For its second installation, La Comète invited the English photographer Antony Cairns around his book “CTY”.
The opening was last week, the installation will last two months.
Before becoming a photographer, Antony Cairns was trained as a printer. He uses the city and urban development as the main subject. Cairns is interested in the history of photographic support, in the experience of various methods of reproduction of photography. He pushes the limits of the photographic support, explores the photography tool. He experiments in the darkroom the whole spectrum of different technologies.
The installation is also the opportunity of to get to know a young independent British publisher. Aron Morel presents for two months some recent editions of the Morel Books catalog.
An approach all the more interesting for a place such as La Comète which is interested in books and images in synergy with the Picto laboratory. La Comète opened its doors last December. La Comète is a crossroads, a meeting place, a publishing fair and all its photographic practices. The venue and its programming extend the orientations defended by Picto Foundation, the laboratory’s laboratory fund for three years.
Ambitions that express themselves around three axes …
Philantropy like the support of the Prix Niepce Gens d’images and which makes an artist’s project open to all the daring techniques of the moment when they are photographic.
The second, support for independent publishers, like support for the design of special editions Xavier Barral who tragically passed away a few days ago. It is also expressed by the design of installations at La Comète bringing together publishing in a great diversity and photographic reproduction in several forms.
The third axe is the creation of the collection of artist objects wich always comprise publishing and the use of multiple media.
At La Comète you will find Marc Pussemier and Pauline Boscher who are passionate about their passion for books and photography. Vincent Marcilhacy and Véronique Prugnaud accompany with The Eyes the artistic direction of the place.
Antony Cairns : CTY
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