Press Conference in Beijing | The program of the 2019 edition of Jimei x Arles has been released during the festival’s press conference!

The program of the 2019 edition of Jimei x Arles has been released during the festival’s press conference at Institut français on September 12.

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Jimei x Arles Turns 5!

The fifth Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival will take place in Xiamen from 22 November 2019 to 5 January 2020. Co-created in 2015 by Chinese pioneer photographer RongRong (also the founder of China’s first ever photography museum Three Shadows Photography Art Centre) and Sam Stourdzé, the director of the world’s most important international photo festival, Rencontres d’Arles (France), Jimei x Arles has become a must-see event for photo lovers in China, and attracted more than 230,000 visitors in the last years (70,000 in 2018).

Co-produced by Three Shadows Photography Art Centre and Xiamen’s Jimei District local authorities, the festival’s art direction is ensured by Bérénice Angremy and Victoria Jonathan, co-founders of cross-border art agency Doors 门艺(also behind the « Picasso. Birth of a Genius » exhibition at UCCA in Beijing last summer).

This year, the festival presents 30 exhibitions and 55 artists coming from Mainland China, Taiwan, France, UK, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka, USA and India.

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Press Conference | the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival will hold press conferences in Beijing and Shanghai

The fifth Jimei × Arles International Photo Festival will take place in Xiamen from 22 November 2019 to 5 January 2020. Co-created in 2015 by Chinese pioneer photographer RongRong (also the founder of China’s first ever photography museum Three Shadows Photography Art Centre) and Sam Stourdzé, the director of the world’s most important international photo festival, Rencontres d’Arles (France), Jimei x Arles has become a must-see event for photo lovers in China, and attracted more than 230,000 visitors in the last years (70,000 in 2018).

This year, the Jimei Arles International Photo Festival will hold the press conference at Institut français in Beijing on 12th September and the conference at ZiWU (Modern Space) in Shanghai on 20th September.

You are invited to the Beijing press conference of 2019 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival at Institut français

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Thursday, September 12, 10:30 –11:30

Speakers:

Mikaël Hautchamp Cultural counselor of the French embassy, Director of the French Institute in China

RongRong Photographer, Co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival , Co-founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

Berenice Angremy Art Director of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

Representative of Jimei District Government of Xiamen City

Date and time

Thursday, September 12 from 10 :30 to 11 :30

Media registration : 10 :00

Location

Institut Français

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Contact

RSVP before Tuesday, September 10

Ba Yingxuan yingxuan.ba@institutfrancais-chine.com

Ding Ruifeng menyi@doors-agency.com

Zhang Chi zhangchi@threeshadows.cn

You are invited to the conference during PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai to introduce 2019 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

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Thursday, September 20, 11:00 –12:30

Speakers

Benoit Guidée Consul of France in Shanghai

RongRong Photographer, Co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Co-founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

Sam Stourdzé Director of Rencontres d’Arles, Co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

Berenice Angremy Art Director of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

Pixy Liao Photographer, Winner of the 2018 Jimei x Arles – Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award

Reprentative of Jimei District Government of Xiamen City

Host

Cao DanPresident of MODERN ART, Publisher of The Art Newspaper China, LEAP & LIFE at Modern Media Group

Date and time

Friday, September 20 from 11 :00 to 12 :30

Media registration : 10 :30

Location

ZiWU (Modern Space)

Building 1, 10 Jianguo Zhong Lu (N° 8 Bridge Creative Park Phase I), Shanghai

Contact

RSVP before Wednesday , September 18

Zhou Chenxin chenxin.zhou@institutfrancais-chine.com

Ding Ruifeng menyi@doors-agency.com

Zhang Chi zhangchi@threeshadows.cn

This year, the festival presents 30 exhibitions and 55 artists coming from Mainland China, Taiwan, France, UK, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka, USA and India.

Official announcement | Curators of the 2019 Jimei x Arles Discovery Award

Each year Jimei x Arles International Photography Festival announces the Jimei x Arles Discovery Award, featuring 10 talented Chinese photographers nominated by five different curators. The winner of the award will receive a prize of 200,000 RMB and will be invited to participate in the Rencontres d’Arles photo festival in France the following year.

