• J.P.Morgan

    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.

  • Name Anat (Slider 2 blocs, image left)

    • Mickalene Thomas

      Mickalene Thomas
      Afro Goddess Ex Lover’s Friend, 2006
      Chromogenic color print
      Courtesy of the artist and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
    • Shoji Ueda

      Shoji Ueda
      Épouvantail (Scarecrow), 1950
      Gelatin silver print (printed posthumously by the studio)
      © Shoji Ueda Estate; Galerie Camera Obscura
    • Trent Davis Bailey

      Trent Davis Bailey
      Izzi and Cece, Hotchkiss, Colorado, 2014
      Pigment ink print
      © Copyright Trent Davis Bailey
      Courtesy Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
    • Philippe Dudouit

      Philippe Dudouit
      The Dynamics of Dust—Ubari, Southern Libya, 2015
      Archival pigment print
      © 2015 Philippe Dudouit
      Courtesy of East Wing Gallery
    • Martin Parr

      Martin Parr
      USA. Las Vegas, 2000
      Chromogenic color print
      © Martin Parr; Courtesy Janet Borden, Inc., NY
    • David Hockney

      David Hockney
      My parents, Bradford, July 1975, 1976
      Gelatin silver print on Kodak paper
      © David Hockney
    • Jitka Hanzlova

      Jitka Hanzlova
      Untitled (Harley) from “Hier”, 2007
      © Jitka Hanzlová; Courtesy Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
    • Ilse Bing

      Ilse Bing
      All of Paris in a Box, 1952
      Gelatin silver print
      © Estate of Ilse Bing; Courtesy James Hyman Gallery, London
    • Thomas Sauvin

      Thomas Sauvin
      Beijing Silvermine, 1985 – 2005
      C-type hand print
      © Thomas Sauvin – Beijing Silvermine; Courtesy Galerie Paris-Beijing
    • Medhi Meddaci

      Medhi Meddaci
      Les Ballons Blancs, 2015
      Video projection; 36 minutes
      Courtesy of the artist and Odile Ouizeman Gallery
  • 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.

  • Name Anat (Slider 2 blocs, image left)

    • Mika Rottenberg

      Mika Rottenberg
      Study #3 (green lips), 2015
      © Mika Rottenberg
      Courtesy Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris
    • Maria Loizidou

      Maria Loizidou
      Visages Effacés, 2013
      Archival inkjet print
      © Courtesy of the artist and Kalfayan Galeries, Athens—Thessaloniki
    • Matthew Brandt

      Matthew Brandt
      Burnout JWW1C, 2016
      Acid treated silk velvet and metal
      Courtesy of the artist and M+B Gallery, Los Angeles
    • Daniel Blaufuks

      Daniel Blaufuks
      The Voyage of Gaspard Winckler (from the series “All the Memory of the World,” part on), 2014
      Digital print
      © Daniel Blaufuks
      Courtesy of Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporâne
    • Robert Cumming

      Robert Cumming
      Operable Cardboard Camera, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT, March 1979, 1979
      Gelatin silver print
      © Robert Cumming
      Courtesy Janet Borden, Inc., NY
    • Christiane Feser

      Christiane Feser
      Partition 55, 2016
      Photo-object, archival inkjet pigment prints
      © Christiane Feser and Galerie Anita Beckers
    • Liz Nielsen

      Liz Nielsen
      Mountain Majesty, 2015
      Analog Chromogenic Photograph
      © Courtesy NextLevel Galerie, Paris
    • Yto Barrada

      Yto Barrada
      Salon de Premiere—First Class Lounge, Ferry from Tangier to Algerciras, Spain, 2002, 2002
      © Yto Barrada; Courtesy of Galerie Polaris Paris
    • Eva Schlegel

      Eva Schlegel
      Untitled (217), 2015
      © Eva Schlegel
      Courtesy of the artist and Bo Bjerggaard
    • Dinh Q. Lê

      Dinh Q. Lê
      TWC from Four Perspectives, 2016
      Four photo scrolls (each scroll is 50 m high x 1.27 m wide)
      Courtesy Shoshana Wayne Gallery
  • 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.

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