Ansel Adams did it, Andy Warhol too: creating art based on Polaroid Film.
“Instant Art” is not a relic of the 70s and 80s, but quite the contrary, it is still very much alive. Thanks to Polaroid Originals (formerly the Impossible Project), this feature is becoming more and more popular. A Polaroid Camera in the right artist’s hands is much more than a point and shoot party camera.
Curated by Stefan Merz, the exhibition hosts 25 artists from 10 countries around the world, from Finland to USA. It showcases a variety of styles, such as architectural photographs by Francesco Sambati, carefully composed nature based photographs by Ina Echternach, strong and colorful nude art by Carmen de Vos, “destroyed” works by Jean-Francois Flamey, nude sceneries by Axakadam and many others. Each artist has his own individual way of photographing and mastering at the perfection the medium of expired Polaroid Film.
The artworks on view are recent works made in the last few years, shot on old expired Polaroid Film and new available Impossible/Polaroid Originals Film. All photos presented in the exhibition are originals, from the well known format “Type600” Polaroid to the famous “Polaroid 669”, with dimensions variable from 4x5” until 8x10”.
ALAN MARCHESELLI, ITALY / ANNE SILVER, USA / ANTHONY STONE, ITALY / ARE ARE ARE DIAZ, CHILE / ARIEL SHELLEG, ISRAEL / AXAKADAM, TURKEY / BRITT GRIMM, USA / CARMEN DE VOS, BELGIUM / NIKITA GROSS, USA / DIRK HAAS, GERMANY / FRANCESCO SAMBATI, ITALY / HERR MERZI, GERMANY / INA ECHTERNACH, GERMANY / JEAN-FRANCOIS FLAMEY, BELGIUM / JULIA BEYER, GERMANY / KIRSTEN THYS V.D. AUDENAERDE, BELGIUM / LILI CRANBERRIE, FRANCE / MAIJA KARISMA, FINLAND / NOAH ZYLA, CZECH REPUBLIK / RENÉE JACOBS, USA / SVEN VAN DRIESSCHE, BELGIUM / ANA LORA, Germany / AGAFIA POLYNCHUK, Germany / LAURENT FOUCHET, France / Designer BARTHOLOMÄUS WISCHNEWSKI, Germany
Instant Art Arles
17 Rue des Arènes,
13200 Arles, France
Monday, July 16th 2018, from 18:00
Monday, July 16th: from 18:00 to 22:00
Tuesday, July 17th - Sunday, July 22nd: From 14:30 to 19:30