Meetings, conferences, debates and screenings are offered to the public throughout the duration of PHOTOQUAI. These regular events take place in the Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre or in the cinema, with free access subject to available places.
Photoquai opening week
All photographers and curators are invited to Paris from 12th to 15th September 2011 for encounters around PHOTOQUAI.
Encounters, screenings, debates
Programming in progress, subject to confirmation by participants.
Tuesday September 13th 2011 at 6.30 pm
Distributing photography in countries without dissemination structures
Round table and screenings / Claude Lévi-Strauss theater
With Christian Caujolle, curator of Photoquai ; Eduardo Brandao, founder and director of the galeria Vermelho a Sao Paulo (Brazil) ; Frank Kalero, founder and editorial director of Punctum magazine (asian photography) ; Manit Sriwanichpoom, self-publishing Thai photographer ; Cristina Vives Figueroa, art historian (Cuba).
Wednesday September 14th 2011 at 6.30 pm
Photography of the Asian south-east
Conference-screening / Claude Lévi-Strauss theater
With Zhuang Wubin and Gilles Massot, curators of Photoquai 2011.
Thursday 6th and Friday 7th October 2011 from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm
The Studio and the World : Challenges of African photographic creation
International symposium organized by the musée du quai Branly and Université de Paris 1- Panthéon Sorbonne / Cinema
This international symposium aims to gather together recent work dedicated to the challenges of African photography and to give voice to the creators. In the context of the PHOTOQUAI biennial exhibition, the musée du quai Branly and Université Panthéon Sorbonne are associating to open to the broadest public the questions often considered only by specialists. Numerous guests, often little called upon in France or Europe, enable the comprehension of the main aspects of a story in the process of development, the observation of institutional adventures, and the analysis of the role of distributors of images. This colloquium will also permit the examination of the orientation of photographic production, and the relationships between vernacular practices and the world of contemporary art. Whether photographs produced in Africa or by Africans of the diasporas, African photographs occupy a place in the landscape of globalisation.
On the scale of a continent and beyond, through the effects of the diversity of cultural situations, political and community commitments, by the play of aesthetic choices, from the studio tradition to the performance, African photographs constitute a remarkable contribution whose history and reality will be debated throughout the conferences, meetings and round tables over these two days.
Scientific direction: Christine Barthe: Scientific manager of the Heritage unit for collections - Photographs; Vincent Godeau: PhD in art history, expert in African photography; Michel Poivert: Professor at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Guest artists: Akinbode Akinbiyi, Omar D, Samuel Fosso, Guy Tillim
Thursday October 13th 2011 at 6.30 pm
Photographing catastrophe: From the capture to the use of traumatic fixed images
Encounter / Jacques Kerchache reading room
With Christine Barthe, manager of the photographic collections at the musée du quai Branly on Nicolas Saez, Roberto Candia, Chilean photographer in the context of the PHOTOQUAI biennial exhibition, Vincent Lavoie, conservator and teacher at the University of Quebec at Montreal, author of "Photojournalism, reassessing the rules of the press image" (2010, Hazan) Sophie Ristelhueber, (subject to confirmation) mixed media artist and special correspondent, Marie-Pierre Subtil (subject to confirmation), editor-in-chief of the review 6 Mois,
Xavier Martel, photography historian, Christine Spengler, photo-journalist, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, (subject to confirmation), photography historian at UCLA.
From Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th October 2011 – times tba
Week-end cinema and Cambodian photography.
Cinema screenings, conference / Cinema
Based around the selection of two Cambodian photographers in the context of PHOTOQUAI, this event is the chance for the public to discover the golden age of Cambodian cinema from the 1950s until the renewal of documentary cinema around Rithy Panh. Programming in progress.
Thursday 27th October 2011 at 6.30 pm
Winners of the artistic creation projects
Encounter-screening / Cinema
Within PHOTOQUAI, the musée du quai Branly reserves a special place for the works produced by the winners of the contemporary photographic creation support programme. Each year this programme, which is supported by the Total Foundation, enables three contemporary non-western photographers to propose a creation project linked on one hand with the mission of the musée du quai Branly and the dialogue between cultures, and on the other consistent with a personal aesthetic trajectory. This programme results in the creation of several original photographic works which all bear witness to another way of looking at the world.
For the artists, it is an extramural "residency" which may take them to strange or familiar places: some remain in their own country, others come to Paris, or go where they choose to carry out their project. For the public, this is an additional chance to discover a personal artistic work, which gives an up-to-date look at
contemporary creation in the countries of origin of the musée du quai Branly collections.
The projects carried out by the 2010 winners are presented in the context of a soirée-screening, in their presence:
- Fiona Pardington (New Zealand), "Whakaahua, The pressure of Sunlight falling", carried out in France
- Roberto Caceres (Peru), "Chifa: Chinese culture in Peru", carried out in Peru
- Cinthya Soto Calvo (Costa Rica), "Landscape (re)found. In search of Paradise Lost", carried out in South America.
Thursday 10th November 2011 at 6.30 pm
Encounter-screening / Cinema
Led by Michel Philippot, former director-in-chief of Monde 2, PHOTOQUAI Forum proposes to the public and image professionals a discovery of collectives the world over, whose representatives are invited for a round table followed by a photographic screening.
This encounter will take on a special character in view of the selection for PHOTOQUAI 2011, which presents the work of the Cia de Foto collective (Brazil); of Nicolas Saez, who is a member of the Concepción fotografica collective (Chile), and the point of view of the curator for India, Olivier Culmann, who is a member of the Tendance Floue collective (France).