Talks and conversations
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The Platform, experimental forum, offered through the course of four days a series of interviews, testimonies and discussions around 3 axis:
- THE COLLECTION
Building on the temporal thematic focus of J.P. Morgan’s exhibition for Paris Photo, Director and Chief Curator Lisa K. Erf brought together international speakers, artists, collectors, and inheritors to discuss making, care-taking and activating photo collections over time.
- PHOTOGRAPHY AFTER THE CRISIS
Photography has traditionally been considered as the origin of the crisis of representation that manifested itself at the beginning of the 19th century, through politics, literature and art. Two centuries later, it seems possible to suture that rupture, and to consider what can be, today, the new forms of life for a form that has experienced its crisis.
Donatien Grau, (University of Oxford), put together this series that consisted in six panel discussions, followed by a face to face. It aimed at featuring different modalities of the photographic world: photography dialogues with notions and problems, from politics to painting, and encompass the relation to things, fiction, the impact of the Internet, and the very particular presentation the medium provides of the artistic event - somewhere between reproduction and re-production.
- THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE BOOK AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Is the book still the best medium for the dissemination of photography? Through three exchanges with artists using mainly photography, Christophe Boutin (co-founder of Onestar press and of Three Star Books) discussed the elaboration of their works. They put in perspective their practices in relation to the book and the fascination that this medium continues to impart on these artists today.
See the complete program below.
- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12
THE COLLECTION : PATRONAGE
LORENZO PAINI (Curator, Enea Righi Collection)
Thomas SEELIG (Co-Director, Fotomuseum Winterthur)
Véronique SOUBEN (Director, Frac Haute-Normandie)
Maria SUKKAR(Collector/Middle Eastern Photography & Photography Acquisitions Committee Member, Tate)
PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY: TOWARDS A POSSIBLE RECONCILIATION?
The crisis induced in painting by the technical invention of photography gave birth to postromantic art, and modern art: today, two hundred years later, what has happened with it?
DANIEL GORDON AT THE CONTROLS: DIGITAL/ ANALOGUE/THREE & TWO DIMENSIONS.
Daniel Gordon unabashedly mixes all the techniques that are within range to create extraordinary images. Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, editor of Osmos(NY) - a magazine on the "use" and "abuse" of photography - will be in conversation with the artist.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND POLITICS: THE RULES OF THE GAME
Photography has played a major role in political dynamics. In the civilisation of images, it is much more powerful than many words. And yet, its very proliferation has made it invisible. Can photography still help us see the world and the political body we are part of?
- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13
EPIC JOURNEY: PHOTOGRAPHIC LEGACIES
Moderated by: Lisa K. ERF
PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ARTISTIC EVENT: UNICITY RECREATED
The event is something that happens and changes the very fabric of the world. It is limited, but its impact is far-reaching. And so is art. What can photography do to capture and perhaps redefine the unicity of the moment?
MEGACHURCHES & MEGAZINES: THE ART OF LISA ANNE AUERBACH
Artist and photographer, Lisa Anne Auerbach lives in Los Angeles. Auerbach discusses her vision of the USA through two projects: Megachurches and the American Megazine.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE PROLIFERATION OF IMAGES: LOST IN THE LAND OF NOWHERE?
Photographic images have proliferated in recent times more than they ever did - due to the Internet, and new technological devices. Has it changed the very nature of the photographical fact?
- SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
CONVERSATION WITH DAWOUD BEY
African-American photographer Dawoud Bey is one of the most acclaimed portraitists of the contemporary scene. In conversation with photography critic, Vince Aletti who has followed Bey’s work for decades.
Vince ALETTI(Critic,The New Yorker)
Dawoud BEY (artiste)
PHOTOGRAPHY & THINGS: THE TRANSMUTATION OF VALUES
Any photographic representation makes of its object an object. All that is captured runs the risk of becoming a thing. And any ‘thing’ taken becomes more than a thing. How does photography affect our relationship to the world?
TOILET PAPER MAGAZINE: SECRETS OF FABRICATION
Pierpaolo Ferrari, associate photographer for Maurizio Cattelan for the creation and manufacturing of Toilet Paper Magazine reveals their working method; from design to the completion of an edition of the review.
PHOTOGRAPHY & FICTION: INVENTION & ARCHAEOLOGY
Photography can be used not only to say what is, but also as an ambiguous tool to change the nature of representation. How can we invent fictions under the guise of capturing reality?
- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15