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Biennale internationale de 

photographie

8 > 29 October 2022

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LOUIS BLANC

​Hôtel Fontfreyde

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JULIEN VALLON

​Hôtel Fontfreyde

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ELIZABETH PROUVOST

​Hôtel Fontfreyde

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FRÉDÉRIQUE FELIX-FAURE

​Hôtel Fontfreyde

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MARIELSA NIELS

​Hôtel Fontfreyde

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RED RUBBER ROAD

Salle Gaillard

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CHLOÉ ROSSER

​Salle Gaillard

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ARINA ESSIPOWITSCH

Salle Gaillard

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GEORGES DUMAS

​Chapelle ancien Hôpital

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BRNO DEL ZOU

​Chapelle ancien Hôpital

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WERONIKA GESICKA

Centre Camille Claudel

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KATRIN FREISAGER

Centre Camille Claudel

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MARLO BROEKMANS

​Labo 1880

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A.NA

​La Droguerie

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LUCIE HODIESNE-DARRAS

Galerie Sténopé

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VÉRONIQUE EVRARD

Maison des Beaumontois

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LYCÉE LAFAYETTE

Assemblia

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CARNATION (projection)

​Hôtel Fontfreyde

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BEAUTÉ CACHÉE (projection)

​Hôtel Fontfreyde

 

"cORpuS"

LOUIS BLANC

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Sunday, 1.30 pm to 7 pm

open Sunday 9, 16 & 23 October from 2pm to 6.30pm

To make a work of art out of oneself... From one's hands, a hitherto unknown monster, or from one's silhouette the improbable creature born of a convulsion... Without unseemly hedonism or narcissism, Louis Blanc plays with his own forms, driven by the desire for surprise or an encounter with the language of the body. A language of signs or the outline of a new living and plastic orthography. 

Patrick Ehme (artistic director)

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©Louis Blanc

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©Julien Vallon

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"Personal series"

JULIEN VALLON

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Sunday, 1.30 pm to 7 pm

open Sunday 9, 16 & 23 October from 2pm to 6.30pm

Julien Vallon's work is a real tear-down, giving the body a plural dimension in a surrealist vision. Unbridled assemblages, like so many flattened sculptures, whose chosen pieces inevitably refer to Dali's soft forms or to the portrait of his "Galatea with spheres". Pictorial references for a work that is nonetheless authentically photographic, whose digital manipulations are flagrant and perfectly assumed. Just like this beyond appearances which raises the question of otherness.

 

Patrick Ehme (artistic director)

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"Corpus Delicti"

ELIZABETH PROUVOST

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Sunday, 1.30 pm to 7 pm

open Sunday 9, 16 & 23 October from 2pm to 6.30pm

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©Elizabeth Prouvost

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"Elizabeth Prouvost's photographs should be seen as a fairy tale. In these tales we find the best and the worst of the human condition. For Elizabeth Prouvost, life is like the raft of the jellyfish where we are thrown, with our desires, our fears, our wrong paths and our hopes of redemption. It is easy and sometimes even tempting to plunge into hell, but a hell, the one she proposes, that could be called human, that is not really frightening because we recognize ourselves in it.

Her models are ordinary people, willing to accept this desire to let their bodies express themselves. And from this acceptance, all the bodies say something true and violent. It is the energy of these bodies, alive, that acts and that Elizabeth records.

Agathe Gaillard (fondatrice, en 1975, de la première galerie française consacrée uniquement à l'art de la photographie)

 

"Il ne neige plus"

FRÉDÉRIQUE FELIX-FAURE

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Sunday, 1.30 pm to 7 pm

open Sunday 9, 16 & 23 October from 2pm to 6.30pm

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©Frédérique Felix-Faure

"You have to look, look intensely and dreamily at the visible, to really see, to both deploy and sharpen your sight and then dazzle it with visions, not phantasmagorias, hallucinations, but of very concrete images saturated with matter, colour, presence, and thus infused with the invisible, porous and resonant; thus the familiar is suddenly revealed as powerfully unusual.

Sylvie Germain (writer)

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"Dans l'antre du soi"

MARIELSA NIELS

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Saturday from 1.30 pm to 7 pm

open Sunday 9, 16 & 23 October from 2pm to 6.30pm

"My work revolves around the individual, and more and more specifically, the mechanisms and phenomena of the intimate. After projects questioning the place of women, I was led to take an interest in the question of norms, and, beyond an announced binarity, in gender stereotypes.

Through her character, for whom the adequacy between social norms and deep essence is no longer self-evident, Dans l'antre du soi seeks to question our acceptance of the concept of feminine/masculine."

M. Niels

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©Marielsa Niels

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"Together A Part"

RED RUBBER ROAD ( ANAHELL & NATHALIE DREIER )

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Saturday from 1.30 pm to 6 pm

open Sunday 9, 16 & 23 October from 2pm to 6.30pm

Polymorphic monsters born from the telescoping of humans and digital tools, Together A part materializes hybrid beings, actors and objects of a technological revolution from which they seem unable to escape.

