Founded in 2013 by independent curators and designers Anna Planas and Pierre Hourquet, Temple ran at first as an experimental gallery space in Paris, presenting a new generation of French and international artists.

Temple is now a studio focused on curating exhibitions and designing books related to photography and mixed media, collaborating with a variety of international institutions and artists.

Recent projects include the exhibitions "The Hobbyist" at Fotomuseum Winterthur (2017) ; "Blank Paper, Stories of the Immediate Present" at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2017, the exhibition catalogue "Magnum Analog Recovery" (Le Bal, 2017) or the book, "Provoke" (Steidl, 2016).

06.12.2018

Objets Autonomes - Louis Matton

Poursuite / L'éditeur du dimanche
07.11.2018

ELLES X PARIS PHOTO

Paris Photo
14.09.2018

Dialogues with Solitudes - Dave Heath

Steidl / Le Bal
02.07.2018

The Hobbyist

Rencontres d'Arles
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What happens when photographers and artists incorporate hobbies into their work as a way to challenge artistic practices and hierarchies? How do hobbyists describe their passion photographically, not least today in an era of digital communication and online blogs? The Hobbyist is the first major exhibition to focus on the relationship between photography and hobby culture: photography of hobbies as much as photography as a hobby practice. Designed in five chapters, the exhibition examines what a hobby might be in a context in which the notions of private and public spheres have shifted because of the impact of the Internet. From the avant-gardes to the hippie culture of the 1960s, the DIY craze of the 1980s and today’s “Makers Movement”, the exhibition considers various implications of both the hobby and the hobbyist.

With works of Kenneth Anger, Diane Arbus, Benedikt Bock, Mohamed Bourouissa, Chris Burden, Ricardo Cases, Bruce Davidson, David De Beyter, Jeremy Deller/Alan Kane, Glen Denny, Jeff Divine, Craig Fineman, Robert Frank, Fuzi, Alberto García-Alix, William Gedney, Kirill Golovchenko, Caro Goodden/Gordon Matta-Clark/Tina Girouard/Suzanne Harris/ Rachel Lew, Volker Heinze, Stephanie Kiwitt, Les Krims, Mike Mandel, Ari Marcopo ulos, Eva & Franco Mattes, Hana Miletić, Neozoon, Simone Nieweg, Jenny Odell, Bill Owens, Lotte Reimann, Alexander Remnev, Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone, Eckhard Schaar, Joachim Schmid, Oliver Sieber, Alec Soth and Xiaoxiao Xu.

14.11.2017

Hobbyist - Issue 10

Fotomuseum Winterthur
How to Build a Table
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09.09.2017

The Hobbyist

Fotomuseum Winterthur
Hobbies, Photography and the Hobby of Photography
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What happens when photographers and artists incorporate hobbies into their work as a means of challenging artistic practices and hierarchies? How do hobbyists describe their passions photographically, not least today in our era of digital communication and online blogs? The Hobbyist is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between photography and hobby culture, both in connection to photography of hobbies and also photography as a hobby practice. The exhibition examines, in five chapters, what a hobby might be in an age when our notions of private and social spheres have shifted due to the impact of the Internet.

From the hippie and avantgarde cultures of the 1960s to the DIY craze of the 1980s and today’s maker movement, The Hobbyist reflects on the variety of implications of both the hobby and the hobbyist. The exhibition explores the specific places in which hobbies are pursued, and considers aspects of their commercialization in terms of consumer and lifestyle aspirations.

By way of documents from the early 1970s, the exhibition looks back on the countercultures of that era, the hippiedom and the nascent computer community, which produced the prototypical tools for the future. Within the space of just two generations, the groundbreaking innovations have become an integral part of the individual and collective daily life. The fact that hobbies embody a passionate and ritualized form of enthusiasm is amply illustrated by the content and scope of the photographic works whose creators often operate on the boundary between documentarian and hobbyist, expert and amateur, probing the ways in which photography relates to some very quirky, offbeat and eagerly pursued hobbies.

With works of Kenneth Anger, Diane Arbus, Benedikt Bock, Mohamed Bourouissa, Chris Burden, Ricardo Cases, Bruce Davidson, David De Beyter, Jeremy Deller/Alan Kane, Glen Denny, Jeff Divine, Craig Fineman, Robert Frank, Fuzi, Alberto García-Alix, William Gedney, Kirill Golovchenko, Caro Goodden/Gordon Matta-Clark/Tina Girouard/Suzanne Harris/ Rachel Lew, Volker Heinze, Stephanie Kiwitt, Les Krims, Mike Mandel, Ari Marcopo ulos, Eva & Franco Mattes, Hana Miletić, Neozoon, Simone Nieweg, Jenny Odell, Bill Owens, Lotte Reimann, Alexander Remnev, Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone, Eckhard Schaar, Joachim Schmid, Oliver Sieber, Alec Soth and Xiaoxiao Xu.

09.09.2017

The Hobbyist

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The book, which appears in a magazine format, brings together artist interviews with Jeremy Deller/ Alan Kane and NEOZOON, short anecdotal texts and in-depth essays by Theodor W. Adorno, Olivia Baeriswyl, Doris Gassert, Samuel Herzog, Thilo Koenig, Evgeny Morozov and Therese Steffen. The Hobbyist is published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Fotomuseum Winterthur (9 September 2017 – 28 January 2018).

03.07.2017

Blank Paper

Rencontres d'Arles
Stories of the Immediate Present
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At the beginning of the 2000s, a group of photographers established a collective in Madrid in order to develop their work and create a common intellectual space. This was Blank Paper.

Ever since, their photography has continued to develop following a practice that includes collaboration and exchange among its principal characteristics.Far from official institutions and circles, these photographers succeeded in building an independent network of production, exposition, and distribution based on solidarity. This was a risky but necessary venture, as the times brought not only great social change, but also a profound economic crisis.

This exhibition gathers together the most recent works of the Blank Paper collective, along with works of other photographers in their orbit. The mutual confidence and complicity created over years of learning together.

With works of Julián Barón, Ricardo Cases, Federico Clavarino, David Hornillos, Alejandro Marote, Óscar Monzón, Bernardita Morello, Miren Pastor, Michele Tagliaferri, Fosi Vegue, Antonio M. Xoubanova

07.11.2016

L'heure du Tigre - Jonathan Llense

Editions FP&CF
11.10.2016

I Wanted to be a Photographer

Foto Colectania
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"I Wanted to Be a Photographer" approaches the question of what it means being a photographer today and how the status of the image is changing in contemporary creation. Through thirteen artists the show explores the deep changes that are taking place in the definition of the photographic act.

With works of Laurence Aëgerter, Antoine d'Agata, Roger Guaus, Mishka Henner, Sherrie Levine, Michael Mandiberg, Doug Rickard, Thomas Ruff, Oliver Sieber & Katja Stuke, Stéphanie Solinas and Jan Hofer & Severin Zaugg.

14.09.2016

Provoke

Steidl / Le Bal
Between Protest and Performance
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01.09.2016

I Wanted to be a Photographer - Roger Guaus

Ca l'Isidret Edicions
01.01.2016

Moto - Alberto García-Alix

Cabeza de Chorlito
10.09.2015

Empire - Samuel Gratacap

Le Bal / Filigranes Éditions
04.09.2015

Uchronia - MacieK Pozoga

Carhartt
The Unequivocal Interpretation of Reality
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05.06.2015

Podría Haberse Evitado - Ricardo Cases

Dalpine / Temple
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Hidden in the mountain, a man is watching. A tragedy is unfolding before his eyes. He attentively observes the individuals who are discreetly yet inconspicuously moving around the territory and records all the information. The investigator does not know yet what he is consigning; he’s still missing elements to complete the whole picture, get a sense of what is actually going on at his feet, but he does not want to miss anything. He does not need to move to grasp the whole scene; from his position, everything is available to his gaze: men walking around in open spaces, traffic, transit; men waiting, hideaways and hideouts, furtive conversations, notices and deliveries; open land where no one ever goes, houses under construction, crime scenes; crossroads, cars with open doors, ways to escape.

When suspicion emerges, when trust has been shaken, anything becomes suspicious, forever. From there, the world can no longer be seen through innocent eyes.

12.11.2014

Open Book

Paris Photo
Artist's books & photography

The exhibition presents a selection of art books published between the 1960s and today. Since the release of “Twenty-six Gasoline Stations” in 1963 by the American artist Edward Ruscha, the reproduction of photographic images is one of the preferred media for numerous international artists such as Andy Warhol, John Baldessari, Gilbert & George, Hans-Peter Feldmann and many others.

This new type of book, whether a multiple object, a limited edition or unlimited publication, directly designed by the authors, has been adopted and taken up since the 1980s by photographers and contemporary artists such as Richard Prince, Christopher Wool, Wolfgang Tillmans, Sophie Calle, Mike Kelley, Gerhard Richter, Christian Marclay or Anselm Kiefer”.

A selection of about 75 artists’ books is presented in the ambulatory of Grand Palais. Screens display numbered video clips showing hands leafing through several of the books, which are on view in window cases right below the screens, displaying the books with the corresponding numbers.

11.06.2014

Carte Blanche

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Carte blanche is a series of curated nights dedicated to an artist. These collaborations aim to produce in situ installations and/or elaborate an evening programme including video & film screenings, lectures & roundtables, concerts, exhibitions and publications, alongside the work of the invited artists and other works that inspire or invigorate them.

Invited artists: Helena Almeida, Claude Closky, Antoine d'Agata, Rineke Dijkstra, Alberto García-Alix, Dan Graham, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Mark Lewis, Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber among others.

01.06.2014

Index - Antoine d'Agata

André Frère Éditions / D.Books
23.05.2014

Common Objects - Lewis Baltz

Le Bal / Steidl
01.04.2014

Anthropocène - Nicolas Guiraud

Poursuite / Temple
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07.02.2014

Standards & Poors - Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques

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The installation, in connection to the publication of Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques "Standards & Poors", is a composition of a series of images, reproduced in 10000 copies and made available to the public. Every visitor was offered to edit his own publication. All publications are signed.

14.11.2013

Hobbyist - Issue 8

Self-Published
11.11.2013

Prince Street Girls - Susan Meiselas

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“In 1975 I was riding a bicycle through my neighborhood in Little Italy when suddenly a blast of light flashed into my eyes, blinding me for a moment. Its source was a group of girls fooling around with a mirror trying to reflect the sun on my face. That was the day I met the Prince Street Girls, the name I gave the group that hung out on the nearby corner almost every day.

The girls were from small Italian-American families and they were almost all related. I was the stranger who didn’t belong. Little Italy was mostly for Italians then. The project Prince Street Girls began as a series of incidental encounters. They’d see me coming and call out, “Take a picture! Take a picture!”. At the beginning I was making pictures just to share with them. If we met in the market or at the pizza parlor, they would reluctantly introduce me to their parents but I was never invited into any of their homes. I was their secret friend, and my loft became a kind of hideaway when they dared to cross the street, which their parents had forbidden.” Susan Meiselas

01.01.2013

Hobbyist - Issues 1 to 6

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A fanzine collection in which contributing photographers like Nicholas Gottlund, Ye Rin Mok, Jennilee Marigomen and Will Adler document their own practice or other people's hobbies. Each issue comes in a small colour portfolio and focuses on particular hobbies, such as gardening, hiking, surfing, collecting...

01.07.2012

Conflict Resolution - Louis Porter

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