Women Artists from the MEP STUDIO at the 9th edition of KYOTOGRAPHIE
The MEP STUDIO comes to Kyoto.
The MEP – Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, presents the group show Women Artists from the MEP STUDIO at the 9th edition of KYOTOGRAPHIE International Festival, from September 18th to October 17th 2021. This is the second project in a long-term partnership between MEP and KYOTOGRAPHIE.
The exhibition which takes place at the dedicated gallery space of Hosoo in Kyoto has been specially designed for Kyotographie, as part of its “ECHO” season, with the support of Women in Motion, a Kering program that shines a light on the talent of women in the fields of arts and culture. Women Artists from the MEP STUDIO brings together the works of five young French women artists, selected by the MEP in order to reveal the current richness, diversity and originality of emerging french photography and lens-based practices, showing the very best new work exhibited in Paris at the crossroads of genres and disciplines. Marguerite Bornhauser, the duo Nina Cholet & Clothilde Matta, Adèle Gratacos de Volder and Manon Lanjouère embody a vibrant artistic scene in France whose practices and aesthetics are characterized by hybridity of the images and a new confidence about approaches to the photographic and filmic image. Using still and moving image, text and installation, these multi-faceted talents have in common a keen sense of narrative and a taste for blurring the lines between fictions and the realities from which they are drawn.
Supporting emerging talents is a vital part of the MEP’s mission. In 2018, it created the STUDIO, a new space dedicated to first solo shows of young artists. The MEP is also committed to improving the visibility of women photographers in the artistic scene.
The 9th edition of the KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival will be held from September 18th – October 17th 2021, presenting over 14 exhibitions centered around the theme “ECHO”, shown in iconic Kyoto venues with original scenography.
The KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival is held annually over four weeks in a style that is unique in Asia. Exhibitions are spread across the city, staged creatively in various traditional and contemporary settings. The festival creates opportunities, bringing people together of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. Now recognized as one of the world’s leading photography events, KYOTOGRAPHIE has attracted some 1,000,000 visitors from within Japan and overseas since 2013.