The platform

  • The Platform


  • The Platform is an experimental forum. Each day will open with a focus on the theme of the collection led by invited collectors followed by a series of conversations following different axes:
  • GUEST CURATOR: DAVID CAMPANY

    QUESTION OF COLOUR: WHAT COLOUR IS AESTHETICALLY, SOCIALLY, TECHNICALLY FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

    In the past generation, colour in art photography has moved from being a novelty to being a default, a standard. But in actuality, colour has changed a great deal in recent years, partly through the capabilities of digital cameras, and partly through the leaps made in printing and colour publishing. Walker Evans once described colour photography as vulgar, and therefore valid “when the point of a picture is precisely its vulgarity, or its color-accident through man’s hands, not God’s.” Evans was writing in 1969, when color reproduction was still quite crude. He would change his mind if he saw how sensitive it has become The aim of this Platform series, organized by David Campany, writer, curator and artist, is to bring together younger practitioners who are at the forefront of using colour in innovative ways, older photographers whose work in colour continues to be influential, and now, thanks to digital prints, look better than ever.

    GUEST CURATOR: MOUNA MEKOUAR

    THE PHOTOGRAPH DECEIVES AND SHOWS THAT IT DECEIVES

    Curator and Art Critic Mouna Mekouar will seize the complexity of the photographic medium in order to cross it with the approach of different artists who have felt the need to integrate it into their own work. There will be, therefore, as many responses as questions asked by the artists. Multiple and plural, their works are direct emanations of reality and/or interior projections of the psyche. They condition - according to different models of perception - our ability to see and participate in the making of our gaze. According to the situation, the artists bestow a share of darkness upon these images; they render the image its share of the shadows; explore their changing status and ubiquity; push further their links to art, their limits with the real; but also, explore the erasure process of an image by itself, in a backwards game that plays with the phenomenon of dematerialization.

    GUEST CURATOR: CRISTIANO RAIMONDI

    FROM THE DOCUMENTATION OF REALITY OF THE PIONEERS TO THE META-REALITY OF THE DIGITAL UNIVERSE

    Consequence of the desire for knowledge in the age of Enlightenment, the discovery and the dissemination of photography in the first half of the 19th century are part of a more specific context: the democratization of knowledge. At the end of the 20th century, the various technological and social revolutions brought on the era of digital photography. Today, with the normalization of the Internet, photography is “sharing” in masses on various digital platforms, thus engaging new forms of images and other information modalities. Cristiano Raimondi, Head of Development and International Projects at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, will discuss how historians, artists, and scientists fit into this evolution as well as future prospects.
  • Program

    Thursday, November 9

    David Campany

    1.45pm-3pm
    Harry Gruyaert

    3.30pm-4.45pm
    Rut Blees Luxemburg
    Anastasia Samoylova
    Lucas Blalock

    5.15pm-6.30pm
    Joel Meyerowitz

    6.45pm-7.45pm
    Kevin Moore
    Roe Ethridge

    Friday, November 10

    Mouna Mekouar

    1.45pm-2.45pm
    Carte blanche with Vincent Marcilhacy & Sylvie Mollet

    3pm-3.45pm
    Alfredo Jaar
    Ismail Bahri

    4.15pm-5pm
    Alexandre Lenoir

    5.30pm-6.15pm
    Miho Kajioka

    6.45pm-7.30pm
    Miho Kajioka performance

    Saturday, November 11

    Cristiano Raimondi

    1.45pm-3pm
    Les origines
    Francesco Zanot
    Christine Barthe

    3.30pm-4.45pm
    Lars Fredrikson: fax
    Marcella Lista
    Gael Fredrikson

    5.15pm-6.30pm
    Antimatiere et photographie
    Linda Fregni Nagler
    Michael Doser

    6.45pm-7.45pm
    The Fountain archive
    Celia Bernasconi
    Saâdane Afif

  • SUNDAY, November 12th

    Susan Meiselas/Mark Holborn
    (more info soon)


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