Le Bal
Art Center / Paris

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.

Since 2008, LE BAL’s educational center, La Fabrique du Regard, has been working in depth with 2,000 young people every year, most of them from schools in underprivileged Priority Education Areas, involving 150 primary and secondary schools and representing 13 education jurisdictions.

The aim is to offer young people the chance to reflect on the world and its images, to train active, concerned observers who are aware that images obey codes and usages and, above all, that they are very much part of the way we think about society.

Le Bal
Art Center / Paris

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.

Since 2008, LE BAL’s educational center, La Fabrique du Regard, has been working in depth with 2,000 young people every year, most of them from schools in underprivileged Priority Education Areas, involving 150 primary and secondary schools and representing 13 education jurisdictions.

The aim is to offer young people the chance to reflect on the world and its images, to train active, concerned observers who are aware that images obey codes and usages and, above all, that they are very much part of the way we think about society.

Dave Heath, overhead subway Brooklyn, New York, 1963 © Dave Heath, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, and Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto
  • Georg Kussmann: FRG
    Publication
    MACK
    International
    The German dramatist Heiner Müller observed that German history lies as if smothered by a rheumatism blanket: beneath there is warmth and stagnation, just enough to give the impression all is well, while the peripheries are freezing. Georg Kussmann’s photographs in FRG were created under this metaphoric blanket. Made in the Federal Republic of Germany over a single summer, they depict everyday scenes of life, work, and leisure (more…)
  • A Model
    Feb 9 – Sep 8, 2024
    Mudam
    Luxembourg
    We all have ideas of what a contemporary art museum should be. Those who founded Mudam Luxembourg, for example, envisioned a museum that would encompass many aspects of contemporary culture, such as art, design and architecture. While one believes the museum to be a place for the presentation of modern art, others view it as a showcase for Luxembourgish creation. And some see Mudam as a space for collectivity, for openness, for events and an experimental approach. (more…)