pli

// Laurent Ballesta // Guest of honorOver the years, Laurent Ballesta has established himself as one of the most emblematic figures of naturalist and underwater photography. As a biologist, he is of course an outstanding diver, fond of the most extreme conditions of the practice, less out of a taste for danger than to access the mysteries of depths that have remained inaccessible until now.

Each of his expeditions is a technical challenge to allow him to surpass the physical limits of body and liquid matter a little more at each descent, and to advance even further and longer in the space of the abyss. Explore and bring back original images that combine aesthetic and scientific approach: diving and photography have been intimately linked since his beginnings at the age of 13. His latest adventure led him last summer to stay for 28 days at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. A world first. With Antonin Guilbert, marine biologist, Thibault Rauby, diving instructor, instructor and assistant lighting technician, and Yanick Gentil, camera diver, they achieved the feat of diving four hundred hours, carrying out 31 dives and going down to 142 meters deep!

In preview, and before the broadcast on ARTE of the documentary ” Planète Méditerranée “, Laurent Ballesta exposes about thirty of his pictures. Thanks to this exceptional work, it offers a new look at the Mediterranean Sea, the cradle of our civilization, an epic space that has nourished the imagination of mankind for thousands of years. His odyssey takes us to the discovery of a meta-terrestrial world, populated by supernatural creatures. A living world whose magic hitherto escaped human sight. Sometimes his photographs seem closer to abstraction, made with transparencies and singular formal structures. Above all, it is the colors that captivate, both those of the natural scenery and those of certain rare specimens: “moments of grace” offered by the spectacular beauty of an extraordinary planet, as Laurent Ballesta points out, who dreamed of himself as an “aquanaut” and still hopes that “beauty will save the world”.

// Éric Lamblin // An immersion in the intimacy of whales

Each year during the southern winter, the “Whale Trail” stops a few weeks off the coast of Réunion Island. For 15 years, a diver-photographer has been swimming near humpback whales. He has gathered his most beautiful images to make you enter a universe of grace and poetry. To contemplate so much beauty, doubt is no longer allowed: the protection of the oceans and the underwater world is a priority, so that the dance and song of these last giants of the planet endure and continue to move us.

// Bruno Bédoc // Cyanotypes with Prussian blue

As Steve Haddock, marine biologist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (USA) points out: “Every time we find ourselves in the unpleasant presence of a jellyfish, it’s because humans have invaded the oceans. We are the ones encroaching on their habitat. »

First of all an aesthetic research, this cyanotype work also reveals this tension between man and animal in the broad sense, and the stakes of their coexistence in the light of an awareness of the disruption of biodiversity. Fiction or reality, dreamlike vision of a beauty whose danger awaits us, Bruno Bédoc’s jellyfish create a sublime mise en abyme of our own fantasies of domination of Nature. Who, us or these translucent creatures, predators composed of 98% water, will finally know how to survive and adapt?

// Pop’Up Store //

Discover a preview of the new releases for the fall of 2020: Planète Mediterranée, Imagine, Reflections on Peace, Macadam Paname and Soul of Paris.

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