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  • 2018 Conversations

    From Friday 19th to Sunday 21st of October 2018, FIAC presents a three day conference programme, entitled Conversation Room, which takes place within the fair, in a dedicated space on the first floor to the right of the grand Escalier d’honneur, showcasing Olivier Vadrot’s CAVEA mobile furniture collection (loaned by Centre National des Arts Plastiques).

    The Conversation Room presents Olivier Vadrot's CAVEA mobile furniture collection (loaned by Centre National des Arts Plastiques), which offers a convivial context for the conference programme.

    Free access subject to availability.
    Grand Palais, Conversation Room, 1st floor on the right of the grand Escalier d’honneur, 75008


    In partnership with:
    Luma-Arles


  • Friday, october 19th

  • 1PM

    In French

    With
    Tarek Atoui, artist

    Charles Carmignac, General Director of the Fondation Carmignac, founding member of the group Moriarty and entrepreneur

    Jean Jouzel, Climatologist and glaciologist, member of the Academy of Sciences, expert in the IPCC, jury member of the Carmignac Prize for photojournalism 2018

    Christophe Ono-dit-Biot, Writer, journalist journaliste

    Marion Semblat, President of the association Time for the Oceans

    Art & Environment: Arctic, new challenges

    Within the framework of the action of the association Time for the Oceans, Marion Semblat, its president, proposes an examination of the relationships between art and environment, with a specific focus on Arctic issues.

    Actively involved this year in the theme for the Carmignac Prize for photojournalism, Time for the Oceans invites several speakers to debate: the director of the Carmignac foundation, Charles Carmignac, will present the work of the two 2018 prizewinners who undertook an extensive tour of the Arctic this year, recording the extent of the ecological disaster of the cold seas in images; the artist Tarek Atoui, composer and expert in sound environments will discuss the sounds and impressions inherent to this cold-sea environment; Jean Jouzel, an internationally renowned climatologist and former GIEC expert, will provide a scientific analysis and speak of the necessity of mobilizing politicians, scientists and the civil society to defend the future of the “white planet”; the novelist Christophe Ono-dit- Biot will discuss the responsibility of artists in raising public awareness.
  • 3PM

    In English

    Moderated by
    Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simon Castets & Julie Boukobza, curators

    With
    Yuri Pattison, artist
    Tabita Rezaire, artist
    Miao Ying, artist

    FILTER BUBBLE

    The panel Filter Bubble takes its title from an exhibition co-curated by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist for 89plus at Luma Westbau in Zurich in 2016.

    The term was coined by Eli Pariser in his eponymous 2011 book, and designates the way in which Internet users are increasingly directed to a personalized information landscape through an algorithmic editing of web content. The panel will examine the continued relevance of Pariser’s ominous concept in an increasingly polarized political landscape.
  • 5PM

    In English

    Moderated by
    Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simon Castets & Julie Boukobza, curators

    With
    Camille Blatrix, artist
    Aria Dean, artist
    Simon Denny, artist
    Chrystele Nicot, artist

    CONTACTLESS / La Hantise de la friction

    Entitled Contactless, this talk is notably inspired by anthropologist Anna L.Tsing’s book Friction: An Ethnography of Global (2005).

    Tsing argues that only through friction does globalization generate meaningful effects, by connecting the global and the local. Conversely, Contactless considers how technology is using utopian ideas of frictionless living with limited inter-human contact, all in facilitation of the flow of capital and the furtherance of surveillance.

  • Saturday, october 20th

  • 1PM

    In English

    Moderated by
    Charles Teyssou & Pierre-Alexandre Mateos, curators

    With
    Huw Lemmey, writer
    Paul Clinton, curator
    Ingrid Luquet-Gad, art critic

    Cruising Pavilion

    CRUISING UTOPIA: SEX AS A POLITICAL LABORATORY


    Entitled Contactless, this talk is notably inspired by anthropologist Anna L.Tsing’s book Friction: An Ethnography of Global (2005).

