Based in Arles, south of France, Galerie 2600 is a progressive space dedicated to Art, photography, graphism, video, installation and music creation.
2600 supports an art dealing with experiment, post-digital photography and contemporary archeology.
The main event curated by Galerie 2600 is Cosmos Arles Books (formerly Supermarkt (2009), Hypermarkt (2010-2012), Le Club (2013) and COSMOS (2014).
Founded and, since 2009, directed by Olivier Cablat and Sebastian Hau, for seven years Cosmos has been a laboratory of expression for emerging practices in photography, publishing, and the visual arts. It celebrates the multiplicity and singularity of photographic practice with a special interest in publishing, the privileged creative medium for artists and photographers over the past fifteen years .
From the start, the event has confirmed the desire not to restrict photographic and artistic practice to a single type of distribution . for its three first editions, published (horizontal) photography was combined with exhibited (vertical) photography. There were later added, in the same modular space, digital installations, experimental archives, lectures, presentations of participative projects, live printing, performances, etc.
Over the years, COSMOS has become an essential meeting place for collectors, curators, photographers, publishers, and those, simply, who love photography. In this creative atmosphere they discovered, often for the first time in france, artists like Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Doug Rickard, Ricardo Cases, Thomas Mailaender, Raphaël Dallaporta, Edmund Clark, Eric Tabuchi, Stephen Gill, Archive of Modern Conflict, Jo ractliffe, Olivier Metzger, Gael Peltier, Jean-Paul Cuir, Laura Bielau, and Thomas Manneke.
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Arles : GALERIE 2600 (2b rue de la Rotonde 13200 Arles)
Paris : LE BAL BOOKS (6 Impasse de la défense 75018 paris)
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