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Here are a few recent publications in which we have had the pleasure of being associated or invited to participate.

Les Carnets du BAL N°10
Les temps de l’Image
LE BAL – CNAP – Les presses du réel

We’re used to seeing images primarily as spatial representations, as cuts in space. Yet images are as much about time as they are about space. If it works on time, by fixing it or setting it in motion, time also works on the image, transforming it, even making it disappear. And this time is not unique, but multiple and intertwined. History is certainly inscribed in images, but images are also always inscribed in history. Likewise, the time it takes to take in an image is matched by the time it takes to perceive it. The different dimensions of image time are explored through thirteen case studies, including Dieter Appelt’s experience of duration, the slide as primitive cinema among contemporary artists, the reconstitution of the history of objects looted by the Germans, and Chris Marker’s reuse of Albert Kahn’s Archives de la Planète.

Authors : Jean-Marie Schaeffer – Stéphane Breton – Adrien Genoudet – Estefania Peñafiel Loaiza – Nathalie Boulouch – Pablo Fontoura – Françoise Paviot – Can Onaner – Arno Gisinger – Olivier Schefer – Michel Menu – Fabien Giraud – Raphaël Siboni – Marie Pierre-Bouthier – Marylène Negro – Pascal Haudressy – Pascal Haudressy.

Pascal Haudressy
Editions Skira
A French artist of Tatar origin, Pascal Haudressy (1968 – 2021) has developed́ a singular body of work blending sculpture, painting and new technologies. Digital images and virtual realitý, artificial intelligence and robotics: the mutations of reality and the pluralitý of new experiences arising from them have been the starting point for his thinking and artistic practice. On the initiative of Dola Haudressy and those close to her, a major monograph was published by Editions Skira under the direction of David Rosenberg, accompanied by an exhibition at Espace Topographie de l’art. The 160-page illustrated book features contributions from curators and specialists close to the artist: Domitille d’Orgeval, Françoise Paviot, Jérôme Neutres and Jérôme Sans, as well as Miguel Chevalier.

What is photography to you?
CHIBI International Editions
Bernard Plossu put this question to his photographer friends four years ago. He received many responses, which led to a series of exhibitions and a publication (1). Sophie Cavaliero, founder of the Chibi association, whose mission is to promote Franco-Japanese cultural exchanges, took the initiative of publishing a similar work, but with Japanese photographers. A call was made to “prescribers”, who each suggested names while answering the same question. As a result, the works of over a hundred contemporary Japanese photographers can be seen or re-viewed, with Galerie Françoise Paviot having suggested the names of Aki Lumi, Toshio Shibata and Kimiko Yoshida.

(1) “What does photography mean to you? Answers from BERNARD PLOSSU and his photographer friends”, published by CHIBI INTERNATIONAL.

Cover photograph :
MIZUTANI Yoshinori, courtesy Ibasho Gallery

L’Atelier Pasquero, une aventure photographique lilloise – Musée de l’Hospice Comtesse – Éditions Invenit
A major documentary source on the economic, industrial, social and architectural history of Lille and its metropolis, the Pasquero collection acquired by the Musée de l’Hospice Comtesse de Lille in 1972 was the subject of a major exhibition in 2023, accompanied by a catalog. Through an overall presentation of the activities of the workshop of Jean and René Pasquero (father and son) between 1890 and 1969, this book, echoing the exhibition, gives an account of what was a unique testimony to the mutations of a profession evolving at the pace of technological progress, and restores the figures of two craftsmen driven by a passion for the “likeness” and for what photography must reproduce of the real.

Parallèle Fictif
Éditions La Capsule – Le Bourget
Le Tiers Visible, Raphaël Chipault, Gilles Gerbaud, Laurence Vidil, was hosted from 2019 to 2022 at La Capsule, the Ville du Bourget’s photographic residency facility supported by the Conseil départemental de la Seine-Saint-Denis as part of the “In Situ” residency scheme.
At the invitation of Arnaud Lévènes, director of La Capsule, the artists collaborated with researchers from the Service archéologique de la Seine-Saint-Denis, the French archaeological mission at Tell Hariri-Mari, around the construction sites of the Grand-Paris and various other sites in the city. The exhibition has given rise to a book, designed by Le Tiers Visible and accompanied by texts by Sophie Cluzan, heritage curator and specialist on the Mari site, Jérôme Lafon / INOUI, Pascal Métro, archaeologist and Françoise Paviot.

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