Contemporary Photography On ViewAt Debut Photoquai Biennial In Paris
Contemporary Photography On View
At Debut Photoquai Biennial In Paris
Revised for date 10-23
CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY ON VIEW AT DEBUT PHOTOQUAI BIENNIAL OCT. 30
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PARIS, FRANCE â The Musee du Quai Branly has inaugurated Photoquai, the first biennial to be dedicated to the presentation of contemporary photography from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, on view through November 25.
Representing the geographic regions included in the collections of the Musee du Quai Branly, the photo festival includes more than 30 citywide exhibitions in museums and cultural centers, in outdoor plazas, under bridges and along the banks of the Seine River.
While focusing primarily on contemporary artists, Photoquai also highlights photographers who have played key roles in the history of global photography. Works on view include still and moving digital images in all media formats, projections and paper and silver gelatin prints.
Photoquai takes place throughout the month of November, with a variety of public events and exhibitions, discussion forums and student workshops, including more than 30 exhibitions and video projections throughout Paris, 41 containers along the left bank of the Seine showcasing photographs and videos, a solo show for New Zealand photographer Anne Noble at Musee du Quai Branly, an exhibition of Nineteenth Century daguerreotype portraits by French photographers at Musee du Quai Branly and an exhibition of the Walker Evans Africa art portfolio in the Musee du Louvreâs Pavillon des Sessions.
Photoquai is timed to coincide with Mois de la Photo, the biannual citywide photography festival that began in Paris in 1980, and Paris Photo November 15â18, a leading photography fair.
For information, www.mep-fr.org, www.parisphoto.fr or 01 56 6170 00.