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L’art dans les chapelles


Emmanuel Saulnier

From the 6th of July to the 16th of september

Every summer, L’art dans les chapelles presents works by french and international artists. The exhibitions are settled in chapels all around the city of Pontivy. Artists are invited to create works interacting with the architecture of those historical places and their landscapes. For the edition 2018 , the chapel hosts the duo of artists Emmanuel Saulnier and Rémy Yadan.

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Corps à Corps

Villa domergue, Cannes

Laia Abril

From July 05th to September 23rd

Laia Abril is taking part this summer of the exhibition Corps à Corps  at Villa Domergue in Cannes. In creating the Parisienne (this willowy woman with fine lips and elongated neck) in the 1920s, the painter Jean Gabriel Domergue popularized a representation of the female body. Thus the paintings of Villa Domergue testify to the artist’s view of the woman of his time.


Kasteel Wijlre estate, Netherlands

Noémie Goudal

From July 05th to November 18th

Artist Noémie Goudal is part of the international group exhibition Traces presented by Kasteel Wijlre estate in collaboration with Lismore Castle Arts.  With works by 10 contemporary artists, whose contributions are interwoven with artworks from the (former) collection of Jo and Marlies Eyck, Traces explores relationship between art and nature. The exhibition is presented in the Hedge House, the Coach House and the Garden at Kasteel Wijlre, The Netherlands. With : Jean-Marc Bustamante – Alan Butler – Ger van Elk – Anne-Charlotte Finel – Michel François – Noémie Goudal – Martin Healy – Siobhán Hapaska – Tony Matelli – Giuseppe Penone – Diana Scherer – Thomas Trum – Sanne Vaassen – Michael John Whelan.

Curators : Paul McAree and Brigitte Bloksma

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Paulien Oltheten / Prix découverte 2018

Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles

Paulien Oltheten

From 2nd july to 23rd september 2018

In The Exception and the Rule (1930), author and dramatist Bertolt Brecht writes: “Observe the conduct of these people closely: find it estranging even if not very strange, hard to explain even if it is the custom, hard to understand even if it is the rule.” Paulien Oltheten’s photos, performances, and videos explore what is common and extraordinary about human behavior in public places. She goes to parks, plazas, and the streets of big cities for direct observation, finding unique activity, repetitive gestures, odd objects, or design elements there. She then connects these events, creating a narrative formalized in words, and still and moving images. Straddling fiction and documentary, found objects and found characters are staged, with a solid dose of humor, to reveal the links between things and human behavior.
Marta Ponsa

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Commanderie Sainte-Luce, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles

Laura Henno

From 2nd July to 26th August 2018

Staying true to her exploration of a fallen humanity about which she tells a great tale, Laura Henno, whose previous work treated the subject of migrants from the Comoro Islands (her film Koropa will be presented in Marseille at the FRAC PACA for the Grand Arles Express), immerses herself in the Californian desert, at the lost Slab City. Emblem of an America at the size of an infamous camp of outsiders, here the pioneer life is lived out in dreams become nightmare. She settled into a caravan with her camera for two months in 2017 to meet, observe, and exchange with people, aiming to break the clichés and discover the characters. Some have hopes for a beyond, if not for lack of a future. Henno enters into dialogue with the full history of American photography, paying tribute to the photographers who, starting with Dorothea Lange up to William Eggleston, would create our visual imaginary of the Global South. Henno, who earned the 2007 Discovery Award at the Rencontres d’Arles, is back 10 years later with a work all the more focused in its formal and ethical ambitions.

Exhibition curator: Michel Poivert
Exhibition coproduced by the Rencontres d’Arles, the Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris) and the Galerie Le Bleu du ciel (Lyon), in partnership with FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.

