Exhibitions, workshops, events
The Institut pour la photographie presents PERSPECTIVES, a new programme of ten exhibitions from 8 October to 5 December, 2021.
This third exhibition programme will focus on the Institute’s future plans and ambitions before a temporary closing of the site for renovation work.
PERSPECTIVES will offer a first presentation of the archive collections of Bettina Rheims, Agnès Varda and Jean-Louis Schoellkopf, recently entrusted to the Institute. It will showcase three emblematic projects from Bettina Rheims’ career: La Chapelle (2018), Les Détenues (2014), Rose c’est Paris (2010); an exclusive exhibition of Jean-Louis Schoellkopf’s landmark works, reflecting his approach to portraying working-class and urban life; and a presentation of Agnès Varda’s first photo exhibition in her studio rue Daguerre in 1954.
The exhibition The Photo Book: an experimental visual space, dedicated to photobooks, will be based on the first donation to the Institute from private collector Lucien Birgé, whose donations will eventually add 25,000 books to the Institute’s library.
Once again particular attention is paid to vernacular photography, with a display of family photographs from the private collection of Nadine and Paul Catry, who live in the Hauts-de-France Region.
The PERSPECTIVES programme will also cover contemporary creation with original exhibitions of work by Aurélien Froment and Ezio d’Agostino, winners of the Institute’s Research and Creation Support Programme for their work on the photographer and filmmaker Pierre Zucca and on the phenomena of religious apparitions respectively. The Moroccan artist Yoriyas will take over the building and its outdoor spaces as part of his artist residency and fellowship in Roubaix.
The architectural plans by the firm Berger & Berger, which will transform the Institut pour la photographie’s building and project it into its future configuration, will also be presented.
In keeping with its mission and paying special attention to the different forms and uses of the photographic medium, the Institut pour la photographie announces this exhibition programme – free and open to all – before temporarily closing for the renovation and transformation of its building.