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Approche, the Experimentation Trade Show

Since its first edition in 2017, Approche has been dedicated to showcasing the new and multiple languages of experimental photography. From the very essence of the photographic medium to collage and photomontage.

These are collages in the work of Japanese artist Kensuke Koike, who creates one-of-a-kind pieces by manipulating hunted-down vintage photographic material, with his own singular philosophy of creating a new image composed solely of itself. For her part, French artist Anne-Lise Broyer imagines a new language, blurring our perception by sowing murky zones between silver photography and graphite drawings.

Untitled no.1, 2023, Serigraphy © Kensuke Koike / Courtesy of Open doors Gallery

Fragment d'une saison pluvieuse, 2019, Graphite drawing on silver gelatin print by Guillaume Geneste (La Chambre noire, Paris) under the author's supervision. Anne-Lise Broyer / Courtesy Galerie S

Vuyo Mabheka draws, multiplies and pastes rare photographs of himself as a child and those around him into his naively imaged playlets, recounting moments from his life and imagined situations. It's also about of texture and material effects in Sophie Zénon's unique and experimental Sophie Zénon, which retraces the choreography of the enamellers' gestures.

Imbali Yesizwe, 2021, Mixed media on archival fine art cotton rag © Vuyo Mabheka / Courtesy of AFRONOVA GALLERY

La danse du feu, 2022, Polyptych of twelve enamelled and screen-printed steel plates © Sophie Zenon / Courtesy Galerie XII

Marguerite Bornhauser continues her exploration of color and texture, drawing tones from the ends of silver film, whose scans, when superimposed on paint-coated glass plates, reveal the impact of temperature variations on our planet. Kuwaiti artist Ibrahim Ahmed examines the different facets of masculinity, its traditions and representations.

We are melting 04, 2023, Silver-based photography, ultra-smooth Hahnemühle print and stained glass painting on glass © Marguerite Bornhauser / Courtesy Galerie Porte B.

Quickly but carefully cross to the other side of the road #17, 2021 Photocollage, framed, © Ibrahim Ahmed / Courtesy of TINTERA

On the occasion of the
7th edition of the A PPR OC HE fair dedicated to experimentation with the photographic medium, 15 visual artists will be exhibiting from November 9 to 12, 2023, at Le Molière, at 40 rue de Richelieux, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. An opening reception will be held on November 8 from 11am to 9pm.

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