Dubai Portraits De VillesPORTRAITS DE VILLES
THE HEART OF CITIES BEATS DIFFERENTLY ACCORDING TO THE GAZE OF THOSE WHO WALK THROUGH IT
Portraits De Villes invites you to hear them beating through the heart of an artist. These rare moments are like postcards you collect.
Portraits De Villes ™ is a collection of books published by be-poles. The guest artist is offered a carte blanche to illustrate the city of his choice. Each Portraits of Towns is a unique journey guided by the singular look of an artist, recognized or emerging, who was chosen for the richness and sensitivity of his vocabulary.
In 2007, the be-poles ™ studio created this collection with a particular artistic demand, both on content and form: from the color of blankets to format, papers, white spaces, typography and finishes, all Details have been designed to best serve the image and its history.
"I literally bathe in the ambient furnace that gives me a kind of drunkenness and I fix the highest tower in the world, which is still only a concrete skeleton perfused with 800m neon can be. The show is grand and yet pathetic. "
Born in 1959, Philippe Chancel lives and works in Paris. For more than twenty years, he pursues a photographic experience at the border between art, documentary and journalism.
In parallel, he realizes portraits of visual artists in the movement of "free figuration" and "video art". He now collaborates with art magazines, cultural institutions and publishing houses, and regularly exhibits his work both in France and abroad: Artcurial (Paris), Photographer's Gallery (London), Power Station (Brussels), "Rencontres d'Arles 2006", C / O (Berlin).
His project on the Emirates was presented during the 53rd edition of the Venice Biennale and as part of the exhibition "Dreamlands" of the Center Pompidou in May 2010.