October 31, 2012 - Paris Photo - Highlights
October 31, 2012


Roxana Marcoci, Taryn Simon, Paul Holdengräber, Hilla Becher, Urs Stahel, David Lynch, Broomberg & Chanarin, Rem Koolhass, Martin Parr.

Paris Photo 2012
16th edition
15–18 November 2012         
Opening: 14 November

Grand Palais
Avenue Winston-Churchill
75008 Paris
Hours: Thursday–Sunday noon–8pm


Paris Photo Platform
With the LUMA Foundation

The Paris Photo Platform will take place at the Grand Palais in Paris from Thursday 15 November to Sunday 18 November. Structured as an experimental platform for critical exchanges, performances, and interactions, the Platform engages in dynamic presentations about the expanded field and perspectives of photography. It is directed by Roxana Marcoci, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York with the special contribution of Paul Holdengräber, Director of “LIVE from the NYPL.” Participants include an international roster of artists, architects, filmmakers, cultural historians, and theorists in the field.

Thursday November 15

The emergence of the Düsseldorf photography school and its transatlantic relationship with contemporary American artists
Hilla Becher (artist), Christopher Phillips (Curator, the International Center of Photography, New York), Thomas Ruff (artist).
Discussion moderated by Roxana Marcoci.

Pecha Kucha session*
Armelle Canitrot (art critic, Paris), Laurent Grasso (artist), Béatrice Gross (independent curator, Paris and New York), Elisabeth Lebovici (art critic, Paris), Vera Lutter (artist) Benoît Maire (artist), Kevin Moore (independent scholar and curator, New York), Matthew S. Witkovsky (chair and curator of the Department of Photography, the Art Institute of Chicago).

Darkroom 2012
Performance by Robin Rhode (artist).

Friday November 16

The “fluidity” and “impurity” of the photographic medium
David Campany (author and reader in Photography at the University of Westminster, London), Jean-François Chevrier (Professor in the History of Contemporary Art at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris), David Joselit (Carnegie Professor of the History of Art at Yale University), Michelle Kuo (Editor in Chief, Artforum, New York).
Discussion moderated by Roxana Marcoci.

Photographic documents, appropriation and forms of archival and historical reconstruction
Adam Broomberg (artist), Oliver Chanarin (artist), Urs Stahel (Director of Fotomuseum Winterthur), Akram Zaatari (artist).
Discussion moderated by Roxana Marcoci and Paul Holdengräber.

Interactive lecture
Taryn Simon (artist)
Lecture moderated by Marta Gili (Director of Jeu de Paume, Paris).

Saturday November 17

Architecture, urban photography and propaganda
Beatriz Colomina (Director, Program in Media and Modernity, Princeton University), Rem Koolhaas (architect and Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design, Harvard University), Martin Parr (artist), Mark Wigley (Dean, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, New York). 
Discussion moderated by Paul Holdengräber.

Pecha Kucha session*
Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc (artist), Simon Baker (Curator of Photography and International Art of Tate Modern, London), Tobia Bezzola (Director of Museum Folkwang, Essen), Valérie Duponchelle (Art Critic,Paris), Brigitte Ollier (Art Critic, Paris), Markus Schaden (Publisher and Independent Curator, Cologne), Alec Soth (Artist), Erik Verhagen (Art Critic, Paris).

Performative lecture
Marcelline Delbecq (Artist).

Sunday November 18

Filmic elements in still and moving pictures
David Lynch (artist).
Discussion moderated by Paul Holdengräber.

Photographic portraiture, doubling, and mirroring exposures
Els Barents (Director of Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam), Jennifer Blessing (Senior Curator of Photography, Guggenheim Museum, New York), Britt Salvesen (Curator and Head of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography and the Department of Prints and Drawings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art). 
Discussion moderated by Roxana Marcoci and Paul Holdengräber.

*”Pecha Kucha”: a Japanese expression meaning “the sound of conversation”. Each participant has carte blanche to make a 7 min concise presentation on selected recent photography exhibitions, books, and works.

Paris Photo Program & Events

Recent Acquisitions exhibition / Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Huis Marseille (Amsterdam), Fotomuseum (Winterthur, Switzerland)

Private Collection exhibition: Archive of Modern Conflict (AMC) presents Collected Shadows

Open Book exhibition: Bernd & Hilla Becher – Printed Materials 1964-2012

Paris Photo Vu Par David Lynch

Paris Photo–Foundation Aperture Photobook Awards
Winners to be announced on Friday 16th November

All the information on the exhibitors and the full program on www.parisphoto.com.
Save the date: 25–28 April 2013 – Paramount Pictures Studios – Los Angeles

Press Contact: Claudine Colin Communication - E-mail : parisphoto@claudinecolin.com

Paris Photo is owned and organized by Reed Exhibitions.



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