A kind of "making-of", this collective book aims to highlight the production side of the projects by focusing on models, ideas, diagrams, preparatory images and other exchanges between artists and curators.
The photographs of Matthias Bruggmann take a critical look at the representation of the atrocities of war. They give Westerners a more nuanced picture of the reality of an armed conflict and blur the boundaries between photojournalism and contemporary artistic photography.
The Musée de l’Elysée and Editions Photosynthèses, Arles are thrilled to present the Prix Elysée nominees’ projects in a box-set of eight artist books.
Provisional Arrangement is the concretization of Martin Kollar’s project submitted for the first Prix Elysée launched in 2014 with the support of Parmigiani Fleurier. For the book edition of his project, Martin Kollar chose London publishers MACK, joined by the Musée de l’Elysée to co-publish Provisional Arrangement.
The eight nominees of the 2014 edition were selected by the Musée l’Elysée from over 400 global applicants. Presenting the nominees’ projects, this book invites us to discover the intimacy of work-in-progress and offers a panorama of contemporary photographic practices.