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Joe Shore, Marilyn Monroe (In shorts), 1952 © Joe Shore and Fahey/Klein Gallery, LA
Joe Shore, Marilyn Monroe (In shorts), 1952 © Joe Shore and Fahey/Klein Gallery, LA

The 2016 edition of the “Carte blanche PMU” has been awarded to the Spanish photographer,  from Barcelona, Anna Malagrida. The jury met on the 20th of January to choose the seventh winner from a short list of 6 artists: Grégoire Eloy, Anna Malagrida, Olivier Menanteau, Aurélie Pétrel, Stéphanie Solinas and Cyrille Weiner.

Anna Malagrida’s proposal won the support of the jury: in her project, she imagines the places ‘of Paris” as a theatrical stage where, through gestures, the public are the actors; the reflections of the city mixed with interiors of cafés, the décor; and the words linked to the world by chance, the text. The result of this Carte Blanche will be shown in the Gallery of Photography at the Centre Pompidou from the  September 28th   to  October 17th and will be the subject of a book to be published by Filigranes. This exhibition will be the second in this new location , following “Joueurs” by Thierry Fontaine in October 2015.

L’Oeil de la Photographie has a date with you at the beginning of the summer for an exclusive meeting with Anna Malagrida, and to show you in advance some of the first images from this seventh Carte Blanche PMU.

Anna Malagrida opens a window onto a space that makes us confront the urban and the human and offers us a sensitive reading of a form of social link  formed behind the shop windows” Benoît Cornu, Director of Communication at PMU, President of the jury.

Members of the 2016  jury , Paula Aisemberg, Director of La Maison Rouge, Clément Chéroux, curator at Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou, Diane Dufour, Director of Le BAL, Nicolas Ferrand, collector and Founder of Quotidien de l’Art, Valérie Jouve, photographer, Kourtney Roy, photographer laureate of Carte blanche PMU 2013, Sam Stourdzé, Director of Rencontres d’Arles, Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska curator of Centre Pompidou – cabinet de la photographie and Benoît Cornu, Director of communication of PMU.


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Anna Malagrida

Anna Malagrida, née en 1970 à Barcelone (Espagne) est diplômée de l’Ecole Supérieure Nationale de la Photographie d’Arles (1996) et de l’Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona en Sciences de la communication (1993). Photographe et vi...

Anna Malagrida

Centre Photographique d’Ile de FranceFerme Briarde, Hotel de Ville – 107, avenue de la République77340 Pontault-Combault

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Appel à candidature 2016 “Carte Blanche PMU”

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La Carte Blanche PMU at Le BAL Celebrates Five Years

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La Carte blanche PMU at Le BAL: Les Immobiles by Léa Habourdin and Thibault Brunet, and the 5th Anniversary of the Prize

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