In 2019, the Botín Centre celebrates the 25th anniversary of Itineraries, the annual exhibition that displays the work of the artists awarded the Botín Foundation’s Visual Arts Grant each year, which has been running since 1993.
Polka Galerie represents French and International post-war artists who work in photography both as a medium for documentary work and visual arts. Founded in 2007 by Adélie de Ipanema and Edouard Genestar, brother and sister, the gallery is dedicated to promote photographic works and offers exhibitions that confront the past with the present, that interrogate the representation of the world’s major events, and that seek documentary forms in contemporary creation.
Installed in the Marais neighborhood of Paris, the gallery, with its 300 square meters, features two exhibition halls and a photographic bookstore with both monographic and thematic themes and rare or recently released signed editions.
Polka Galerie is a member of French Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art and Association des Galeries d’Art organizations.
Polka also publishes Polka Magazine, founded by Alain Genestar. The magazine, whose editorial staff is run by Dimitri Beck, offers an unobstructed view of the vitality of photography.