As part of the August of Culture, the exhibition Visage(s) d’Europe includes 13 European photographers. The central idea of the project is to show the diversity and plurality of artistic approaches on today’s European photography scene.

Erik Östensson has been selected to represent Sweden. He presents four photographs from his project The Circle and the Line, which reveals the objects that surround us from new angles, decontextualising them and creating images in which the viewer can look at the world in new ways.

Erik Östensson was born in Sweden in 1978. In 2001 he studied at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. His work has been exhibited in a number of museums and galleries and at several festivals. He has also published three books: I will take care of you (2012), The Circle and the Line (2014) and Untitled (2019).

This exhibition, organised by European cultural institutions in Paris within the EUNIC group, is the latest iteration of an initiative which, since 2019, has sought to offer new perspectives on Europe via the artistic scenes of their respective countries. Already supported by the Paris City Council, this year EUNIC has secured the support of a new curatorial partner that naturally shares its aspirations: the FETART collective, which organises, among other events, the annual CIRCULATION(S) festival of young European photography at the CENTQUATRE in Paris.

Project produced by EUNIC France in collaboration with the FETART collective, curator of the exhibition, in partnership with the Paris City Council.

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Part of the Mois d’août de la Culture.
25 July 2020 – 15 September 2020
Free open-air exhibition on the railings of the Tour Saint-Jacques, Paris, Métro Châtelet.