35e festival international de mode, de photographie et d’accessoires de mode, Hyères

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On the occasion of the 35th international festival of fashion, photography and fashion accessories in Hyères, the festival catalogue was published by the Villa Noailles. A few pages illustrate François-Marie Banier's personal exhibition in parallel with many other artists exhibiting at the festival until 29 October 2020. THE EXHIBITION WILL BE EXTENDED UNTIL 23 MAY 2021.  

The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar (MIA) has dedicated an exhibition to Sheikh Saud Al Thani and his large collection of antiques, jewellery and modern art. The exhibition catalogue published by the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha devotes several pages to the works of François-Marie Banier who, for the occasion, lent the museum several of his photographs taken of the Sheikh during their various meetings. This exhibition can be seen until 10 April 2021.  

François-Marie Banier, Marie-Laure de Noailles 1969-1970

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The catalogue François-Marie Banier, Marie-Laure de Noailles has just been published on the occasion of the solo exhibition of François-Marie Banier during the 35th edition of the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories, at the Villa Noailles in Hyères. A large number of documents are published illustrating the friendship between Marie-Laure de Noailles and François-Marie Banier, including his own photographs of Marie-Laure de Noailles—on which he sometimes painted or wrote—, letters, interviews, and items from the artist’s personal collection. The exhibition and catalogue were designed by Martin d’Orgeval.

September 01, 2020

Marrakesh Flair

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François-Marie Banier lent a photograph of him accompanied by Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech in 1970 for the publication of Marrakesh Flair, published by Assouline Editions. This book brings together images and texts showing the beauty and culture of the city of Marrakech. Several personalities have lived or spent time there, including Yves Saint-Laurent, a great friend of François-Marie Banier.

Signing event at Galignani bookstore on Saturday 26 September (4-6pm)

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François-Marie Banier is pleased to make a signing event for his three new books published by Steidl: Dreamers (text by Erri De Luca) Battlefields (text by François-Marie Banier) Passport (text by Atiq Rahimi) on Saturday 26 September (4-6pm) at the Galignani bookstore 224 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris

Passport, Catalogue irraisonnable Vol. 3

Passport is a book of portraits of migrants living in Paris. These portraits are illustrated by a poem by Atiq Rahimi.

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The third issue of the Catalogues Irraisonables series has been published by Steidl.   From elsewhere From elsewhere, I recognise them at first glance – I who am usually hopeless with faces: there were times as a child when I’d bump into my father on the street and not see him – as if they were my own blood these men with thousands of kilometres behind them, who appear suddenly at Place de la République, or gathered near the Gare de l’Est station, or along the Canal St. Martin, eyes on the horizon. Excerpt from François-Marie Banier's text

February 01, 2020

Battlefields, Catalogue irraisonnable Vol. 2

In this book are gathered photographs taken over a period of more than twenty years, during the Gay Prides of several capitals: Paris, London, Brussels, Rome and New York.

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François-Marie Banier is very pleased to announce the release of his book Battlefields,   Battlefields My roadmap: the long path through cities, fields, legs, illusions, smoke signals, sun rays, gesticulations, Gay Prides where light from the soul, the body, the heart pierces the world’s rigid, trance-like imagery. Gays—that is to say, men and women, formerly a man or a woman—transcend genres. And I never paid attention to this before the disease known as AIDS—which, in light of the mortality to follow, numbed me with grief.   Excerpt from François-Marie Banier's text

Dreamers, Catalogue irraisonnable Vol. 1

This book was edited by Martin d’Orgeval and Erri De Luca is the author of the texts.

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François-Marie Banier is very pleased to announce the release of his book Dreamers, Catalogue irraisonnable Vol. 1 published by Steidl.   Here I am For twenty years of my life I did manual labor. In order to adapt, my body changed : my hands widened, my spine stiffened. But the principal transformation was in tolerating danger. Every day the newspapers report the death of workers on the job. Each year in Italy there are more than a thousand – an account leaving out the countless injured and disabled. These cases are the result of compulsory risks confronted at every hour of the day, from the highest scaffolding down to the deepest pits of a mine. […] Excerpt from Erri de Luca’s text