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ANTWERP PHOTO, International Photography Festival, Belgium

Katrien De Blauwer

From 24th June to 30th September

Iconobelge showcases work by more than 30 Belgian photographers, featuring Carl De Keyzer, Stephan Vanfleteren, Bieke Depoorter, Harry Gruyaert and Nick Hannes, and is curated by Kaat Celis. The photographers are exhibiting their work together for the very first time, and have selected work from their portfolio based on the iconic value of the image. Established artists side by side with up-and-coming talents, from all corners of Belgium, creating a unique photographic puzzle.

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Suspended Spaces

BPS22 Musée d'art de la Province de Hainaut, Charleroi, Belgique

Marcel Dinahet

From June 16th to September 2nd 2018

Curated by Dorothée Duvvier

Suspended Spaces is a collective of artists and researchers gathered in 2007, around an organic, arborescent and evolutive project. Their working method is the geographical shift and especially artistic, cultural and intellectual. The name Suspended Spaces refers to weak and temporary spaces of which the future has been prevented for reasons of political, economic and historical conflicts.

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Festival Portrait(s)

Centre Culturel Valery Larbaud, Vichy

Nelli Palomäki

From June 15th to September 9th 2018

Portrait(s) presents ten exhibitions, held simultaneously downtown and in open air. They show the complex matter of the human figure, the human condition that, across the world, cultures, ages or genres, connects us to each other.

Samuel Gratacap / Les invisibles

Foam museum, Amsterdam

Samuel Gratacap

From 15th June to 9th September

Based on the testimonies of the people he encounters, he retraces their paths through Europe and Africa. His work examines the places that mark migration routes: the border crossing points, the waiting rooms for day labourers, prisons – but also the pathways to a new identity.

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Noémie Goudal / Stations

The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

Noémie Goudal

From June 08th to August 12th, 2018

The large solo exhibition including photography and video works will first be on view at The Finnish Museum of Photography, from where it continues to Fotografiska in Stockholm, Sweden.

The French artist Noémie Goudal (b. 1984) is known for her photographic works that combine staged elements with natural landscapes. Goudal’s works play tricks on perception, making the viewer doubt their senses. What is real? Where are the boundaries between imagined, natural and human-made?

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Festival Photo La Gacilly La Terre en Questions

La Gacilly, Morbihan, Bretagne

Karen Knorr

From June 2nd to September 30th 2018

Karen Knorr will be part of the 15th edition of the La Gacilly Photo Festival, which will focus on the Earth and the animal world whose the balance is threatened.

Karen Knorr : Another Way of Telling

Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, UK

Karen Knorr

From may 26th to september 9th 2018

Karen’s work shows beautiful interiors of houses from various parts of the world. The compositions and lighting reveal the elegance of these rooms and makes their ‘unusual’ inhabitants feel deeply meditative. She places people or animals into the interiors, composed much in the way of the rest of the environment.

Les sources de la Mayenne / Gontierama 2018

Pôle Culturel les Ursulines, salle Gothique, Château-Gontier

Marcel Dinahet

From may 26th to august 26th 2018

Marcel Dinahet réalise des vidéos très souvent en lien avec le milieu aquatique, la mer, les lacs ou les cours d’eau. Portant une très grande attention à l’environnement et aux manifestations du vivant, son travail tient de l’expérience et de la performance. Avec ce nouveau travail sur les sources de la Mayenne, l’artiste nous propose une immersion visuelle et auditive dans une nature brute, un retour aux origines avant toute intervention de l’homme.

Quel Amour !?

Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille

Antoine d’Agata

From May 10th to September 2nd 2018

The exhibition brings together the work of various contemporary international artists, different generations and horizons, of which works bear witness to the permanence of the motif of love in artistic creation. Some artists are invited to create works specifically for the exhibition: among them, Claude Lévêque, Antoine d’Agata and Omar Ba.

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150 ans d’art au Réattu

Musée Réattu, Arles

Corinne Mercadier

From february 17th to december 30th 2018

Dans le cadre des 150 ans d’ouverture du musée Réattu, la ville d’Arles devient un sujet photographique à part entière, un terrain de jeu que de nombreux photographes ont arpenté, comme Corinne Mercadier et ses séries poétiques sur les lieux ses plus singuliers.