Consented servitude? Forced servitude? Is connection necessary to stay in touch in a mutating world? AnaHell and Nathalie Dreier combine their bodies, both real and figurative, and their environment to question our place and our relationship to this new, virtual and mutant space.

Patrick Ehme (artistic director)

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©Red Rubber Road (Anahelle & Nathalie Dreier

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"Form & Function"

CHLOÉ ROSSER

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Saturday from 1.30 pm to 6 pm

open Sunday 9, 16 & 23 October from 2pm to 6.30pm

Shapes, deformed, conforming... voluntarily stripped, like the ordinary décor in which they are frozen. Chloé Rosser's bodies, human "furniture", thus posed, question our perception of aesthetics and our relationship to the body and denounce the norms and canons of a socially imposed universal "beauty".

Patrick Ehme (artistic director)

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©Chloé Rosser

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"Fold"

ARINA ESSIPOWITSCH

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Saturday from 1.30 pm to 6 pm

open Sunday 9, 16 & 23 October from 2pm to 6.30pm

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Two images... and yet infinitely open perspectives where one and the other enter into dialogue, oppose or merge, feed or recompose each other in labyrinthine montages and a game of double face that Arina Essipowitsch constructs and deconstructs by instinct or desire. A combination of two full-length, back-to-back, life-size portraits, Fold thus unfolds both space and time and invites the image, like the viewer, to free itself from the frame. To invent its own image and its own dimension.

Patrick Ehme (artistic director)

 

"Le corps du temps"

GEORGES DUMAS

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to 6.30pm

"Georges Dumas' work escapes all classification. His starting material is a digital shot that he processes computerized. He petrifies his subjects whose poses are most often inspired by ancient or classical statuary (...)

Georges Dumas' images materialise several paradoxical ambiguities. First of all, there is the opposition between the instantaneous, usually associated with the photographic shot, and the long process used to achieve the desired result. But also between the vitality of the subjects captured in a fleeting present and their treatment which petrifies them, monumentalizes them and gives them an "atemporal immutability".

Louis Doucet (collector and art critic)

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©Georges Dumas

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"Photosculptures"

BRNO DEL ZOU

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to 6.30pm

"Brno Del Zou proposes an atypical architecture of the body, a fragmented codification of attitudes. He photographs the face and the body from different angles. The complete image is based on the assembly of several shots, an intimate interweaving that the eye seizes and then assembles. The body is the place of deformation but it remains legible in its fragmented representation. Between photography and sculpture, Brno Del Zou's images present pure, hybrid, polysemous presences that combine reality, dreamlike images and astonishment.

Caroline Canault (art critic)

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"Traces"

WERONIKA GESICKA

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Saturday from 2pm to 6pm

open Sunday 9, 16 October from 2pm to 6pm

closed Sunday 23, Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 October

With humour, manipulation and corrosive derision, Weronika Gesicka plunges us into a "perfect world" where the characters, straight out of 1950s catalogues extolling a "new way of life" in supposedly "radiant" cities, become the plaything of themselves. Thus deconstructing the reality of an idyllic family and social bliss. A vision far from being as innocent as it seems...

Patrick Ehme (artistic director)

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"Untitled"

KATRIN FREISAGER

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Saturday from 2pm to 6pm

open Sunday 9, 16 October from 2pm to 6pm

closed Sunday 23, Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 October

Is it a ballet, a struggle, unbridled embraces? In her tangled bodies Katrin Freisager questions femininity and the relationship with the other. A confrontation made of violence and sensuality, of a tangle of gestures, fierce or cuddly. Flesh and silk brushing against each other in a "chic underbelly", an incitement as much as a bulwark to the imagination.

Patrick Ehme (artistic director)

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©Katrin Freisager

"Autoportraits"

MARLO BROEKMANS

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to 6.30pm

There is this "She" and then this "Other", intimate, hidden, alive in the depths of an "I" in search of uniqueness.  A secret alter ego that memory or fantasy suddenly brings to the surface. This other "Self" summoned for an egotistical dialogue between desire, symbols and memories. Marlo Broekmans invites us on a journey into intimacy through his Self-portraits, vestiges or fragments of moments lived in the sensual vertigo of a body and a shared "being".

Patrick Ehme (artistic director)

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©Marlo Broekmans

 

"Uncarné"

A.NA

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to 6.30pm

Exhumed from its shadowy wrapping, the flesh is there. Bare and naked.

Exposed, suspended like the promise of a sybaritic and pagan feast.

A sensual and sublime display offered to appetites, to carnivorous desires.

"Eat," it says. For at the table of this body, which sometimes looks like an erotic carcass, unveiled between light and darkness, it is indeed to our primitive and wild instincts that A.NA appeals in his Uncarnate.

An invitation to carnal sin and an "omnivorous" look at an insolent and mutant body.

Patrick Ehme (artistic director)

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©A.NA

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"Looking for my own body"

LUCIE HODIESNE-DARRAS

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to 6.30pm

"With Looking for my own body, I want to share my own story but also those of many people who, like me, have had to rebuild themselves after having suffered abuse. The main aim of this photographic series is to raise awareness of the post-traumatic struggle and in a way to help these people to move forward, to have the feeling of being heard and understood, and to no longer have this feeling of being alone."

