Public Programs extending The Lives of Documents—Photography as Project

The Lives of Documents—Photography as Project exhibition, CCA, 2023. Photo: Matthieu Brouillard © CCA

Building from studio visits organized during the research process for the exhibition The Lives of Documents—Photography as Project, these public programs offer an opportunity to meet and engage with artists and photographers, and to continue reflecting on the methodologies and strategies they use in constructing visual arguments. With this series of events, we invite you to explore photographic, cinematic, and editorial projects that focus on transformations and changes in infrastructures, dwellings, monuments, technologies, and archives. Join us to learn how photography could act a research tool to document, observe, and critique the mechanisms that shape and transform our world, as photographers and artists reveal the creative processes behind their projects.

5 October 6:30pm
Lara Almarcegui on the Lives of Wastelands
Artist’s talk

7 October 2pm
Let’s Talk About the Francon Quarry
With artist Lara Almarcegui, Atelier Barda architects Antonio di Bacco and Etienne Issa, architect and teacher Patrick Evans, and designer Chantal Shahin
Public discussion

2 November 6:30pm
Armin Linke on Global Infrastructures and the Anthropocene
Artist’s talk

30 November 6:30pm
Documents of Displacement I: With artists Marisa Portolese, Jinyoung Kim, and Pedro Barbáchano
Presentation and discussion

3 December 3pm
Documents of Displacement II: Film Screenings by Farah Al Qasimi and David Hartt
Film screenings

7 December 6:30pm
Documents of Displacement III: Screening of Cherán (2021) and discussion with Victor Arroyo
Film screenings and discussion with the artist

25 January 6pm
Annette Kelm on Folds and Surfaces of History
Artist’s talk

14 March 6pm
Susanne Kriemann on the Lives of Nuclear Archives
Artist’s talk


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