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J.P. MORGAN CURATOR’S HIGHLIGHTS

Collector's Path

In celebration of 6 years of partnership, J.P. Morgan and the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection propose two self-guided, thematic tours: PLAY-IN-PICTURES and PICTURES-IN-PLAY.

To encourage opportunities for discovery, we provide Paris Photo visitors with selections from Head Curator of the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Mark S. Roe, through two self-guided, thematic tours, “Play-in-Pictures” and “Pictures- in-Play.” Each tour takes you across the exhibition space, anchoring you to a pathway while inviting you to explore.

Paris Photo is renowned for its curated excellence, its knowledgeable gallerists and the range of its works on exhibit. We hope these selections introduce you to new artists, help you consider familiar artists in new ways, and inspire you to enhance—or begin—your own personal collection.

See below the short description of the paths, and click on the images to launch portfolio.

PLAY-IN-PICTURES
Since its invention, photography has captured every form of human activity, and play is an idea that translates across cultures and eras. Amusement, sport and recreation have been the subjects of many of the most poignant images in the history of the medium, in some cases revealing the ability of mankind to find respite in the most challenging circumstances.

Play as a concept encompasses a wide spectrum of activities: Organized fun, personal passions, spontaneous joy and intimate moments all qualify. Sometimes play is what we do; other times it is what we feel. This path leads to works that allow the viewer to consider instances of revealed or potential pleasure and delight.
PICTURES-IN-PLAY
Photographers have from the beginning experimented with the formal properties of the medium. In the modes of production specific to film, such as the chemicals and processes for printing, subject matter, composition, presentation and, in the digital age, the materiality of the finished work, artists have explored what it means to make and to look at a photograph.

Highlighted in this path are works that bend, manipulate or subtly twist conventional notions of photography, literally or metaphorically. Whether an image is abstract or figurative, the objective has been to investigate and extend the boundaries and possibilities of the art form.
Play-in-Pictures - Mickalene Thomas Afro Goddess Ex Lover’s Friend, 2006, Courtesy of the artist
Play-in-Pictures - Mickalene Thomas Afro Goddess Ex Lover’s Friend, 2006, Courtesy of the artist
Play-in-Pictures  - Shoji Ueda Épouvantail (Scarecrow), 1950 © Shoji Ueda Estate; Galerie Camera Obscura
Play-in-Pictures - Shoji Ueda Épouvantail (Scarecrow), 1950 © Shoji Ueda Estate; Galerie Camera Obscura
Play-in-Pictures  - Trent Davis Bailey Izzi and Cece, Hotchkiss, Colorado, 2014 - Courtesy Robert Koch Gallery
Play-in-Pictures - Trent Davis Bailey Izzi and Cece, Hotchkiss, Colorado, 2014 - Courtesy Robert Koch Gallery
Play-in-Pictures - Philippe Dudouit The Dynamics of Dust, 2015 Courtesy of East Wing Gallery
Play-in-Pictures - Philippe Dudouit The Dynamics of Dust, 2015 Courtesy of East Wing Gallery
Play-in-Pictures - Martin Parr USA. Las Vegas, 2000, Courtesy Janet Borden, Inc., NY
Play-in-Pictures - Martin Parr USA. Las Vegas, 2000, Courtesy Janet Borden, Inc., NY
Play-in-Pictures - David Hockney My parents, Bradford, July 1975, 1976 Gelatin silver print on Kodak paper © David Hockney
Play-in-Pictures - David Hockney My parents, Bradford, July 1975, 1976 Gelatin silver print on Kodak paper © David Hockney
Play-in-Pictures  - Jitka Hanzlova Untitled (Harley) from “Hier”, 2007 © Jitka Hanzlová; Courtesy Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
Play-in-Pictures - Jitka Hanzlova Untitled (Harley) from “Hier”, 2007 © Jitka Hanzlová; Courtesy Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
Play-in-Pictures  - Ilse Bing All of Paris in a Box, 1952 © Estate of Ilse Bing; Courtesy James Hyman Gallery, London
Play-in-Pictures - Ilse Bing All of Paris in a Box, 1952 © Estate of Ilse Bing; Courtesy James Hyman Gallery, London
Play-in-Pictures  - Thomas Sauvin Beijing Silvermine, 1985 – 2005 Courtesy Galerie Paris-Beijing
Play-in-Pictures - Thomas Sauvin Beijing Silvermine, 1985 – 2005 Courtesy Galerie Paris-Beijing
Play-in-Pictures  - Medhi Meddaci Les Ballons Blancs, 2015 Courtesy of the artist and Odile Ouizeman Gallery
Play-in-Pictures - Medhi Meddaci Les Ballons Blancs, 2015 Courtesy of the artist and Odile Ouizeman Gallery
Pictures-in-Play - Mika Rottenberg Study #3 (green lips), 2015 Courtesy Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris
Pictures-in-Play - Mika Rottenberg Study #3 (green lips), 2015 Courtesy Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris
Pictures-in-Play - Maria Loizidou Visages Effacés, 2013 © Courtesy of Kalfayan Galeries
Pictures-in-Play - Maria Loizidou Visages Effacés, 2013 © Courtesy of Kalfayan Galeries
Pictures-in-Play - Matthew Brandt, Burnout JWW1C, 2016, Courtesy M+B Gallery, Los Angeles
Pictures-in-Play - Matthew Brandt, Burnout JWW1C, 2016, Courtesy M+B Gallery, Los Angeles
Pictures-in-Play - Daniel Blaufuks The Voyage of Gaspard Winckler 2014 Courtesy of Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea
Pictures-in-Play - Daniel Blaufuks The Voyage of Gaspard Winckler 2014 Courtesy of Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea
Pictures-in-Play - Robert Cumming Operable Cardboard Camera, 1979, Courtesy Janet Borden, Inc., NY
Pictures-in-Play - Robert Cumming Operable Cardboard Camera, 1979, Courtesy Janet Borden, Inc., NY
Pictures-in-Play - Christiane Feser Partition 55, 2016, Courtesy Galerie Anita Beckers
Pictures-in-Play - Christiane Feser Partition 55, 2016, Courtesy Galerie Anita Beckers
Pictures-in-Play - Liz Nielsen, Mountain Majesty, 2015 © Courtesy NextLevel Galerie, Paris
Pictures-in-Play - Liz Nielsen, Mountain Majesty, 2015 © Courtesy NextLevel Galerie, Paris
Pictures-in-Play - Yto Barrada Salon de Premiere, Ferry from Tangier to Algerciras, Spain, 2002 - Courtesy of Galerie Polaris Paris
Pictures-in-Play - Yto Barrada Salon de Premiere, Ferry from Tangier to Algerciras, Spain, 2002 - Courtesy of Galerie Polaris Paris
Pictures-in-Play - Eva Schlegel Untitled (217), 2015 Courtesy of Bo Bjerggaard
Pictures-in-Play - Eva Schlegel Untitled (217), 2015 Courtesy of Bo Bjerggaard
Pictures-in-Play - Dinh Q. Lê, TWC from Four Perspectives, 2016 - Courtesy Shoshana Wayne Gallery
Pictures-in-Play - Dinh Q. Lê, TWC from Four Perspectives, 2016 - Courtesy Shoshana Wayne Gallery
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