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).
Fax From the Library
21 x 30 cm
18 pages multi-copy
2 silver gelatin prints 21 x 30 cm
Published on the occasion
of the exhibition at Temple, Paris
"Fax from the Library started as a tumblr blog. A blog about role models, idols, admiration and a copy machine – and the best way to get to know your books. To figure out the complex structure of our photobook library we copied one page at a time from other artists’ photobooks and „faxed them into the internet“. We followed the question Do you never feel the need to be another? Selecting mainly portraits and found interest in images sometimes different from the interest we had when we bought the books." Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber from Photobookreview, Aperture Foundation, Summer 2017.