Photoquai is an biannual photography event that was first conceived in 2007 by the Musée du Quai Branly, a Parisian museum dedicated to primitive and aboriginal cultures. In 2013, the Photoquai is taking place from September 17 until November 17. The director of the artistic magazine Punctum, is acting as the artistic director for this year’s event — which will offer a myriad of perspectives on different cultures.
This édition of Photoquai is entitled ‘L’Ailleurs vu de l’ailleurs,’ or ‘Far Away, Seen from Far Away’ in English. Photographs have been collected from the world over in order to provide various visions of what ‘far away’ really is.
One truly special feature of this event is that it is set up outdoors, on the actual Quai Branly, enabling visitors to come and observe the works 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Since debuting in 2007, Photoquai has organized four editions that have presented roughly 200 photographs, most of which had never been seen in France before. ‘L’Ailleurs vu de l’ailleurs’ will show off 40 more photographs, selected by a panel of international photography professionals. Both private art galleries and public Parisian institutions will serve as partners to this event, providing opportunities for photography fans to attend other exhibitions, conferences and other activities relation to the topic of the event at the Musée du Quai Branly.
Guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg should take advantage of the museum’s nearby location in the 7th arrondissement and check out this event, as well as the Musée du Quai Branly’s other unique exhibitions during their trip to Paris.
The museum will have an exhibit called ‘Nocturnes de Colombie’ in conjunction with its biannual photo event. This latter exhibition begins on September 17 with the photo event and runs until February 2, 2014. This particular exhibition puts the spotlight on four artists from Colombia who are making a big splash on the contemporary art scene. In this way, visitors can explore in depth the artistic visions of this Latin American culture.