Xu Yong Negatives
Exhibition at Paris Photo
The 19th edition of Paris Photo 2015 opens its door to the public on the 12th November 2015, at Grand Palais in the heart of Paris. Over 100 galleries from all over the world, especially from Europe and America, gather together at this international art fair.
Paris Photo, as straightforward as its name, has a special focus on artworks carried by the photographic medium. The range of its collections is extremely wide: black & white or splashes of colors; C-print or projection, static or ‘moving’ images (achieved by multiple layers of lighting effects); famous culture icons or fresh young artists… Take your time, you may find some nice surprises.
Negatives art twist
Digital photography had a few technological breakthroughs and won the heart of a lot of people. But if you like the works of the film era, you can find hand painted salt print from a negative from 1863 or a scanned negative from 1984. When the artist Xu Yong says “negative”, he really means it with a smart twist. Make sure you bring your smartphone with you and try it out yourself:
The publishers and booksellers are also present in the Paris Photo, if you are interested in browsing through some highest quality photo books and catalogues, this is a chance to bag them all at once.
There are several art fairs in Paris with a focus on photography as a medium for art. What makes Paris Photo stands out is that it has a bit of everything, yet everything about photography, beautifully presented.
One of the great interests of Paris Photo 2015 is to discover the exhibition VISION by Li Wei, a result of the carte blanche offered by Pernod Ricard in the framework of an annual photography campaign. Across Europe, the Chinese photographer-performer set to flight, as he likes to say, 40 women and men through the heart of Pernod Ricard patrimony: