Les Nouveaux commanditaires

Nya Uppdragsgivare
Nuovi Committenti
Nuevos Comanditarios
Taiteen Uudet Tukijat
De Nieuwe Opdrachtgevers
New Patrons
Die Neue Auftraggeber
Komanditario berriak

Photo de Promo
Jean-Marc Bustamante

Patrons - A group of students from the École Centrale Paris
Mediator - Jérôme Poggi (Societies)
Supporters - Fondation de France, Ecole Centrale de Paris, Association des Centraliens, Objet de production.
Ecole Centrale Paris, Châtenay-Malabry, France, 2009 - 2010

The commission

Students from Ecole Centrale Paris, one of the most prestigious French engineering schools, commission Jean-Marc Bustamante to take a "class photo". The artist creates a work in the Lumière series from a photograph taken on campus. This work is published in 400 copies and is offered to each of the students with their diplomas.

Carried out as part of the Fondation de France's New Patrons Action, the commission was awarded to the artist Jean-Marc Bustamante.

Jean-Marc Bustamante

Photographer, but also painter and sculptor, Jean-Marc Bustamante is today one of the most important figures on the international art scene. It was only after completing his studies in economics that Jean-Marc Bustamante began to learn about photography, particularly under the guidance of Denis Brihat and William Klein, of whom he became an assistant in the 1970s. Giving his photographs the status of true paintings, Bustamante played a decisive role in the recognition of so-called plastic photography in the field of contemporary art. His photographic work has focused in particular on capturing the transient and immanent character of often urban landscapes (series of Paintings and Lights). He represented France at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003.
Born in 1952, Jean-Marc Bustamante lives and works in Paris. He is represented by the Thaddeus Ropac Gallery (Paris, Salzburg).