2019 meetings and debates

2 November 2019: Meetings and debates at the Médiathèque Marguerite Duras

On Saturday 2 November 2019 from 14h to 17h30, the Biennale 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 2018 Biennale, as well as theorists, historians and critics specialized in photography, contemporary art and digital art.

Saturday, November 2

14H to 17H30

Media library Marguerite Duras
115 Street of Bagnolet, 75020 Paris

Presentation 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 (http://lunettesrouges.blog.lemonde.fr/). He shares his time between Paris and Lisbon.


Discussion-debate moderated by the team of the Tangible Image Biennale, with Christian Gattinoni, Dominique Moulon and Fanny Lambert.
Guest artists: Juliette-Andréa Elie and Caroline Delieutraz.

"Recovery or misappropriation of images, 3d scan, image banks, Google view, algorithms, digital manipulations, as many contemporary processes of creating an image ... With the emergence of these new technologies, the link that seemed to unite is the photographic act in the real, and the tangible, is it being undone? "

In what way does the multiplicity of these tools, and their ease of use, lead artists to change their position in the face of reality?
Is the significant appearance of unique works, and interventions on the photographic material by the artists, not a tendency to find this link with a certain materiality or tangible reality?
In front of the exponential production of images and their interpenetration, where their appropriation as a work of art stops by the artist ?

Christian Gatttinoni was a teacher at the National School of Photography in Arles from 1989 to 2016. Member of the International Association of Art Critics he is editor-in-chief of the journal online www.lacritique.org. and artistic advisor of the Fictions Documentaires festival with the GRAPH in Carcassonne. Latest published works The history of photographic criticism (with Yannick Vigouroux) New Editions Scala; The love life of angels, videogame. Area Editions.

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.

Juliette-Andréa Elie
Born in 1985, Juliette-Andréa Elie lives and works in Paris. 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).

Saturday November 2 2019
14H to 17H30

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


Metro: Gambetta or Porte de Bagnolet
Tel: 01 55 25 49 10
E-mail: mediatheque.marguerite-duras@paris.fr