This year's list of curators who will be a part of the artist screening process include the following: Cai Liyuan, Han Xinyi, Shi Hantao, Song Zhenxi, Wang Huan.

Curator's Introduction

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Cai Liyuan

Born 1985 in Panzhihua. Lives and works in Chendu.

Cai Liyuan received a BA degree from Southwestern University in Finance and Economics, and a MA degree in Art and Design from Art College of Sichuan University. Since 2010, she has been the curatorial assistant and junior curator of A4 Contemporary Arts Center. Since 2017, she holds the post of curator and is formally in charge of the Exhibition& Academic Department of LUXELAKES·A4 Art Museum. Now, she is mainly responsible for the International Artists in Residence Program, in addition to planning and executing the program’s contemporary art exhibition project. She has been continuously investigating it and researching for it around the world to enhance the exchange and cooperation between different cultures and organizations.

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Han Xinyi

Born 1988 in Shiyan, Hubei. Lives and works in Beijing.

Han Liya is a curator and writer. She received her BA from Tongji University in Culture Industry Management and her MA in curatorial study at China Academy of Art. She currently works at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art. In March 2016, she co-founded Salt Projects curatorial studio. Her curatorial and writing practice focuses on penetrating and responding to false beliefs or Doxa in our daily life.

https://saltprojects.org/

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Shi Hantao

Born 1973 in Shanghai, China. Lives and works in Shanghai.

He received his master’s degree in the Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Shi is currently the Chief Coordinator of the 12th Shanghai Biennale. In the past two decades he has previously worked at EPSON Image Space, Rockbund Art Museum, Chronus Art Center, Ray Art Centerand the Shanghai Project. His writing and translation work cover the fields of photography, contemporary art, and institutional studies.

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Song Zhenxi

Born 1985 Wuhan, China. Lives and works in Hangzhou.

Song Zhenxi is an independent curator,scholar of art criticism, and a PhD candidate in the School of Intermedia Art(SIMA) from the China Academy of Art. In 2008, he obtained a bachelor's degree in Art History from the China Academy of Art and a master's degree in the Institute of Contemporary Art and Social Thought from the China Academy of Artin 2012. He is currently a researcher at the Exhibition of Cultural Studies at the China Academy of Art, director of the Curation Department of the Urban Research and Development Center of the China Academy of Art, and an academic advisor at the CAEA Art Museum of the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts. He is also the founderof the Art Bureau of Investigation (ABI).

WeChat Account :当代艺术调查局

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Wang Huan

Born 1991 Chengde,Hebei. Lives and works in Beijing.

Wang Huan is a Beijing-based writer and curator. He has tried practicing a kind of anti-stylistic writing and has published a series of art reviews in various public media platforms such as ARTFORUM, LEAP Magazine, Jiazazhi Magazine, ArtWorld Magazine, ARTSHARD and Ray Art Center’s Reviews. He won first place in the 5th International Award for Art Criticism (IAAC) in 2018. He won the PSA 2019 Emerging Curators Project with the curatorial proposal“Sunset on a Dead End: The Notorious and Their Inexplicable Modes of Existence” in 2019. His curatorial project “The Story of Finding Differences” was short listed for the OCAT Institute “Research-based Curatorial Project” in 2019. 

He has also curated a list of exhibitions including: “Objects That Have Been Intruded”(2016, Jimei x Arles International Photography Festival), “Finalist Exhibition of 2016 New Talents Award” (2017, Chronus Art Center, 2017), “The Port and the Image: Documenting China’s Harbor Cities”(2017, China Port Museum), “We Will Come and Go, in the Forest”(2019, Inside-Out Art Museum), etc.

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Note: Curators are ranked in alphabetical order by last name.

We eagerly anticipate the selection of artists to be nominated by the 5 curators ! The final list of candidates will be publically announced in September, so stay tuned !

