Tendance Floue is pleased to announce our participation in the 20th edition of Paris Photo art fair at the Grand Palais, from November 10 to 13, 2016. We will present an exclusive selection of works by our photographers.
Join us at our booth (D24)
From November 19 to 13, Grand Palais, Paris
Tendance Floue also participate in the Paris Photo art fair 20th anniversary book published by Editions Xavier Barral. A limited edition for which we produced 2000 unique covers with fragments of prints from our archives.
“In 1991, the founding act of Tendance Floue, a French collective of photographers, was to publicly burn their negatives at the annual Rencontres d’Arles festival of photography. Twenty five years later, the mischievous proposal made by Paris Photo for an unprecedented intervention is in keeping with the photographic activism of Tendance Floue: to attack the image with a blade, cut away the essence of a vintage edition and then bring it back to life by putting it on the cover of a book, the unique object that you are holding in your hands.
Resisting time, trends and the vagaries of a troubled profession, navigating between the media, museums, galleries and other institutions, Tendance Floue and its photographers research, provoke and question photography. Just as much the sum of as the juxtaposition of fourteen remarkable, singular beings, the collective enters realms of experience as though entering a minefield, with its inherent combination of game and danger. The 2,000 cut-ups produced for the cover of this book are confirmation of one of the missions of Tendance Floue: to adopt a perspective, focus on what is blurred and take responsibility for the images that appear. For the conformist who finds reassurance in the déjà-vu or the homebody who is disturbed by adventure, the tendency is blurred, in other words “les Tendance sont flous”. But for all those who are curious, knowledgeable and passionate, who are titillated by risk and attracted by the singular, the treasury of images accumulated over the years by the Tendance Floue creators is priceless.”
From the book Paris Photo 1997-2016, Parcours, Editions Xavier Barral.