The Beaux-Arts in Paris provide students with a new photographic laboratory, larger than the previous one (280m2),
better equipped, complete with a finishing room and first exhibition space, which acts as a conservatory of every
technique (preservation of gelatin silver printing and digital enhancement) in order to accommodate all artistic practices.
This creates the opportunity to ask –explicitly and for itself – the question of technique, of its possibilities as much as the options it dictates, in the present and from a historical perspective, made possible by the collections housed in these very walls. This is the common thread linking the diverse proposals selected for this exhibition, grouping current students and graduates.
These will be presented by likeness and along a path through different research and working spaces specifically dedicated to this practice in the establishment : the new photographic
laboratory and the adjoining Perret exhibition galleries, as well as several workshops in the Chimay building.
Beaux-Arts de Paris
The Beaux-Arts are a place for training and artistic experimentation, an exhibition space, a place for the conservation of historical and contemporary collections and a publishing house.
A five-year course combines the founding elements of the artistic process and the challenges of contemporary art. The schooling is unique, founded on workshop practices coordinated by a renowned artist, and the diversity of techniques, from the most traditional to the most contemporary.
Home to the collections of the Royal Academies, the Beaux-Arts possess a trove of over 450,000 works whose presentation to the public they insure through exhibitions and loans. They occupy a vast architectural spread over two hectares, classified as historical monuments.