ImageNation sets in Paris very heart, on May 17, 18 and 19, 2019, the Street Sans Frontières exhibition. Inside the stunning vintage-modern Galerie Joseph’s 116 Turenne, nearly 80 photographers, from 28 countries around the world, will showcase their most beautiful works. The street, axis and fulcrum of urban lives, will be celebrated as the place from which anything can arise.
ImageNation hatches during year 2013, when Italian arts collective DeFactory meets famous photographer Martin Vegas. Since then, every year, the exhibition blooms, at DeFactory’s cradle near Lac de Garde first, then in Paris, as of 2016. This year, Israeli artist Gavi Ben Avraham will choose three pictures, that will be displayed this summer at Voies Off Festival, in Arles.
Street is the true real stage
Beyond documentary perspective, Street Sans Frontières aims to enlighten the peculiar show that street life displays. Curated pictures question the meeting of urban landscapes and apt sights. When the beauty of the moment emphasizes daily aesthetic, all technique lapses. The only eye of the artist can capture the grace.
These magical moments are Street Sans Frontières very substance. Revealing or abolishing barriers, telling or denying frontiers, the reality these photographs show is often wilder than fiction. And the limits they draw, the lines they point out, are our own milestones, our own restrictions, real or fantasized ones.
Exhibition’s vernissage will take place on Friday, May 17th from 6pm, in Galerie Joseph’s showroom at 116, rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris. The gallery will be open on Saturday 18th and Sundy 19th, from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm. Admission is free.