Group show
19.12.2020 - 24.01.2021
Frac Bretagne, Rennes

Mémoire et lieu
Photobooks by Martin Parr

As a social observer, Martin Parr loves photobooks. From this passion, three books are born designed in collaboration with historian Gerry Badger. They have become international references on the history of photobooks. This very complete chronology from the beginnings is not expected to be exemplary, but simply to relate the collector’s taste and passion for printed photography. Following the example of Martin Parr’s collection, the constitution of Frac Bretagne’s “multiple collections and artists’ editions” is linked to the institution topicality and its activity. It contitutes a remarquable editorial panorama of art where printed photography holds a significant place. The selection of artists’ books presented in Mémoire et lieu is inspired by the chapters of The Photobook: A History Volume II and III by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger.


Lewis Baltz
Christian Boltanski
Sophie Calle
Hans-Peter Feldmann
Roni Horn
Yoko Ono
Mathieu Pernot
Stephen Shore
Christopher Wool

Le Mur du Fonds

Devoted to the presentation of editorial initiatives, le Mur du Fonds highlights Frac Bretagne’s collection of multiples and artists’ books as well as artists, graphic designers, editors and students who develop an original approach to publishing. Very reactive, its programming is thought out in exchange and  with art actuality…

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Image : Roni Horn, Point d’ironie n°15 (detail), février 2000 ©  Roni Horn, Courtesy Galerie agnès b. Photographic credit : Frac Bretagne