AGNÈS B.: ASSOCIATED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR THE 2017 EDITION
The 8th edition of the Festival Planche(s) Contact has invited for the first time Agnès b., a cultivated and passionate artist focused both on photography and her personal career, to exhibit her photos and select two among the eight public orders of the festival.

Série Territoire ©Emma CHARRIN
Série Balnearios © Céline VILLEGAS

Agnès b., fashion designer, has created an important collection of contemporary art, of which an entire section is focused on photography. In November 1984, she inaugurated as a gallery owner, the La galerie du jour agnès b, attaching considerable importance to photography, and she opened another gallery some years later in Tokyo.

DEAUVILLE D’AGNÈS B. EXHIBITED AT LA CHATONNIÈRE:
Agnès b., invited to Deauville in September 2012 for a Carte Blanche during the 2012 American Film Festival, presented seven of her favourite American films. During her stay in Deauville, she decided to re-invent and create a new “Deauville” sweater, striped as French sailor shirts, using as alternating stripes the five colours of Deauville’s beach umbrellas (yellow, orange, red, green, blue). This idea was implemented in summer 2015 in collaboration with Armor Lux.
In 2017, she came back to Deauville as Associated Artistic Director of the Planche(s) Contact Festival and to exhibit the photos about Deauville made in the latest ten years through Le Deauville d’agnès b. at la Chatonnière (an exhibition area situated in a house of the 1920s).

 

AGNÈS B. INTRODUCES TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS AT THE POINT DE VUE:

EMMA CHARRIN
For several years, the photographic technique of Emma Charrin has been characterized by a fascination for the spectacle. Her love for theatre, mockery, play, was involved into narration and cinematographic scenes in her first works, and then she focused more on a search about the notion of decor and its narration potential. Inspired by the history and the image of Deauville, and remaining coherent with her previous works, Emma Charrin questions the interruption of fiction in reality, studying people’s relation with the environment around them.

CÉLINE VILLEGAS
Céline Villegas is a Franco-Chilean photographer, born in Lyon in 1981 and graduated in Political science. She is a self-taught photographer, living and working in Paris, and dedicated to photography since 2013. She casts a singular gaze on reality and mainly works on portraits of seaside lands. She captures in these urban environments scenes permeated with poetry, abandoned body parts, often using colour contrasts to arise fantasy.


Residence dates: from Monday, June 12th to Friday, June 23rd and from Monday, July 17th to Sunday, July 23rd, 2017.