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AGNÈS B. : ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE 2017 EDITION
For its eighth edition, the Planche (s) Contact Festival in Deauville invites for the first time a cultural personality, who likes and practices photography alongside his own career. The festival invites him to exhibit his photographs and to choose two of the eight public commissions for the festival.

Territory Series © Emma CHARRIN
Balnearios series © Céline VILLEGAS

agnès b, stylist, fashion designer has built up a large collection of contemporary art, a whole section of which is devoted to photography. Gallery owner, she inaugurated, in November 1984, La galerie du jour agnès b, which gives a large place to photography, before opening a second space a few years later in Tokyo.

THE DEAUVILLE OF AGNÈS B., EXHIBITED AT THE CHATONNIÈRE:
Invited to Deauville in September 2012 for a Carte blanche at the 2012 American film festival agnès b. presented seven of his favorite American films there. During this immersion in Deauville, he came up with the desire to reinvent and design a new “Deauville” striped shirt, using the five colors of Deauville parasols in alternating stripes (yellow, orange, red, green, blue). This sweater was made in the summer of 2015 in collaboration with Armor Lux.
She returned in 2017 to Deauville as associate artistic director of the Festival Planche (s) Contact and exhibited her photographs of Deauville, taken over the past ten years, with her series Visions of Deauville at the Chatonnière (exhibition space in a house from the 20s).

AGNÈS B. PRESENTS TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM THE POINT OF VIEW:

EMMA FABRIC CHUCK
For several years, Emma Charrin's photographic practice has been characterized by a fascination for the spectacle. This desire for theater, simulacrum, play, first took the form of narrative and cinematographic staging from its earliest works, then gradually narrowed towards a research around the notion of decor and potential narrative that this one induces. Inspired by the history and imagery of Deauville, and in the continuity of her previous works, Emma Charrin questions the irruption of fiction into reality through our relationship to space.

CELINE VILLEGAS
Céline Villegas is a Franco-Chilean photographer born in Lyon in 1981 and a graduate in political science. Self-taught, she lives and works in Paris and has devoted herself to photography since 2013. She takes a unique look at reality and works in particular on portraits of territories linked to the seaside. In these urban environments, she cuts scenes imbued with poetry, abandoned body fragments, most often relying on the contrast of colors to arouse the imagination.


Residence dates: Monday June 12 to Friday June 23 and Monday July 17 to Sunday July 23, 2017.

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