L. Hodiesne-Darras

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©Lucie Hodiesne-Darras

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"Déchirures"

VÉRONIQUE EVRARD

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm

Saturday from 10am to 12pm

They were once alive and well. Familiar silhouettes, washerwomen, hobgoblins, children, rustic housewives... postcard figures, guests of our memories or people of a collective memory...

But time has passed, gradually erasing their image from our eyes like a poster that the weather has inexorably faded, that an invisible hand has torn and soiled. Leaving only fragments, inscribed in the unconscious.

Véronique Evrard's Déchirures summon memory and question time, inviting each of us, according to our memories, to give them new life, to invent a story for each one.

 

Patrick Ehme (artistic director)
 

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©Véonique Evrard

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"# Corps Fragmentés"

ÉLÈVES DU LYCÉE LAFAYETTE

Outdoor exhibition on the Assemblia gates

This exhibition is the result of a partnership between the Lycée La Fayette, with its 1st year Bac Pro Photography students, and Sténopé.

It responds to the association's vocation to support young photographers and, particularly here, to contribute to the training of up-and-coming photographers, by giving them the opportunity of a first collective exhibition within the Nicephore + Biennial.

This project was initiated at the end of their 2nd year of the Bac Pro, thanks to the investment of their teaching staff.

Over the last few months, the fifteen students in the photography section have taken on the theme of the festival. By giving free rein to their interpretation of the theme, they have worked on our representation of the physical body and what is or is not shown, as well as on the social body.

Thus, there are fifteen young views, fifteen well-defined individualities, fifteen approaches to the same theme that are presented here.

 

Anne Éléonore Gagnon

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The exhibition venues of the festival

Hôtel Fontfreyde, centre photographique
31 rue des Gras, Clermont-Ferrand

Du mardi au dimanche de 13h30 à 19h

+ dimanche 9,16 et 23  octobre de 14 h à 18 h 30
Accès et stationnements :
Tram ligne A (arrêt Jaude ou Gaillard).
Bus : lignes B, 6, 9 et 10 (arrêt Blatin),
lignes 5 et 32 (arrêt Gaillard).
Parking Jaude et Saint-Pierre.

Chapelle de l’ancien Hôpital général
rue Sainte-Rose, Clermont-Ferrand

Du mardi au dimanche de 14h à 18h30
Accès et stationnements :
Tram ligne A (arrêt Gaillard).
Bus : lignes 5 et 32 (arrêt Gaillard).
Parking Saint-Pierre et place de la Liberté.

Assemblia
16, rue Buffon, Clermont-Ferrand

exposition en extérieur sur les grilles d'Assemblia
Accès et stationnements :
Tram ligne A (Arrêt Delille Montlosier)
Parking cathedrale

Maison des Beaumontois
21, rue René-Brut, Beaumont

Du lundi au vendredi de 9h à 19h

Samedi de 10h à 12h
Accès et stationnements :
Bus : lignes 8 12 et 27
(arrêt Mairie de Beaumont).
Parkings à proximité.

Salle Gaillard
2, rue Saint-Pierre, Clermont-Ferrand

Du mardi au dimanche de 13h30 à 18h

+ dimanche 9,16 et 23  octobre de 14 h à 18 h 30
Accès et stationnements :
Tram ligne A (arrêt Gaillard).

Bus : lignes 5 et 32 (arrêt Gaillard).

Parking Saint-Pierre.

Centre Camille-Claudel
3, rue Maréchal-Joffre, Clermont-Ferrand

Du mardi au samedi de 14h à 18h + dimanche 9 et 16 octobre de 14 h à 18 h
Accès et stationnements :
BHNS B (arrêt Ballainvilliers).
Bus : lignes 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12 et 13 (arrêt Ballainvilliers).

Parking Blaise-Pascal.

La Droguerie
42, rue du Port, Clermont-Ferrand

Du mardi au dimanche de 14h à 18h30
Accès et stationnements :
Tram ligne A (Arrêt Delille Montlosier)
Parking cathedrale

Labo 1880
16, rue du Port, Clermont-Ferrand

Du mardi au dimanche de 14h à 18h30
Accès et stationnements :
Tram ligne A (Arrêt Delille Montlosier)
Parking cathedrale

Galerie Sténopé (Direction)
5, rue de la Treille, Clermont-Ferrand

Du mardi au dimanche de 14h à 18h30
Accès et stationnements :
Tram ligne A (Arrêt Delille Montlosier)
Parking cathedrale

"PENDANT LE FESTIVAL"

PROJECTIONS PERMANENTES

Hôtel Fontfreyde, photographic centre

Tuesday to Saturday from 1.30 pm to 7 pm

open Sunday 9, 16 & 23 October from 2pm to 6.30pm

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"Carnation" by Alex Bertrand, Arnaud Joly and Charlotte Vullo

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"Beauté Cachée" by Doriane Dupuis and Madeleine Coësy