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).
Edited & designed by Temple
Cover design by Grégoire Grange
19 x 25 cm
Co published by Serpent Press / Vague
One Armed Scissor is Paul Grund's first book, made from an archival corpus of thousands of images, taken during his skatetrips in 2017, from Washington to Baltimore, from Philadelphia to Detroit or across the Japan. His images immerse us in an experience mixing personal impressions and the strangeness of everyday life.
The object, edited and sequenced in a collaborative way, was printed in risography in Paris with a screen-printed cover, then each copy assembled by hand in Brussels, marking an attachment to the Do it Yourself (DIY) universe specific to the sub-culture of skateboarding.