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).
12,5 x 24 cm
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at Temple, Paris
"The projet Temples presents a documentary series about the theme architecture. The first part has been realized in the French Mediterraneanean regions between 2002 and 2003, the second in Egypt between 2003 and 2004. It is about raising very simple symbolic elements from antic themes in the commercial architecture, translating the wish to keep this architecture. This way they are inscribed in in the present with no more consistency than the short term rentability." O. C.