The Exhibitions of Rencontres d’Arles 2019 Selected for Jimei x Arles

Each year a selection of exhibitions of Rencontres d’Arles travel in China for Jimei x Arles. After Joel Meyerowitz, René Burri, Toilet Paper, Matthieu Gafsou, Mathieu Pernot, Paolo Woods or Gabriele Galimberti, the 2019 edition will feature: Tom Wood, "Restless Bodies - East German Photography, 1980-1989", Evangelia Kranioti, Clergue & Weston, The Anonymous Project, “On Earth - Imaging, Technology and the Natural World”, an exhibition of the New Discovery Award, the selected books for the Book Award.

 

 

TOM WOOD

Born in 1951, County Mayo, Ireland. Lives and works in Wales.

 

MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS, SISTERS

Before moving to Merseyside in 1978 and becoming the “photie man” photographing people on streets, in pubs and nightclubs, markets and docks, workplaces, parks and football grounds, Tom Wood used to collect old postcards and magazines. The exhibition Mothers, Daughters, Sisters brings together a corpus of prints selected among Tom Wood’s eponymous series, shot on the streets of Liverpool and the surrounding area between the early 1970s and the late 1990s, alongside a selection of found family postcards from his above-mentioned personal collection. The selection of works presented here appears as a rare occasion to put in perspective one aspect of Wood’s prolific and wide-ranging photographic practice with the personal vernacular collection that has impacted his work. Mothers, Daughters, Sisters strikes the viewer with its attention to the mundane and the everyday life of common people. Sometimes posed and sometimes caught on the go, these scenes from street life that Tom Wood captured with his camera impact us by the deep sense of intimacy and feminine complicity they convey.

 

Exhibition curator: Martha Kirszenbaum.

Exhibition produced in collaboration with Sit Down Gallery.

Publication: Mothers, daughters, sisters, éditions Textuel, 2019.

https://www.rencontres-arles.com/en/expositions/view/776/tom-wood

Tom Wood,  Walking Through Shoes , 1991. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Sit Down.

Tom Wood, Walking Through Shoes, 1991. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Sit Down.

RESTLESS BODIES

EAST GERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY 1980 - 1989

Tina Bara (1962), Sibylle Bergemann (1941-2010), Kurt Buchwald (1953), Lutz Dammbeck (1948), Christiane Eisler (1958),
Thomas Florschuetz (1957), York der Knoefel (1962-2011),
Ute Mahler (1949), Eva Mahn (1947), Sven Marquardt (1962), Barbara Metselaar Berthold (1951),
Manfred Paul (1942), Rudolf Schäfer (1952),
Gundula Schulze Eldowy (1954), Gabriele Stötzer (1953),
Ulrich Wüst (1949)


 

What do we know about East German photography 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall? This exhibition focuses on the final decade of this large, little known chapter of history from the prism of the body. It aims to show how, from within an authoritarian state based on the negation of individuality, physical confinement, surveillance and normativity, photography was a medium through which artists were able to express the singularity of their lives and their unique relationships to their bodies, displaying a powerful inner freedom. Following three decades of documentary, humanist photography, a more subjective, hybrid language starts to emerge at the beginning of the 1980s. Without disavowing what they inherited from their predecessors, photographers distanced themselves from subtly critical realism in order to directly confront social taboos and lend substance to the men and women of their time. Marginalized or unified, staged or self-performed, dreamy, introspective, or explosive—bodies express the life boiling over from under the cover of repression, the solitude of the individual at the heart of the collective, the irreducible subject.

 

Exhibition curator: Sonia Voss, winner of the Rencontres d’Arles curatorial research fellowship.

Publication: Les Libertés intérieures, texts by Sonia Voss and interviews with the artists, Xavier Barral, 2019 (French edition); The Freedom Within Us, Koenig Books, 2019 (English edition).

With support from IFA (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen).

https://www.rencontres-arles.com/en/expositions/view/757/restless-bodies

Gabriele Stötzer,  Mirror reflexion , 1984. Courtesy of the artist.

Gabriele Stötzer, Mirror reflexion, 1984. Courtesy of the artist.

