The Biennial of Tangible Image is a festival that explores practices that tend to emancipate themselves from a classic use of photography. Whether by support, technique or form, the Biennale wants to discover new languages at the limit of this medium.
The first edition of the Biennial takes place from November 1er to 22 December 2018 in the twentieth arrondissement of Paris. It includes a main exhibition, as well as twenty events in galleries and partner venues, whose artists have been selected by an independent jury.
09-18 NOVEMBER 2018
The flagship exhibition, curated by the organizers of the Biennial, brings together seventeen French and international artists.
Photographers or visual artists, the exposed artists highlight images diverted, deconstructed, reconstructed, falsified, and bear innovative photographic ideas on both subjects and methods employed.
01 NOVEMBER - 22 DECEMBER 2018
Twelve satellite exhibitions take place in cultural venues and galleries of the 20e district of Paris from November to December 2018. The exhibited artists were selected by a jury of experts from the world of photography, contemporary art and the image following a call for projects.
29 NOVEMBER - 09 DECEMBER 2018
An artist working in the public space creates a work in situ in collaboration with the inhabitants.
The guest artist realizes his project in connection with the architecture and / or the population of 20ème arrondissement in agreement with the borough mayor. This results in an installation or collage related to the theme of the biennale.
01-31 OCTOBER 2018
An Instagram public award is organized ahead of the Biennale de l'Image Tangible, from 1er to 31 October 2018. The post with the highest number of "likes" wins the prize. The winner is announced on the day of the opening of the Biennial. The competition has a prize for the winner.
The Biennial of Tangible Image proposes to present during 2 months of programming of exhibitions and events, a selection of works that tend to emancipate themselves from a classic use of the photographic medium. By eliminating previously accepted rules, the selected works participate directly in an expansion of the field of their discipline.
Whether in search of new media, hybrid techniques or even a new relationship to reality, it will demonstrate in these exhibitions that photography never ceases to invent. Far from dying out with digital, it is instead the beginning of a new story that this biennale intends to support and disseminate. Like the painting that was attached to reality until the advent of photography, the latter gradually frees itself to become diverse and protean.
Starting with the search for new uses, processes and means of dissemination, the event will also focus on presenting prospective and fictional works. In this, it will actively support the emergence of new languages and new practices. As a hypothesis, photography will take us from present time to a future not yet written. A fundamental evolution for an art perceived as that of reality.
In a wide but demanding selection, the jury will work on a selection that links photography to the image. A photograph that upsets the assumptions of reality, a photograph that changes nature, form and postulate. In doing so, it will help to enrich the public's perception of the discipline. By not escaping the complexity of the world and its incessant transformations, photography has never reflected the times as well.
This is the challenge of the Biennial of Tangible Image.