Dozens of galleries across Paris have joined forces to stage special exhibitions in response to last week’s terrorist attacks, which forced the Paris Photo art fair to close early
This year’s Paris Photo was set to feature 173 exhibitors and include the work of 1,258 artists – among them famed photographers Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus and Berenice Abbott.
But, as we reported on Monday, the atrocities brought an early end to the fair, which was forced to shut its doors over the weekend following the attacks on 13 November.
However, in response to Paris Photo’s premature closure, organisers last night confirmed that nearly 30 galleries have pledged to host special exhibitions of work from the show on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November.
This number could rise as organisers say they are constantly updating the list of participating galleries.
In a statement, Paris Photo said it shares the ‘general disappointment of the closing of the 19th edition of Paris Photo after only three days, which were to be announced as the most successful to date’.
Organisers added: ‘Because such events cannot and must not deprive us of the most important cultural events, at the initiative of the Galerie Alain Gutharc, and with the immediate participation of the galleries Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire and Françoise Paviot, a number of Parisian galleries invite the public to discover their exhibitions in their private venues where the artworks will be displayed as they had been imagined for Paris Photo 2015…
‘This will be the occasion for collectors and photography aficionados, who did not have the opportunity to visit the fair at the Grand Palais, to discover these exceptional artworks within their galleries.’
For a virtual tour of this year’s show click HERE
Last year’s Paris Photo attracted almost 60,000 visitors, a 58% rise on the 38,000 who attended in 2010.
• Over the weekend, renowned US photographer Steve McCurry told how he feared for his life amid the terror attacks at the Stade de France in Paris on Friday night (13 November).
The Paris galleries planning to host special exhibitions on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November (10am-8pm)
AIR DE PARIS (Saturday only)
BENDANA | PINEL ART CONTEMPORAIN
FRANÇOISE PAVIOT (Saturday only)
GALERIE DIX9 – HÉLÈNE LACHARMOISE
GALERIE DU JOUR AGNÈS B.
GALERIE LES FILLES DU CALVAIRE
GALERIE ODILE OUIZEMAN
ILAN ENGEL chez Odile Ouizeman
LA GALERIE PARTICULIÈRE – GALERIE
LUMIÈRE DES ROSES
FOUCHER – BIOUSSE
SCHOOL OLIVIER CASTAING
THESSA HEROLD (Saturday only)
For further details, visit www.parisphoto.com/paris