Edition 2019



The École nationale supérieure de la photographie must close its two exhibitions early: Modernity of Passions: ENSP Students Look at Photography in the Agnès B Collection and Looking for Art #8.

In view of the progress of the construction of the school's new building and in order to ensure that students start the new academic year in autumn 2019 in the best possible conditions, the school management will focus all its efforts on finishing the work.

Modernity of Passions: ENSP Students Look at Photography in the Agnès B Collection and Looking for Art #8 will close to the public at 2 pm on Wednesday July 10.

Afterwards, it will be possible to see the exhibitions and all the students’ work on the ENSP website.

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.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture