The Paris Photo Platform
with the LUMA Foundation:

4 Days Of Live Events
Thursday 15–Sunday 18November 2012

Grand Palais
Avenue Winston-Churchill, 75008 Paris
Hours: Thu–Sun, 12–8pm

T +33 (0) 1 47 56 64 74
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This year the Paris Photo Platform features 4 days of conferences 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 New York Public Library.

Structured as an experimental platform for critical discussions, the Paris Photo Platform engages in dynamic and robust debates about the expanded field and perspectives of photography. Participants feature an international roster of leading artists, architects, filmmakers, cultural historians, and theorists in the field exchanging ideas on the relational contexts in which photography operates today.

The Critics, the Curators, the Artists:

Thursday, November 15
Artists Hilla Becher and Thomas Ruff discuss with Christopher Phillips, Curator, The International Center of Photography, New York the emergence of the new Düsseldorf photography movement and its transatlantic relationship with contemporary American artists. Discussion moderated by Roxana Marcoci.

Pecha Kucha session on selected photography exhibitions, books, and works with:
Armelle Canitrot
, Art Critic, Paris
Laurent Grasso, Artist
Beatrice Gross, Independent Curator, Paris and New York
Elisabeth Lebovici, Art Critic, Paris
Vera Lutter, Artist
Benoit 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

Performance by artist Robin Rhode.

Friday, November 16
Panel discussion addressing the “fluidity” and “impurity” of the photographic medium with 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; Michelle Kuo, Editor in Chief, Artforum International, New York; and David Joselit, Carnegie Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. Discussion moderated by Roxana Marcoci.

Artists Adam Broomberg, Oliver Chanarin, and Akram Zaatari in conversation with Urs Stahel, Director, Fotomuseum Winterthur about photographic documents, appropriation, and forms of archival and historical reconstruction. Discussion moderated by Roxana Marcoci and Paul Holdengräber.

Interactive lecture by artist Taryn Simon with Marta Gili, Director of Jeu de Paume, Paris.

Saturday, November 17
Panel discussion addressing the relationship of architecture, urban photography and propaganda with Rem Koolhaas, Architect and Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design, Harvard University; Martin Parr, photographer; Beatriz Colomina, Director, Program in Media and Modernity, Princeton University; and Mark Wigley, Dean, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, New York. Discussion moderated by Paul Holdengräber.

Pecha Kucha session on selected photography exhibitions, books, and works with:
Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Artist
Simon Baker, Curator of Photography and International Art, Tate, London
Tobia Bezzola
, Director Museum Folkwang, Essen
Valerie Duponchelle
, Art Critic, Paris
Markus Schaden, Publisher and Independent Curator, Cologne
Erik Verhagen, Art Critic, Paris
Brigitte Ollier, Art Critic, Paris
Alec Soth, Artist

Performative lecture by artist Marcelline Delbecq.

Sunday, November 18
David Lynch, Filmmaker, television director, and musician discusses filmic elements in still and moving pictures with Paul Holdengräber

Britt Salvesen, Head of LACMA’s Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, Los Angeles; Els Barents, Director, Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam; and Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator of Photography, Guggenheim Museum, New York address ideas of photographic portraiture, doubling, and mirroring in terms of empathy. Discussion moderated by Roxana Marcoci and Paul Holdengräber.

Programme of the Platform

About Paris Photo 2012
For its 16th edition, Paris Photo will welcome in November, beneath the nave of the Grand Palais, 151 exhibitors (128 galleries and 23 publishers) coming from 22 countries, bearing witness to the vitality of the international photographic scene. This year, 36 new galleries are joining the Fair.

All information and programme can be found at

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