EVANGELIA KRANIOTI

Born in 1979 in Athens, Greece. Lives and works in Paris, France.

 

THE LIVING, THE DEAD AND THOSE AT SEA

Evangelia Kranioti explores the borderlines of the world and captures individual destinies caught in the net of Man’s trade. Cargo ports, highways, the backstage of a carnival, graveyards, war ruins: settings of both ceaseless transit and immobilized lives, nailed to the ground or anchored at sea. In her project Exotica, Erotica, Etc., long-distance sailors await the next stopover, longing to form temporary and priced loves. In Obscuro Barroco, the urban queer scene unfolds in Rio de Janeiro, a vertiginous territory of gender and metamorphosis. In Beirut Fictions, African and Asian maids are confined to a foreign country, Lebanon, with no hope of integration. Finally, in Era Incognita, it is the living who migrate to the home of the dead, in Cairo’s necropolis, driven by the housing crisis in Egypt. In the heart of her work, faces and bodies meet and reflect each other across the oceans. Thus, Kranioti weaves the cartography of a vulnerable and marginalized group that she places at the center: the fresco of a community of outsiders which transcends the borders of the Mediterranean, matrix of exiles.

Léandre Bernard-Brunel

 

Exhibition curator: Matthieu Orléan

https://www.rencontres-arles.com/en/expositions/view/762/evangelia-kranioti

Evangelia Kranioti,  Miss Without Papers , série  Beirut Fictions .

Evangelia Kranioti, Miss Without Papers, série Beirut Fictions.

CLERGUE & WESTON

Lucien Clergue, born in 1934 Arles, France. Died 2014 in Nîmes, France.

Edward Weston, born in 1886 Highland Park, United States. Died 1958 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, United States.

 

FIRST SHOW, FIRST WORKS

In July 1970, the Festival d’Arles opened the first Rencontres Photographiques under the leadership of Lucien Clergue, Jean- Maurice Rouquette and Michel Tournier with An Homage to Weston, a show of 36 prints by Edward Weston, whose photographs were then very rare in France. To mark the festival’s 50th anniversary, we are recreating the Weston show as it was presented in 1970. At the same time, we wanted to celebrate the festival’s founder, photographer and curator Lucien Clergue. Weston seems like a tutelary figure who guided Clergue’s first steps as a photographer, as his notebooks, most dating from the 1950s and unknown until now, attest. We have brought them together for this show. Reuniting them for this anniversary is a way of recognizing that the history of photography is written in successive strata. Clergue’s fossilized carrion singularly respond to Weston’s anthropomorphic works.

 

Exhibition curator: Sam Stourdzé

Exhibition produced in collaboration with the musée Réattu et l'Atelier Lucien Clergue.

With support from Saif.

https://www.rencontres-arles.com/en/expositions/view/799/clergue-weston

Lucien Clergue,  Dead Flamingo in the Sand, Faraman Lighthouse , 1956. Courtesy of the Atelier Lucien Clergue. Courtesy of the Atelier Lucien Clergue and Saif 2019.

Lucien Clergue, Dead Flamingo in the Sand, Faraman Lighthouse, 1956. Courtesy of the Atelier Lucien Clergue. Courtesy of the Atelier Lucien Clergue and Saif 2019.

THE ANONYMOUS PROJECT

 

THE HOUSE

The Anonymous Project is proud to present The House. Moments and memories once lost in time brought back to life to illustrate the importance of the home in our daily lives. When filmmaker Lee Shulman bought a random box of vintage slides he fell completely in love with the people and stories he discovered in these unique windows in to our past lives, The Anonymous Project was born. Collecting and preserving unique color slides from the last 70 years, the project was born out of a desire to preserve this collective memory and give a second life to the people often forgotten in these timeless moments captured in stunning Kodachrome color. These amateur photographs are a kaleidoscopic diary of that era, all the more fascinating and arresting because of their unpolished quality. Often funny, surprising and touching these images tell the stories of all our lives.

 

Exhibition curators: Emmanuelle Halkin et Lee Shulman

Publication: The Anonymous Project, The House, Éditions Textuel, 2019.

