Meetings and debates

8 december 2018 : Meetings and debates at the Médiathèque Marguerite Duras

Saturday 8 December 2018 from 13h to 17h30, the Biennial of Tangible Image organizes to the Media Library Marguerite Duras an afternoon of meetings and discussions about new practices photographs, the history of experimental photography and the advent of new tools digital. Are invited: two artists presented in the flagship exhibition of the Biennale (visible from 9 to 18 november 2018 at Red Studio, 25 rue Boyer, 75020 Paris), as well as theoreticians, historians and critics specialized in photography, contemporary art and digital art.

Saturday 8th December XNUMX

13H to 17H30

Media library Marguerite Duras
115 Street of Bagnolet, 75020 Paris

Discussion between Juliette-Andréa Elie and François Salmeron.
Discussion between Caroline Delieutraz and François Salmeron.

Juliette-Andréa Elie, photographer and visual artist represented by the Baudoin-Lebon gallery (Paris) and the Baro Gallery (Sao Paulo), and Caroline Delieutraz, visual artist represented by the gallery 22,48m2, will expose the stakes of their work and their approaches to François Salmeron, art critic, teacher in photography at Paris 8 University and co-director general of the Tangible Image Biennial. The artists will explain to the public their approaches, their methods and answer their questions.

Juliette-Andréa Elie
Born in 1985, Juliette-Andréa Elie lives between Brazil and France. She graduated from ESBANM in Nantes (2010)
and Concordia University in Montreal.
Represented by Baudoin-Lebon Gallery (Paris) and Baro Gallery (Sao Paulo).

Caroline Delieutraz
Born in 1982. Lives and works in Paris.
Represented by the gallery 22,48 m² (Paris).

François Salmeron
Art critic member of the AICA (International Association of Art Critics), journalist, artistic advisor, lecturer in the Department of Photography of Paris 8 University, associate general director of the Tangible Image Biennial.


Conference by Marc Lenot.
"A short history of experimental photography".
Author of the book Playing against devices, published by Éditions Photosynthèses (Arles), Marc Lenot retraces it the evolution of experimental photography through the analysis of the works of a hundred photographers. Indeed, since its inception, photography has never ceased to experiment, and has never been limited to the mere function of reproduction or documentation of reality. It would also be interesting to understand that photography did not wait for the advent of digital technology to experiment and change our vision of reality.

Marc Lenot (born in 1948, Polytechnique, graduated from MIT, master of the EHESS) supported in June 2016 a thesis on experimental photography at the University Paris 1 Sorbonne under the direction of Michel Poivert. He has also written several essays on Czech photographer Miroslav Tichý. Winner 2014 of the Critics' Prize awarded by the French section of the AICA (International Association of Art Critics), he was, in this capacity, the publisher of the book Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza, preliminary fragments (the presses of the real , 2015). He is also the author of the blog Glasses Rouges on contemporary art published under the aegis of Le Monde ( He shares his time between Paris and Lisbon.


Discussion-debate between Jean-Luc Soret, Dominique Moulon and Fanny Lambert, hosted by the team of the Biennial the Tangible Image.
«Recoveries, hijacking, 3d scan, image banks, Google view, algorithms, manipulations digital, as many processes and contemporary processes of creating an image.
Are we losing the link with the photographic act intrinsically linked to the real and the tangible? "
The Tangible Image Biennale offers a series of questions on the advent of news image technologies, and if the "umbilical" link that seemed to link photography to reality is definitely broken, or in a phase of profound mutation.
How the multiplicity of tools and their ease of use and adaptation (new sources of capture or of productions of images. Internet, image bank, 3D technologies ...), facilitate a positioning in the face of reality on the part of image creators?
The important appearance of unique works and interventions on the photographic material itself from artists is it not a tendency to find this link with a certain materiality or reality tangible ?
Faced with the exponential production of images and their interpenetration, or stops their appropriation as what is the artist's work of art, and what makes it unique?
Is the single piece the only answer?

Jean-Luc Soret is curator, responsible for new media projects of the European House of Photography (MEP), co-founder and artistic director of the International @rt Outsiders Festival which was organized at the MEP from 2000 to 2011. Since 2003 he has organized exhibitions or collaborated with many events devoted to artistic practices inspired by research or spatial activity. It is, moreover, member of the Leonardo Space Art Working Group (USA), of the Leonardo / Olats Space and the Scientific Council Arts Project (Fr), from the Zero-Gravity Art Consortium (US).

Dominique Moulon is a teacher, researcher, art critic and independent curator. Holder of a doctorate in Arts and Sciences of Art, he is a member of the Art & Flux laboratory of the Mixed Research Unit ACTE (CNRS / University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), of the International Association of Critics of Art (AICA) and the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (IKT).

Graduated from a cycle of museology at the Ecole du Louvre, Fanny Lambert is art critic, curator Independent Exhibition (CEA), in charge of the Contemporary Art Center at the Gradiva Gallery, and teacher. Specialized in contemporary art and photography, she is particularly interested in the body in the image and in the image contained in the archive but also in the specificities demonstration of so-called ephemeral or performative productions. She collaborated with The Eye of Photography and at Beaux Arts Magazine. It focuses on bringing contemporary art and the image into current practices. Since 2016, she teaches the History of Art from the 1960 years to the present day at the University Paris 8, where she develops an axis dedicated to the critical perception of the image.

Saturday 8th December XNUMX
13H to 17H30

Media library Marguerite Duras,
115 Street of Bagnolet, 75020 Paris

Metro: Gambetta or Porte de Bagnolet
Tel: 01 55 25 49 10