Invited by the festival Foto MX, the Musée de l'Elysée
is presenting reGeneration3, Which Approaches to Photography? at Museo Amparo in Puebla, Mexico.
reGeneration an innovative international project devoted to the emerging photographic scene launched in 2005 represents one of the hallmarks of the Musee de lElysee. Although many similar projects have seen the day since then, the Musee de lElysee decided to embark on a third edition on the occasion of its 30th anniversary, one that would focus on the multifaceted nature of photography.
Almost one hundred art academies worldwide responded to our call for applications and submitted up to five portfolios of the best work of their recently graduated students. After a careful review of the 400 applications submitted, three major themes were identified as being representative of the emerging art scene: the variety of approaches for dealing with documentary subjects; the question of memory; and the wealth of aesthetic photographic expressions inspired by the history of the medium and, more broadly, the history of art.
reGeneration3 brings together 50 artists with 25 different nationalities, representing some 40 art institutions. Their work is distinguished by their multidisciplinarity, ranging from printing and photographic series, artists books, multimedia installations, videos, projections, films and performances, to on-site installations.
reGeneration3 the book
The format of the book devoted to reGeneration3 takes the ever-growing popularity of the photography book into account. With its 184 pages, the book is designed by graphic artists from the Supero studios and coproduced by Editions Skira. It testifies to the museums interest in artists books and to its commitment to giving priority to the image. The integration of augmented reality in the two versions of the book French and English allows access to the video and multimedia works presented in the exhibition. The texts can be found at the end of the book. They include a postface by Tatyana Franck, the presentation of this new edition by Anne Lacoste, and biographical and descriptive notes concerning the works of the 50 artists chosen, written by Lydia Dorner, Emilie Delcambre and Saida Bondini.
Magdalena Baranya (CH), Emile Barret (FR), Mohit Bhatia (IN), Giacomo Bianchetti (CH), Rachel Boillot (US), Jan Brykczyński (PL), Delphine Burtin (CH/FR), Juno Calypso (UK), Rachel Cox (US), Angélica Dass (BR/ES), Emilie De Battista (CH), Michael Etzensperger (CH), Veronika Geiger (DK), Anna Gutová et Gabriel Fragner (CZ), Artur Gutowski (PL), Elizabeth Hewson (UK), Karl Isakson (SE), Jung A Kim (KR), Jonna Kina (FI), Karel Koplimets (EE), Marek Kucharski et Diana Lelonek (PL), Ola Lanko (UA), Jae Hoon Lee (KR), Michael Liani (IL), Silin Liu (CN), Emily Macinnes (UK), Robert Mainka (PL), Irene Muñoz Martin (ES), Loan Nguyen (CH/FR), Nobukho Nqaba (ZA), Martyna Pawlak (FR/PL), Emilio Pemjean (ES/CL), Constance et Philippine Proux (FR), Laurence Rasti (CH), Simon Rimaz (CH), Jacinthe Robillard (CA), Paul Samuels (ZA), Ulrike Schmitz (DE), Juuke Schoorl (NL), Corinne Silva (UK), Sara Skorgan Teigen (NO), Gaia Squarci (IT), Harit Srikhao (TH), Benjamin Swanson (UK), Jennifer Thoreson (US), Sinan Tuncay (TR), Matt Waples (CA), Piotr Zbierski (PL), Tereza Zelenkova (CZ), Li Zhi (CN).