With support from the Picto Foundation.

https://www.rencontres-arles.com/en/expositions/view/790/the-anonymous-project

Anonymous, 1972. Courtesy of The Anonymous Project.

Anonymous, 1972. Courtesy of The Anonymous Project.

ON EARTH

Thomas Albdorf (1982), Jeremy Ayer (1986), Melanie Bonajo, (1978), Matthew Brandt (1982), Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács (1974 & 1973), Mark Dorf (1988), Rafael Dallaporta (1980), Lucas Foglia (1983),
Noémie Goudal (1984), Benoît Jeannet (1991), Adam Jeppesen (1978), Wang Juyan (1982), Anouk Kruithof (1981), Mårten Lange (1984), Awoiska van der Molen (1972), Drew Nikonowicz (1993), Mehrali Razaghmanesh (1983), Maya Watanabe (1983) , Guido van der Werve (1977)

 

IMAGING, TECHNOLOGY AND THE NATURAL WORLD

Since its inception, photography has testified to the paradoxical relationship between man, nature and technology. In the wake of great nineteenth-century landscape photographers, a new generation of artists is employing contemporary imaging techniques to document and question our relationship with the natural world. Photography enables us to observe this world and the effects of our existence in it. But can it also function as a catalyst for alternative ways of engaging with our environment? On Earth brings together the work of 25 contemporary artists who use innovative imaging strategies to reflect on the evolving relationship between humans and nature. Besides photography, the artists make use of installation, sculpture, in-game photography and video. The various visual approaches diverge and converge throughout the exhibition, showing how artists seek to both scrutinize and reconcile our technological, socio-economical, spiritual and political connection with the world.

 

Exhibition curators: Marcel Feil and Hinde Haest.

Exposition coproduced by FOAM, Amsterdam, and the Rencontres d’Arles.

https://www.rencontres-arles.com/en/expositions/view/782/on-earth

Thomas Albdorf,  The Path is Marked [ 4 ] , from the  I Know I Will See What I Have Seen Before  series, 2015. ( On Earth  exhibition).

Thomas Albdorf, The Path is Marked [ 4 ], from the I Know I Will See What I Have Seen Before series, 2015. (On Earth exhibition).

 

 

THE NEW DISCOVERY AWARD 2019

 

Ten projects of artists submitted by 10 galleries have been selected for the New Discovery Award 2019, and will be exhibited during Rencontres d’Arles. During the opening week, a jury will bestow the New Discovery Award to one of the 10 projects an through an acquisition of 15,000 euros, while the public selects its laureate through an acquisition of 5,000 euros. In 2018 the New Discovery Award had been awarded to PAULIEN OLTHETEN, for The Defense, the look that tries itself, submitted by the Gallerie Les Files du Calvaire (Paris, France) and the Public Award went to WIKTORIA WOJCIECHOWSKA for Sparks, submitted by the Gallery Confluence (Nantes, France).

 

With support from the Louis Roederer Foundation and Polka.

 

The nominees for the New Discovery Award 2019 are:

 

MÁTÉ BARTHA (Hungaria)

Presented by Tobe Gallery, Budapest, Hungaria.

 

STEEVE BAURAS (France)

Presented by YCOS-Project, Paris, France.

 

DAVID DE BEYTER (France)

Présented by Cédric Bacqueville Gallery, Lille, France.

 

STACY KRANITZ (United States)

Presented by Tracey Morgan gallery, Asheville, United States.

 

SHINJI NAGABE (Brésil)

Presented by Galeria Da Gávea, Rio de Janeiro, Brésil.

 

JJ LEVINE (Canada)

Presented by La Castiglione gallery, Montréal, Canada.

 

MERYL MCMASTER (Canada)

Presented by Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto & Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal, Canada.

 

HANAKO MURAKAMI (Japon)

Presented par Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japon.

 

LAURE TIBERGHIEN (France)

Presented par Lumière des roses, Montreuil, France.

 

ALYS TOMLINSON (Royaume-Uni)

Presented par HackelBury Fine Art, Londres, Royaume-Uni.

