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).
Pas même une errance / Bribes pour
le scénario d’une exposition
Text by Léa Bismuth
Photographs by Samuel Gratacap
UV print on plexiglass 11x18 cm
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Images Dissuasives at Temple, Paris
The action takes place during one single night, in Tripoli, Libya. Between midnight and 3 am. It is cold. It rained and night fell swiftly. Idle, I’ve been staying at a hotel for the last few days. A hotel for journalists as they say here. I wait.
This scenario is a subjective and omniscient replay of the events that occurred that one night, from memory, and necessarily reconstructed to create what could very well become a fiction, the writing of a story that never occurred…
But what would happen if, indeed, nothing actually occurred?