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Paris Photo 2019

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From 7 to 10 November  2019

 

This year Photon Gallery is exhibiting at the largest international photography fair Paris Photo which is held annually in November at the historic building Grand Palais in Paris since 1997.

It brings together up to 200 selected and renowned galleries from around the world. We kindly invite you to visit our booth marked A39 in the main section of the fair.

Photos of our booth.

Presented artists:

 

Branko Lenart

Branko Lenart is an internationally renowned photographer born in 1948 in Ptuj, Slovenia. He emigrated with his family in 1954 to Graz, Austria. In 1968 he became a member of the avant-garde art society Forum Stadtpark, Graz. From 1972 – 1978 he studied pedagogy in Graz. He is a founding member and was chairman (1994 – 2007) of the cultural society Artikel-7 for Austrian Styrians/The Pavel House. He has been teaching photography at the College of Art and Design (1979 – 2007) and at the Technical College (1996 – 2003) in Graz. Since 1968 he has taken part in many groups and individual exhibitions in Europe and North America. Photon Gallery is exhibiting his works from the series Handwork at the fair.

Branko Lenart, Manual Focus, Handwork, 2008
Branko Lenart, Manual Focus, Handwork, 2008

Bálint Szombathy

Bálint Szombathy, a conceptual artist born in Vojvodina in the former Yugoslavia (1950), is one of the key names of the former Yugoslav as well as Hungarian art. His practice included a wide range of artistic activities, from visual poetry, processual art, land art, and performance, to conceptual art. Quite early on, he drew attention to his performances, such as The Trails (Subotica, 1970), or the photo performance Bauhaus (Novi Sad, 1971), while becoming particularly renowned for addressing the topic of socialist reality in projects such as Lenin in Budapest(1972), when after the end of the May Day celebrations, he provocatively carried Lenin’s portrait along the streets of the Hungarian capital. In 1969, he and Slavko Matković founded the Bosch + Bosch group, which represented a platform of neo-avant-garde artists from Vojvodina, Serbia, and Hungary. Photon Gallery is exhibiting his works from the series Motion – pictures. Telephotographs, 1980-82 at the fair.

Bálint Szombathy, Motion–pictures, Telephotographs, 1980-82
Bálint Szombathy, Motion–pictures, Telephotographs, 1980-82

Rudolf Sikora

He has been one of the most original figures of Slovak visual art since the early 1970s, during the Normalisation period he was active in the unofficial art scene. He emerged from his own synthesis of the “new sensibility” and conceptual thinking and later enriched it with post-Modernist inspirations. He was one of the first artists in Europe to deal with the theme of global-civilization and the ecological threat to the world. Sikora built his own way of metaphorical thinking on the use of diagrams, texts, exclamation marks, and work with photography or photomontage. Photon Gallery is exhibiting his works from the series Alone with Photography at the fair.

Rudolf Sikora, Alone With Photography, 1981-1986
Rudolf Sikora, Alone With Photography, 1981-1986

Stane Jagodič

Stane Jagodič (born in 1943) has been active in various fields, media and contexts of visual art since the mid 1960s. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in 1970, he soon became one of the most active and important artists with his own recognizable expression in Yugoslavia. Photon Gallery is exhibiting his works from various series from his photography oeuvre which you can see by following this link.

Stane Jagodič, Photo documents, 1969
Stane Jagodič, Photo documents, 1969

Photon Gallery 

Photon Gallery was founded in 2003 to present and promote photo artists from the CEE region and beyond. Since then it regularly showcases works by established artists as well as young emerging photographers. Dedicated to the medium, it remains a leader in the presentation of photography in all its forms, and functions as a center for contemporary photography in Slovenia.

 

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