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Photography and Video Commission 2017

April 2017

The Cnap's Consultation Committee met on 25 and 26 April 2017. Allocated a budget of €400,000, the Committee submitted its proposal to acquire 152 photographic prints (composed of nine series, montages or installations) and 15 films, videos and video installations by 23 artists, 15 of whom (65%) are making their debut in the Fonds national d'art contemporain, the national collection administered by the Cnap.

While we pursue an international acquisitions policy, particular attention is afforded to French works to enable a descriptive narrative of the history of French photography within the collection. Furthermore, this year we have achieved full parity between male and female artists.

The Cnap seeks to assemble representative groups of works based on several complementary focuses of research so as to provide a broad, yet accurate, reflection of the diversity of current image production:

- Metaphotography, or research into old and new photographic ontologies coinciding with the paradigm shift from analogue to digital: Philippe Durand, James Welling

- Post-photography: new iconographies and archives: David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin, Aurélien Froment

- Counter-histories or how to propose the viewing public—within the field of artistic practice, and outside the academic realm or media channels—an alternative understanding of the living conditions that bring them together as a community with a shared history and places: Abounaddara, Lamine Ammar-Khodja, Duncan Campbell, Nir Evron, Salomé Lamas, Jean-Luc Vilmouth

- Images of the world, or how to in inhabit the world poetically and politically through a complete alteration of perspective, a decentring, by drawing on post-colonial studies: Shirley Bruno, Basir Mahmood, Edith Roux, Marie Voignier

- Schizo-geographies, or humankind’s inscription of cultural, economic and symbolic signs in the landscape: Florent Meng, Anne-Charlotte Finel, Estelle Fredet, Randa Maroufi

- Thought images, or how the technological gaze is changing our scopic regimes in both poetic and cognitive ways: Valérie Jouve

- New ecosophies or the artist as an ecosophy, a way to consider the ethical-political connection between the three ecological registers: the environment, social relations and human subjectivity: Philippe Durand, Maria Elvira Escallon, Benoît Fougeirol, Ana Vaz

- Micro-histories, or the process of creating narratives of 'miniscule lives' recounting the present and the singularity of a generation: Valérie Mrejen

Dernière mise à jour le 19 Mar 2018

Syrie : Instantanés d'une histoire en cours, 2014

Vidéo HD, couleur, son
Edition 1/10

Association Abounaddara Films

Demande à ton ombre, 2012

Vidéo, couleur, son
Edition 1/6 + 2 EA

Famous People have no Stories, 2013 - 2017

12 épreuves jet d'encre pigmentaire
22x15 cm chaque
Edition 1/2 + 1 EA chaque

Galerie Albert Baronian

Tezen, 2016

Vidéo HD, couleur, son
Edition 2/5 + 2 EA


Achat à l'artiste

It For Others, 2013

Vidéo, couleur et noir et blanc, son
Transfert 16 mm et vidéo analogique
Edition 6/7 + 2 EA

Rodeo Gallery

Forêt #11 ; Forêt #13 et Forêt #16, 2016

3 cyanotypes (toile de peintre en coton montée sur châssis à clés; émulsion de citrate de fer ammoniacal vert et ferricyanure de potassium)
191x120 cm chaque
Pièces uniques

Paisaje Domestico, 2006

Série de 24 épreuves jet d'encre
42x42 cm chaque
Edition de 5 + 2 EA

Galerie mor charpentier

La Solitude, 2016

Vidéo HD, couleur, son
Transfert super 16 mm
Pièce unique


Entre chien et loup, 2015

Vidéo HD, couleur, son
Edition 1/5 + 2 EA

Botanic, 2010 - 2011

21 épreuves chromogènes couleur et leurs 21 déterminations
1 affiche dos bleu
26,5x20 cm
120x178,5 cm
Edition 4/8 + 2 EA

Achat à l'artiste