 

 

THE 2019 BOOK AWARDS

 

The Rencontres d’Arles Book Awards were created in order to support the swift growth in the publishing of photography books to reach a broader audience. There are now three categories of books: Authors’ Book award, Historical Book Award and Photo-text Book Award. The Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’Écriture et la Littérature backs and encourages the Photo-Text Award, which celebrates the relationship between words and images. Each award comes with a €6,000 prize and singles out the best photography books published between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. A jury of photography book experts announces the winners’ names during opening week. Each book is received in two copies: one is deposited at the library of the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles, the other put on public display throughout the duration of the festival.

 

Main partner: Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’Écriture et la Littérature.

With support from Fnac for the Author book Award.


RENCONTRES D’ARLES WILL BE CELEBRATING THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY ALONGSIDE CHINA’S JIMEI X ARLES CELEBRATING ITS 5TH ANNIVERSARY!

Since 2015, Les Rencontres d’Arles travel to China with the Jimei x Arles International Photography Festival in Xiamen! Each Winter, Jimei x Arles shows 8 exhibitions coming from Rencontres d’Arles alongside 20 Chinese and Asian photography exhibitions – with a focus on India this year. The festival also promotes Chinese talents on an international scale, with its Discovery Award, shown in Arles every year.

 

Ann Ray “Les Inachevés-Lee McQueen” Exhibition site.

Ann Ray “Les Inachevés-Lee McQueen” Exhibition site.

Ann Ray“Les Inachevés-Lee McQueen” Exhibition site.

Ann Ray“Les Inachevés-Lee McQueen” Exhibition site.

Co-created in 2015 by Chinese pioneer photographer RongRong (also the founder of China’s first ever photography museum Three Shadows Photography Art Centre) and Sam Stourdzé, the director of the world’s most important international photo festival, Rencontres d’Arles (France), Jimei x Arles has become a must-see event for photo lovers in China in just three years, and attracted more than 230,000 visitors (70,000 in 2018). Co-produced by Three Shadows Photography Art Centre and Xiamen’s Jimei District local authorities, the festival’s art direction is ensured by Bérénice Angremy and Victoria Jonathan, co-founders of art & culture agency Doors.

 

During his first official visit to China in January 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron recognized Jimei x Arles festival as an example of Sino-French cultural cooperation. The festival takes place in Xiamen, formerly known as Amoy, a coastal city that has been an important port for centuries. Located across the Taiwan strait, famous for the colonial era Gulangyu island, it is a vibrant and modern city that is also the home of China’s independent fashion scene.

Every year, a selection of exhibitions from Rencontres d’Arles travel to China. After Joel Meyerowitz, René Burri, Toilet Paper Magazine, Matthieu Gafsou, Mathieu Pernot, and Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti, in 2019 Jimei x Arles will exhibit:

-    Tom Wood, « Mothers, daughters, sisters »

- “Restless Bodies - East German Photography, 1980-1989”

-    Evangelia Kranioti, “The Living, The Dead, and Those at Sea”

-    Clergue & Weston, “First Show, First Works”

-    The Anonymous Project, “The House”

- “On Earth - Imaging, Technology and the Natural World”

-    An exhibition of the New Discovery Award

-    The publications selected for the Book Award

Twenty other exhibitions will showcase the dynamism of the Chinese and Asian photography scenes. After Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and South Korea, in 2019 Jimei x Arles will dedicate a section of the festival to Indian photography.

Since its outset, the festival has been a platform for new Chinese photography. Every year, ten talents are nominated for the Jimei x Arles Discovery Award. The winner will receive 200,000 RMB (25,000 Euros) and an exhibition at the prestigious Rencontres d’Arles the following summer. After Feng Li in 2017, the prize was awarded to Lei Lei, whose exhibition “Romance in Lushan Cinema” can be watched this summer in Rencontres d’Arles. Produced from black and white amateur photographs found in markets, postcards, and propaganda images from the Mao era, or from screen captions of the movie “Romance on Lushan Mountain” (first love movie produced after the Cultural Revolution in China, in 1980), from photos found on the internet, Lei Lei created a video collage blending collective and individual memory.

