The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, December 18, 2014


Paris Photo 2009 - Spotlight on Arab and Iranian Photography
© Bahman Jalali, Image of Imagination 2, 2003. Courtesy Silk Road Gallery, Tehra.
PARIS.- In mid-November 2009, Paris Photo, the world's leading photography fair, will bring together 101 exhibitors from 23 countries.
The 2009 selection was conducted according to a number of criteria which included the quality and originality of the projects submitted as well as achieving a balance between the various periods of photographic expression, ranging from 19th Century to present day work. Another consideration was content renewal and the overall freshness of the fair with 30 newcomers this year.

The 2009 edition of Paris Photo proposes to undertake an unprecedented exploration of the Arab and Iranian photography scene. Guest curator Catherine David had been charged with this project which is composed of three distinct elements: the Central Exhibition showcasing photographs from the Arab Image Foundation and the Statement section which offers an overview of the scene currently emerging from the region - from Tehran to Beirut, Gaza to Cairo and Tangiers to Dubai. Finally, the third element is the Project Room screening a selection of video work by artists from the region.

Now in its sixth edition, the BMW - Paris Photo Prize, worth 12 000 euro, will offer a glimpse of current trends in international photography while rewarding the work of a promising artist.

Presided by Philippe Dehennin - CEO of BMW France, the members of the 2009 jury are: Robert Delpire, photographer and publisher, TJ Demos, art critic and writer, Matthias Harder, director of the Helmut Newton Foundation, Manfred Heiting, collector, Sandra S. Phillips, Curator of photography for SFMOMA. The theme is "When was the last time you experienced something for the first time?"

A number of outstanding photographic exhibitions will coincide with the fair, including "Michael Kenna rétrospective » at the Bibliothèque Nationale, « La subversion des images, Surréalisme, photographie, film » at the Centre Pompidou, « August Sander » at the Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson, "Delpire & Cie" at the Maison Européenne de la photographie, "Federico Fellini" at the Jeu de Paume, "100 ans de photographie iranienne" at the Musée du Quai Branly and "Palestine, la création dans tous ses états" at the Institut du monde arabe.





Today's News

June 20, 2009

New Acropolis Museum Designed By Bernard Tschumi Architects Opens Today in Athens

Paint Made Flesh Opens at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC

Angel Beccassino Shows His Talent with Exhibition of Works of Art in Colombia

For Keeps: Sampling Recent Acquisitions 2006 - 2009 Opens at Auckland Art Gallery

Beauty on the Beach: A Centennial Celebration of Swimwear at The Wolfsonian

Powerful South-Asian Ivory Female Figure is Acquired by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Paris Photo 2009 - Spotlight on Arab and Iranian Photography

The Palmer Gallery Presents Voyages: The Art of Evelyn Metzger

Exhibition of the Six Finalists for The Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize at Baltimore Museum of Art

Persistence of Dalí Opens at William Bennett Gallery In New York

Nancy and David Wolf Present Major Gift of Contemporary Craft to the Cincinnati Art Museum

The University of Texas at El Paso Presents The Disappeared

Founding Members of the Taos Society of Artists Shown Together

Walker Steams Ahead in Awards

DCCA Announces Fractious Happy, An Installation by Heather Harvey

Exhibition Presents the Many Aspects of Spectacle Captured by Photographers from 19th Century to Today

Christie's Great Estates Selected to Introduce the sale of Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House

Documentary on Polish Poster Art Shows at The Museum of Modern Art in New York

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 'Stuart Little' helps lost Hungarian painting come home after nine decades

2.- 23,000 year-old limestone statuette of a woman found by archaeologists in France

3.- 42-year-old Russian tourist fined 20,000 euros for defacing Rome's Colosseum

4.- Archaeologists find ancient coins in enormous tomb at Amphipolis in northern Greece

5.- World's richest resource of Japanese stencils for dyeing samurai kimonos rediscovered

6.- Khan Academy to carry extensive content created by Met Museum based on its world-renowned collection

7.- The Weston Cast Court: Victoria & Albert Museum opens refurbished Italian Cast Court

8.- Six final concept designs for Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition unveiled

9.- France returns 250 illegally imported antiquities seized by customs officials to Egypt

10.- Exhibition at the Prado Museum explores Goya's extraordinary series of tapestry cartoons



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site