LE BAL has around 350 m² of exhibition space divided across two floors; a bookshop, LE BAL Books; and café, Le Bal Café. It is located off Place de Clichy at 6 Impasse de la Défense, 18th arrondissement, 75018, Paris. Its director is Diane Dufour (who was European Director of Magnum Photos from 2000 to 2006).
The building is a former 1930s dance hall called Chez Isis. LE BAL co-publishes two or three books each year, including L’Anti-collection, a limited-edition artist’s book which it jointly publishes with the Centre national des arts plastiques, and Les Carnets du Bal. LE BAL’s educational platform, La Fabrique du Regard, has run programmes since 2008 for young people aged 8–18, especially from disadvantaged areas of Paris and its suburbs, to critically look at images.
wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6, Impasse de la Défense