During a month of exhibitions and events located in the 20e In the arrondissement of Paris, the Biennale de l'Image Tangible presents a selection of works that tend to emancipate themselves from a classic use of the photographic medium.
Whether looking for new media, hybrid techniques or a new relationship to reality, this event tends to show that photography never stops inventing. In this, the Tangible Image Biennial accompanies the emergence of new languages and new practices related to photography: a photograph that upsets the assumptions of the real, a photograph that changes nature, form and postulate, and which thus participates in an enlargement of the field of his discipline.
The second edition of the Tangible Image Biennial focuses its calendar on the month of November 2020. It retains its roots in the 20th arrondissement, following the idea already acclaimed by the public to draw an artistic journey in eastern Paris. Its programming revolves around an exhibition curated by the organizers of the Biennale, and a dozen exhibitions bringing together the winning artists of the call for projects (February - April 2020), selected by a jury of professionals from the world of art, image and photography.
The flagship exhibition, curated by the organizers of the Biennale, brings together some fifteen 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.
Ten satellite exhibitions take place in cultural venues and galleries of 20e district of Paris during the month of November 2020. The exhibited artists will have been selected by a jury of experts from the world of photography, contemporary art and the image, following a call for projects.
A guest artist realizes an in situ project related to the architecture and / or the population of the 20ème, in agreement with the Borough Council. This results in an installation or collage in connection with the themes exhibited at the Biennial.
01-31 OCTOBER 2020
An Instagram public award is organized ahead of the Biennale de l'Image Tangible, from 1er to 31 October 2020. 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 is endowed with a prize for the laureate.
The Biennial of Tangible Image proposes to present during a month 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 looking for new media, hybrid techniques or even a new relationship to reality, it is important to demonstrate in these exhibitions that photography never stops inventing. Far from being extinguished with digital technology, it is on the contrary 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.
Beginning with the search for new uses, processes and means of dissemination, the event also seeks to present prospective and fictional works. In this, it actively supports the emergence of new languages and new practices. By becoming a hypothesis, photography makes us spend present time in 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.