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).
Curated by Sonia Berger, with the collaboration of Joan Fontcuberta, Pierre Hourquet and Anna Planas
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