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Paris to Peckham: MYOP in London – Ed Alcock, Untitled (2014)

PARIS TO PECKHAM: MYOP in London | 21 – 24 MAY 2015

Posted on April 10, 2015 by Julia Schiller

15 exhibitions by
Ed Alcock / Guillaume Binet / Lionel Charrier / Julien Daniel / Philippe Guionie / Pierre Hybre / Olivier Jobard / Alain Keler / France Keyser / Oan Kim / Olivier Laban-Mattei / Stephane Lagoutte / Ulrich Lebeuf / Olivier Monge / Julien Pebrel

Opening Party: Thursday 21 May, 6pm to 10pm
Exhibitions: Thursday 21 May – Sunday 24 May 2015

Coinciding with the inaugural Photo London art fair at Somerset House, Seen Fifteen is pleased to present a four day fringe event, Paris to Peckham: MYOP in London, showcasing fifteen exhibitions by the contemporary French collective, Agence MYOP. All works will be on view in the UK for the first time, following an acclaimed debut at Les Rencontres D’Arles photography festival in July 2014.

Agence MYOP, established in 2005, are a collective of emerging and mid-career photographic and video artists based in Paris. The exhibition will be staged in the dramatic stripped-out shell of two derelict Victorian terraced houses on the Bussey Building site in Peckham Rye. Each artist will take over their own dedicated or thematic space within the building, creating an immersive walk-through experience for the visitor. A diverse range of projects will be on display, from those where the photographer has turned the camera inwards to produce intimate meditations on personal relationships, to those that seek to illuminate current political debates on issues such as immigration and social housing by offering unique perspectives from within.

An accompanying series of free salon style events will take place from Friday to Sunday, featuring MYOP artists in collaboration with local London-based artists. The full programme of talks, debates and workshops will be published in April.

  • Acclaimed Parisian photography collective Agence MYOP to exhibit in Peckham during Photo London week
  • Fifteen exhibitions by award-winning photographers on view in the UK for the first time
  • Exhibition to be staged in the dramatic stripped-out shell of two Victorian terraced houses in Peckham’s cultural Copeland Park
  • A full programme of artist talks, artist-led exhibition tours and portfolio reviews will take place over four days

About Agence MYOP

Agence MYOP was established in Paris in 2005 by participating artists Guillaume Binet, Lionel Charrier and Oan Kim. MYOP stands for, ‘Mes Yeux, Objets Patients’, from a poem by the surrealist poet Paul Eluard. The agency is built on the principle that it is mor e than a picture agency. Each member embraces the informative power of their images, and their subjective role as image makers and storytellers. A series of events to mark
the agency’s tenth anniversary are taking place throughout 2015, starting in London.

About Seen Fifteen

Seen Fifteen is a new Peckham gallery founded by Vivienne Gamble and specialising in contemporary photography, video and installation art.

Venue: Seen Fifteen
Address:
Safehouse 1 and Safehouse 2, 137-139 Copeland Road, London, SE15 3SN

Opening Hours:
Thursday 6pm-10pm; Friday 12pm-10pm; Saturday 12pm-6pm; Sunday 12pm-10pm
Admission: Free
Travel:
Peckham Rye Station for London Overground or trains from London Victoria,
London Blackfriars and London Bridge

Press Preview
Thursday 21 May, 4pm to 6pm

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