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3 July
Temple Arles Books

3 - 4 pm

IMPACT PHOTOGRAPHY

PAOLO WOODS IN CONVERSATION WITH HANNAH DARABI
Moderated by Donald Weber

The museum of photography in Antwerp (FOMU) and the Master program Photography & Society at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK) are happy to announce a conversation between Paolo Woods and Hannah Darabi. Broomberg and Darabi share an interest in the politics of photography – through material and photobooks. In the context of Temple Arles Books, these guest photographers with impact will talk about their politically responsive practices.

4 - 5:30 pm

THE NONANTE-NEUF TALKS

PANEL #1
FEMINIST FUTURES, IDENTITY POLITICS – OR: TO HELL WITH ALL THIS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS? Panel discussion with Doris Gassert
Participants: Mario del Curto, Mathias Depardon, Randa Mirza, Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger and special guest Marie Docher for #LaPartDesFemmes

Following last year’s open letter in which renowned artists and leading cultural figures urged for more female representation at the Rencontres d’Arles, the panel will debate issues of structural disparity and discrimination that shape the traditionally maledominated landscape of photography. Between feminist and gender concerns, identity politics and a growing tendency to critic political correctness, how can traditional structures be challenged and sustainably transformed?

Temple Arles Books

6 - 10 pm

Belgian night

Ducks, goodies, and most of all, photographs: such is the cocktail offered at this playful and offbeat booth. Fifty talents from the Belgium photography scene will be brought to the fore via the performative and participative event. Photography lovers, relentless and curious photo, or fairground, amateurs will be amazed and might even get a chance to win one of the lots prepared by the photographers themselves. There might very well be a trove to be found at the tip of the fishing pole, so why not give it a chance?

4 July

9 - 12 pm

ARLES CURATOR'S MEETING

For the first time in Arles, The Rencontres and the Ministry of Culture are launching a special professional gathering with independent curators, collectives, and art centers and institutions. Ten original projects will be presented during the morning, followed by a lunch.

Temple Arles Books

3 - 4 pm

PHOTO-TEXT BOOKS

APERTURE’S PHOTOBOOK REVIEW ISSUE 016
Edited by The Photocaptionist
Federica Cioccetti, Lesley Martin & guests

Aperture’s PhotoBook Review, published by Lesley A. Martin, Creative Director of Aperture, welcomes Federica Chiocchetti, author, curator and founder of the photo-literary platform, photocaptionist.
com, as Guest Editor for the Spring 2019 / issue 016. Chiocchetti invites contributors to evaluate the possibilities of images in relationship to text as a means of giving shape and meaning to a book. As Victor Burgin states, “Even the uncaptioned photograph, framed and isolated on a gallery wall, is invaded by language when it is looked at: in memory, in association, snatches of words and images continually intermingle and exchange one for the other.” What happens, then, when language and text are given equal weight in an artist’s work — in the book form, in particular? This issue explores both history and contemporary practice related to “Image-Text” or “Photo-Text” books and offers in-depth reviews of recent publications and other photobook-related content.

4 - 5:30 pm

THE NONANTE-NEUF TALKS

PANEL #2
CHALLENGING VISUALITY: WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO LOOK (AWAY)?
Panel discussion with Doris Gassert
Participants: Tina Campt, Anna-Alix Koffi, Christian Lutz, Georg Gatsas

The “right to look” is always a question of power tied to the politics of representation: who gets to filter what we see and how we see it, who claims the right to interpret? Who can speak for others and who gets silenced in the process? The panel will address the ambivalence of the gaze in the photographic encounter, debate photography’s white western gaze and its complicity with racist social realities and discuss possible strategies of counter-narratives.

6 - 7 pm

THE EYES TALKS

For its 4th edition, The Eyes Talks in Arles teams up with Temple Arles Books between July 4 – 7, at 6 pm. Publishers, artists and curators take part in a series of short talks exploring the diversity of photobook publishing. Every day, three guests will share a photo or editorial project in the framework of a 10-minute discussion followed by a Q/A session. This event is part of the year-round program on photobook publishing initiated by The Eyes.

7 - 8 pm

France Photobook

Launching the first gathering of French photobook publishers

5 July
Temple Arles Books

3 - 4 pm

EDELWEISS

Inspired by the slideshows from his youth, Erik van der Weijde will present Edelweiss, a richly illustrated and personal story on what photography means to him.

4 - 5:30 pm

THE NONANTE-NEUF TALKS

PANEL #3
ARE WE (POST-)DIGITAL YET? (OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE INTERNET)
Panel discussion with Doris Gassert
Participants: Daphné Bengoa, Estelle Blaschke, Leo Fabrizio, Jon Uriarte

Digital technologies and networked infrastructures are significantly reshaping and expanding photographic media and with it the practices of making and thinking about photography. Yet current transformations are not always easy to reconcile with the medium’s analogue history and legacy. Drawing on the tension between backward-looking nostalgia and the future unknown, the panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities of our (post-)digital networked culture in transforming the field of contemporary photography.

6 - 7 pm

THE EYES TALKS

4 guests share a photo or editorial project in the framework of a 10-minute discussion followed by a Q/A session.

6 July

2 - 5 pm

La Comète, VR film

On occasion of the release of the book, La Comète, le voyage de Rosetta (Éditions Xavier Barral), one of the authors, Jean-Pierre Bibring (astrophysicist at IAS in Orsay, FR, in charge of the probe Rosetta’s lander), brings the reader into an interstellar journey in virtual reality. Made from the photographs displayed in the book, taken by Rosetta’s powerful sensors, the film shows the very last instances in the life of the probe in the stellar void of the cosmos until its landing on Philae, a form of miniature scientific laboratory on comet Tchoury. Viewers find themselves on the ground of the fivekilometer-long comet which is made of organic matter and ice.

Temple Arles Books

5 - 6 pm

INDEPENDENCE AND IMPERFECTION

Today’s digitally-led visual culture can seem unattainably perfect. We know that fashion models are air-brushed and Instagram feeds are painstakingly curated, but we are still seduced by this version of reality that exists tantalizingly close to our own, just slightly out of reach. Independent magazine makers are responding to this unreality with characteristic playfulness, moving away from photography as we have traditionally understood it, to insert CGI distortion and alien-like models into their work. From the elaborate artifice of analogue photography to the magazines that deliberately leave traces of their digital tools on the printed page, to the emergence of a new post-human aesthetic, populated by avatars running wild, we present an overview of independent publishing’s love of the imperfect, and the uncanny.

6 - 7 pm

THE EYES TALKS

3 guests share a photo or editorial project in the framework of a 10-minute discussion followed by a Q/A session.

Temple Arles Books

7 - 8 pm

INÈS DI FOLCO & MAD REY

Inès Di Folco is a plastic artist and multi-instrumentalist musician (Rose Mercie, Pira Pora, La Ligne Claire, Tg Gondard, Régis Turner...). She will perform a series of her songs written since 2012, in collaboration with producer and DJ Mad Rey, who will join her on stage.