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1 July - 25 August

0H00 - 0H00

From July 1st to August 26, 2019, the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles welcomes you to the agnès b. collection, with students curating for the inaugural exhibition of its new building. It is also the first time that agnès b. exhibits a selection from her photography collection alongside work by the students. With generous support from the Fondation des Artistes, the exhibition Modernity of Passions is part of an educational project on curatorial practices. Started in 2018, a group of students take up the role of curator and select over a hundred works for the exhibition. How is a collection’s singularity displayed? How is the practice of contemporary photography made visible? How do we take account of the school’s research, photography and image-making practices? These are the questions at the center of the exhibition, and the project’s educational experiment, testing for what modernity might mean today.

Exhibition curators: Siouzie Albiach, Florent Basiletti, Antoine Brun, Théa Guéniot, Léa Thouin and Adrien Vargoz, students, accompanied by Fabien Vallos, teacher & Juliette Vignon, exhibitions’ manager.

Exhibition produced with support from the Fondation des Artistes and the collaboration of the agnès b. endowment fund.