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There’s a summer art-book sale going on today, Saturday August 13, at Le Bal:
Sales of some of damaged books at 10 euros each to make some place for the upcoming autumn titles. Also we have received new books by Walter Niedermayer, Jeffrey Silverthorne, Basil Hyman, Andy Sewell, Sebastien Girard, Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine, Erica Overmeer and Harvey Benge. Exclusively we have copies of Karianne Bueno’s edition print, Ricardo Cases “Paloma al Aire”, Andreas Gehrke “Topographie”, and copies No. 1&2 of our facsimile reprint of Keizo Kitajima’s “Photo Express : Tokyo”.
Le Bal is a hidden gem, tucked away in a small alley on 6 impasse de la Défense behind a park. It’s a nexus of contemporary art exhibitions (currently showing TOKYO-E: Les images de Tokyo) and cultural events, such as the recent collaboration with Magnum Foundation. Definitely worth a visit is also the restaurant/cafe which serves a nice cup of joe.
LE BAL and the Magnum Foundation USA present 4 films to rediscover :
Company for Lunch, 1965, 26′
A commercial project produced for Xerox documenting the company’s annual meeting by six Magnum photographers.
America, 1969, 9′
Born out of Charlie Harbutt’s group project and book titled ‘America in Crisis’, the film was made in response to the social state of the United States in late 60′s.
The two faces of China, 1965, 30′
René Burri explores the lives of the Chinese under Communism prior to the Cultural Revolution. A joint production by Magnum and BBC.
Beauty Knows No Pain, 1971, 26′
Elliott Erwitt documents the Rangerettes, the first dancing trill team in the United States through the experiences of young women attending the summer camp to join the team.
The evening’s screenings will be followed by a discussion between former producer of the Magnum Films department Phil Gittelman, former staff member Inge Bondi and Magnum photographers Costa Manos, Elliott Erwitt, and Rene Burri.
On a proposition of Susan Meiselas and Marco Bischof for the Magnum Foundation.
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Le Bal is a nice hidden gem in the 18th arrondisement, well worth your visit. Stop in the cafe and get some great coffee too.