Talks and Conversations
Organized by Urs Stahel, Independent Curator, Writer, Lecturer.
The PLATFORM is intended to be an experimental forum for discussion and debate about the prospects of photography and the constantly changing fields it encompasses.
With a four day cycle of events the public will be offered the unique opportunity to assist lectures, conversations and statements of prominent artists, well known historians and writers, and young bloggers, photographers, and scholars, for a discussion of the state of photography today.
Find the complete video footage of the talks on our Vimeo Channel, and on each guest speaker's profile below in the day-to-day program:
- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH
2 PM – 3.30 PM « Lectures »2 pm - 2.45 pm : "What the Machine sees" by James Bridle (Artist, Writer, Publisher)
2.45 pm – 3.30 pm : « Looking at the Shape of Evidence » by Sophie Berrebi (Writer, Art historian and Curator).
4 pm - 5 pm : « Conversations »Conversation between Thomas Ruff (Artist) and Douglas Fogle (Curator and Writer).
5.30 pm – 6 pm : « Recent Acquisitions »Presentation of the exhibition "American Photography: Recent Acquisitions" from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, by Quentin Bajac (The Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator).
6 pm – 7.30 pm : “ Look at that ! “Introduced by Chantal Pontbriand (Founder of Pontbriand W.O.R.K.S)
Yann Mingard (Artist),
Frits Gierstberg (Curator),
Fannie Escoulen (Curator),
Hester Keijser (Artist, Blogger),
Joachim Schmid (Artist, Curator),
Xiaoxiao Xu (Artist)
- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH
2 pm – 3.30 pm : « Lectures »CANCELLED 2 pm - 2.45 pm : « “Inventing the Possible”. Contemporary Photography as a Normative Tool for Imagining New Human Rights » by Hilde Van Gelder (Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at KU Leuven, Curator and Writer)
2.45 pm – 3.30 pm : « The selfie, disease and emblem of connected photography » by André Gunthert (Associate Professor in Visual Culture, EHESS)
4 pm- 5 pm : « Conversations »Conversation between Martha Rosler and Stephanie Schwartz (Lecturer in History of Art at University College London and writer)
5.30 pm - 6 pm : « Open Book »Artist’s books and Photography by Sebastian Hau (Curator), Pierre Hourquet (Curator), Christoph Schifferli (Collector)
6 pm - 7.30 pm : « Look at that ! »Introduced by Chantal Pontbriand (Founder of Pontbriand W.O.R.K.S)
Walter Guadagnini (Curator)
Olivier Cablat (Artist)
Marc Feustel (Blogger)
Anna Planas / Aurélia Marcadier (Gallerists)
Colin Pantall (Blogger)
Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt (Artists)
Jules Spinatsch (Artist)
- SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH
2 pm – 3.30 pm « Lectures »2 pm - 2.45 pm : « The Slipperiness of Photography » by Marvin Heiferman (Curator).
2.45 pm – 3.30 pm : « Architecture as Photography » by David Campany (Writer, Curator and Artist).
4 pm - 5 pm : « Conversations »Conversation between Paul Graham and Urs Stahel (Curator).
5.30 pm - 6 pm : « Private Collection »Presentation of the exhibition « Portrait of an Era : Early Photographers from South Asia (1860-1910) » of the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts , New Delhi, by Rahaab Allana (Curator).
6 pm - 7.30 pm : «Look at that !»Introduced by Chantal Pontbriand (Founder of Pontbriand W.O.R.K.S)
Gohar Dashti (Artist)
Willem Popelier (Artist)
Anne Geene (Artist)
Valérie Fougeirol (Artistic Director)
Stéphanie Solinas (Artist)
Mike Light (Artist)
Christian Patterson (Artist)
- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH
2pm – 2.30 pm « Lectures »2 pm - 2.45 pm : « The emancipation of Sight. The invention of the Leica and the New Vision during the XXth century » by Hans-Michael Koetzle (Historian of Photography and Curator).
2.45 pm – 3.30 pm : « Tearing down walls – or how to build the perfect museum for photography? » by Miriam Halwani ,(curator at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne).
4 pm- 5 pm : « Conversations »Conversation between Boris Mikhailov and Urs Stahel (Curator).