    Tsing argues that only through friction does globalization generate meaningful effects, by connecting the global and the local. Conversely, Contactless considers how technology is using utopian ideas of frictionless living with limited inter-human contact, all in facilitation of the flow of capital and the furtherance of surveillance.
  • 15H

    In English

    With
    Gilbert & George in conversation with Tom Eccles

    THE GREAT EXHIBITION

    50 YEARS OF GILBERT & GEORGE


    Gilbert & George in conversation with Tom Eccles, Artistic Director, Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College, within the framework of their retrospective at the Parc des Ateliers / Luma Arles (Arles).
    The conversation will be followed by a book signing by Gilbert and George of posters and the new catalog of their exhibition GILBERT & GEORGE: THE GREAT EXHIBITION 1971-2016 in Luma Arles.
  • 17H

    In English

    With
    Amar Kanwar in conversation with Hans-Ulrich Obrist

    Such a Morning (2017)

    ENTRE POÉSIE, PEUR ET LIBERTÉ


    Amar Kanwar in conversation with Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, will discuss his last film Such a Morning (2017), presented at Documenta 14 for the first time and currently at the Parc des Ateliers / Luma Arles (Arles).

  • Sunday, october 21st

  • 1PM

    In English

    Moderated by
    Charles Teyssou & Pierre-Alexandre Mateos, curators

    With
    Rosie Hastings & Hannah Quinlan (collectif Gay Bar), artists
    Andreas Angelidakis, artist
    Federico Martelli, Architect at Cookies

    Cruising Pavilion

    PUBLIC TOILETS, DARKROOMS, GRINDR: THE ARCHITECTURE OF RADICAL SEX


    Cruising is an architectural practice. Whether it is by the appropriation of public spaces in the case of gardens, piers and tearooms or through dedicated venues such as bars, sex-clubs and saunas, cruising has created its own geography by either projecting desires on specific zones or by developing a specific architectural grammar.

    How have dissident sexualities have generated their own spatialities? To which extent geosocial apps such as Grindr have altered our relationship to the city? Is the 21st century version of the Baudelairien flâneur gay?
  • 3PM

    In French

    Moderated by
    Anna Labouze & Keimis Henni, founders and curators of Artagon

    With
    • Daniele Balice, galerist, Balice Hertling
    • Martha Kirszenbaum, Curator and art critic, curator of the French Pavillon of the Biennale of Venezia 2019
    • Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Art critic
    •Emmanuel Tibloux, Director of the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs de Paris

    RELEASED IN THE JUNGLE

    L’ENTRÉE DES JEUNES ARTISTES DANS LE MONDE DE L'ART
    SURVIVAL KIT : SE PRÉPARER


    Are young artists sufficiently equipped for the art world? How can these potential lacunas filled? Whose responsibility is it?

    This initial conversation, which brings together artists, art school directors, and stakeholders engaged in the support of young creation, aims to present an overview of the current situation, to question the role of each in guiding young artists and to consider possible initiatives that could help them to be better prepared.
  • 5PM

    In French

    Moderated by
    Thibaut Wychowanok, Editor in chief of Numéro art

    With
    Nelson Pernisco, Artist and founder of artist-bigspace
    Wonder/Liebert, Bagnolet
    Mihai Pop, Galerist, Galeria Plan B, Berlin & Cluj-Napoca, Roumanie
    Francesco Vezzoli, artist

    RELEASED IN THE JUNGLE

    L’ENTRÉE DES JEUNES ARTISTES DANS LE MONDE DE L'ART
    SURVIVAL KIT : SE PRÉPARER


    Founding an artist-run space, initiating collaborations with brands, finding sponsors and partners, working in networks, creating an online platform, communicating and selling works on Instagram…

    This second conversation presents the means by which young artists can act as entrepreneurs, by inventing by and for themselves new models of production and distribution. It also seeks to analyse how the development of these initiatives can help the condition of the artist to evolve, transform creation as a whole, and the way the art world operates.
  • LUMA ARLES

    In 2004, Maja Hoffmann created the Luma Foundation to support the activities of artists, independent pioneers, and organizations working in the visual arts, photography, publishing, documentary filmmaking, and multimedia. Originally based in Switzerland and envisioned as a production tool for Hoffmann’s multifaceted ventures, the Luma Foundation produces, supports, and enables challenging art projects committed to an expansive understanding of environmental issues, human rights, education, and culture.

    In 2013, Hoffmann launched Luma Arles to plan, develop, and manage the Parc des Ateliers, an expansive former industrial site located in Arles, France. Situated adjacent to the city’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Parc des Ateliers serves as the major programmatic and cultural center for LUMA Foundation’s diverse activities.

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