Invitation to the 4th edition of GESTE, the image-based art and photography exhibition
GESTE Paris x Charlet Photographies are pleased to announce the private group exhibition The Truth in Disguise conceived by the artist and curator Shiva Lynn Burgos and Dominique Charlet, Director of the Agency Charlet Photographies and independent curator.
This year marks the 4th edition of GESTE Paris, from November 1st to November 31st, a group show dedicated to the photographic and filmic «gesture» as coined by philosopher Vilém Flusser and a recognized place of discovery and meeting of established and emerging artists from all over the world. This year gathered around a theme : The Truth in Disguise.
Visual media of 20+ artists including: Idris Khan, The Mariwai Project, Christer Strömholm, Laia Abril, Naomi B. Cook, Nicole Cohen, John Stezaker, Yuken Teruya, Joan Foncuberta, Tom Lovelace, Andreas Gursky, Sebastiaan Bremer, David Young, C. Javier Barrera, Marina Abramovič & Ulay
The Truth in Disguise will resonate through various media such as photographic prints, video, sculpture and performance with a focus on unique works exhibited for the first time.
Exhibition, conferences and performances will take place in the friendly salon style atmosphere of a private apartment next to the Palais Royal throughout the month of November 2019.
GESTE is the link between a private collection, works of art from prestigious galleries, a selection of guest curators and a juried open call.
- Exhibition dates 1 November - 30 November 2019. Every day 5-10 November. From Wed-Sat 13-30 November/ 12pm-6pm
- Vernissage / preview Monday 4 November, 6pm-10pm
- Performance of Lovelace / Artists talk / In presence of curators and jury members Thursday 7 November, 6pm-11pm
- Calendar of performances and conferences on gesteparis.com or instagram. In progress
- RSVPs are strictly required to attend exhibition and events: email@example.com
About GESTE 2019:The Truth in Disguise
The theme of 2019, The Truth in Disguise, has many facets. The image can be a pretense in the conceptual or physical sense. One can alter, arrange, conceal, camouflage, recompose, counterfeit, dress, cover, decorate, disfigure, deform, denature, disillusion, conceal, coat, wrap, distort, invent, manipulate, collage, redact, silence, transform, veil ... the «reality» of objects, situations, people and ways of seeing. How can our perceptions be affected by techniques that hide or alter?
In the era of reality TV and false information, the selfie culture and the virtual identities of social media and gaming, artificial intelligence and political propaganda, how is the truth disguised or revealed?
This year marks the 4th anniversary of GESTE, an exhibition dedicated to the photographic and filmic «gesture» as coined by philosopher Vilém Flusser, which has become a recognized place of discovery and meeting of established and emerging artists from all over the world.
It will once again be an opportunity to engage in an open dialogue as part of tours and conferences and direct engagement with participating artists. GESTE is the link between a private collection, works of art from prestigious galleries, a selection of guest curators and a juried open call. Events will take place in the friendly salon style atmosphere of a private apartment next to the Palais Royal throughout the month of November 2019.
The Open Call section of the exhibition receives submissions from all over the world and provides an opportunity to showcase new artists’ work that has not received the exposure it deserves. The distinguished jury includes Professor A.C. Grayling CBE MA DPhil (Oxon) FRSL FRSA (UK) philosopher, Master of the New College of the Humanities,London. Anne-Claire Meffre (France) editor, author and contributor to Madame Figaro. Dominic Palfreyman (UK) photography collector, art philanthropist. Anna Sansom (France) journalist, editor and curator, regular contributor to the Art Newspaper, Art Now, Frame. Fabio Sindici (Italy) art critic, television author and journalist, La Stampa, Artribune. Amber Terranova (USA) photo director and educator, Consultant for Magnum Education, BFA Faculty member School of Visual Arts, NY.
Specific tour and conference dates for the entire month of November will be forthcoming and published on gesteparis.com and our instagram
Please note that as this is a private home RSVPs are strictly required firstname.lastname@example.org
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