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Reversing the Eye
Various Artists

Reversing the Eye

Reversing the EyeReversing the Eye
Various Artists
Le BAL and Paris Foto


34 Pages
135 x 210 mm
ISBN Not Available


Over 250 works of art by 49 artists will be on view at a show taking place simultaneously in LE BAL and Jeu de Paume. Reversing the Eye explores the relationship between Italy’s avant-garde movements and modern mechanically produced film, video, and photography. The show particularly focuses on addressing Arte Povera, aka poor art movement and shed light on video, film and photography, mediums that are rarely associated with the movement.

The show is spread into four segments. The one focused on the Body will be on view at LE BAL, while Jeu de Paume will host artworks in the Experience, Image, and Theater segment. REVERSING THE EYE Arte Povera and Beyond 1960-75 Photography, Film, Video will open on October 11th, 2022, and will last until January 2023.

About the Organisation
Le BAL is an independent platform for exhibitions, publications, ideas and education, centered on the contemporary image in all its forms – photography, video, film and the new media. Founded in 2010 by Raymond Depardon and Diane Dufour with the support of Mairie de Paris, it is a non-profit organization. In 2018, Christine Vidal was appointed co-director of the BAL.

Since 2008, Le BAL’s educational center, La Fabrique du Regard, has been working in-depth work to train young people in and through the image. In 11 years, 24,000 young people, 1,320 teachers, 550 artists and actors from the educational and cultural community in 275 neighbourhoods, from primary to high school, in schools or within social structures.  The objective: to enable young people to think about the world in images, to train active viewers who are concerned by the profound upheavals in our societies.

About the Event
Paris Photo is an annual international art fair dedicated to photography. Founded in 1997, Paris Photo is held in November at the Grand Palais exhibition hall and museum complex, located at the Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement in Paris. The event offers a selection of photo-based artworks from galleries alongside a public programme of exhibitions, prizes, art signings and talks. The Fair currently presents four exhibition sectors: the main gallery sector with solo and group shows and thematic projects, the Prisms sector devoted to large-format series and installation works, the video sector with moving images, and the Book sector with publishers and dealers.

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