Written by Anne Silver, Press Release by Stefan Merz
Pryme Editions is thrilled to be a sponsor of the "Instant Art" Exposition, curated and organized by Stefan Merz, which will be held this July in Arles, France. The exposition is a group show which showcases the diversity of the medium and features talented Polaroid artists from around the globe.
So, if you plan to be in the south of France this summer, please join us! The "Instant Art" Exposition will be on display from July 16-22, 2018. It runs concurrently with Les Rencontres de la Photographie, the annual photography festival, which begins July 2, 2018, and continues through September 23, 2018.
Ansel Adams did it, Andy Warhol too: creating art based on Polaroid Film.
“Instant Art” is not a relic of the 70s and 80s, but quite the contrary, it is still very much alive. Thanks to Polaroid Originals (formerly the Impossible Project), this feature is becoming more and more popular. A Polaroid Camera in the right artist’s hands is much more than a point and shoot party camera.
Curated by Stefan Merz, the exhibition hosts 25 artists from 10 countries around the world, from Finland to the USA. It showcases a variety of styles, such as architectural photographs by Francesco Sambati, carefully composed nature-based photographs by Ina Echternach, strong and colorful nude art by Carmen de Vos, “destroyed” works by Jean-Francois Flamey, nude sceneries by Axakadam and many others. Each artist has his own individual way of photographing and mastering at the perfection the medium of expired Polaroid Film.
The artworks on view are recent works made in the last few years, shot on old expired Polaroid Film and new available Impossible/Polaroid Originals Film. All photos presented in the exhibition are originals, from the well-known format “Type600” Polaroid to the famous “Polaroid 669”, with dimensions variable from 4x5” until 8x10”.
ALAN MARCHESELLI, ITALY / ANNE SILVER, USA / ANTHONY STONE, ITALY / ARE ARE ARE DIAZ, CHILE / ARIEL SHELLEG, ISRAEL / AXAKADAM, TURKEY / BRITT GRIMM VALENTINE, USA / CARMEN DE VOS, BELGIUM / NIKITA GROSS, USA / DIRK HAAS, GERMANY / FRANCESCO SAMBATI, ITALY / HERR MERZI, GERMANY / INA ECHTERNACH, GERMANY / JEAN-FRANCOIS FLAMEY, BELGIUM / JULIA BEYER, GERMANY / KIRSTEN THYS V.D. AUDENAERDE, BELGIUM / LILI CRANBERRIE, FRANCE / MAIJA KARISMA, FINLAND / NOAH ZYLA, CZECH REPUBLIK / RENEE JACOBS, USA / SVEN VAN DRIESSCHE, BELGIUM
Instant Art Arles
17 Rue des Arènes,
13200 Arles, France
Monday, July 16, 2018, from 18:00
Monday, July 16th: from 18:00 to 22:00
Tuesday, July 17th - Sunday, July 22nd: From 14:30 to 19:30
We hope to see you in July!
©Pryme Editions, 2018.