Lei Lei “Romance in Lushan Cinema”, Lushan Mountain.

Lei Lei “Romance in Lushan Cinema”, Lushan Mountain.

Watch short clips part I and part 2 from “Romance in Lushan Cinema”, Lushan Mountain.

Pixy Liao “It’s never been easy to carry you”from“the Experimental Relationship” series, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.

Pixy Liao “It’s never been easy to carry you”from“the Experimental Relationship” series, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.

Rencontres d’Arles also chose to show Pixy Liao’s exhibition (“Experimental Relationship”), nominated for the Jimei x Arles 2018 Discovery Award and winner of the festival’s award dedicated to Chinese women photographers (2018 winner Guo Yingguang had exposed her work “The Bliss of Conformity” at Arles last summer, and was shown at the MEP-Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris last spring). Pixy Liao is representative of a new generation of experimenting artists, exploring the possibilities of portrait and photography. In her series that she started in 2007, she features herself and her Japanese boyfriend, Moro, in order to defy the usual representations of the heterosexual relationships and the China-Japan relation. 

Find more information about Lei Lei’s exhibition and Pixy Liao’s exhibition on the website of Rencontres d’Arles.

In 2019, the Discovery Award artists are nominated by 5 Chinese curators: Cai Liyuan (A4 Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu), Han Xinyi (Salt Projects), Shi Hantao (independent, coordinator of the last Shanghai Biennale), Song Zhenxi (independent), Wang Huan (independent, Jiazazhi magazine regular collaborator).

See the 2018 nominees and the description of the Discovery Award here.

The complete program of the festival will be announced in September. The Jimei x Arles festival is supported by the French embassy in China.



•   Jimei x Arles at Rencontres d’Arles 2019

July 1st – September 22nd 2019

Lei Lei, « Romance in Lushan Cinema », Les Forges.

Curators: Bérénice Angremy and Victoria Jonathan More info

Pixy Liao, « Experimental Relationship», Croisière.

Curator: Holly Roussell More info

 

•   5th edition of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival in Xiamen

November 22nd 2019 – January 5th 2020

www.jimeiarles.com

Press contact: menyi@doors-agency.com

Download images on Baidu Cloud (password: epev) or Dropbox 

LEI LEI & PIXY LIAO exhibit at Rencontres d'Arles

Winners of Jimei x Arles 2018 Discovery Award and Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographer’s Award, Lei Lei and Pixy Liao will both be exhibited at Rencontres d’Arles this summer.

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Created for Rencontres d'Arles, LEI LEI’s Romance in Lushan Cinema is a video collage and installation mixing individual and collective memory. Using black-and-white amateur photos from flea markets, postcards, propaganda images from the Mao era, screenshots from the film Romance on Lushan Mountain (the first romance film made after the Cultural Revolution, in 1980), and photos turned up in Web searches, the artist’s nostalgia serves as the starting point of a quest for truth regarding history, family, and personal identity.

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PIXY LIAO’s series Experimental Relationship presents photographs with her Japanese boyfriend, Moro, to explore how national culture influences and dictates interactions in a romantic relationship. In her photographs, Liao often portrays herself in a dominant role, while her boyfriend assumes positions of submission. These subtle staging’s intelligently reverse "expected" gender roles in the image.

Find more information about Lei Lei’s exhibition and Pixy Liao’s exhibition on the website of Rencontres d’Arles.

Recruitment of interns

INTERNSHIP | 2018 JIMEI X ARLES INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL

The festival is waiting for you! We will work together to surprise Xiamen, China and the whole world with marvelous exhibitions and creative events.

Please send your resume to: menyi@doors-agency.com. Please use the following format on the subject: Position+ your name + phone number; Please state in the e-mail the earliest time you can start working.

COMMUNICATION ASSISTANT

Number: 1-2

Description:

  • Collect and organize the texts and photos related to the exhibition

  • Assist to manage the translation and proofreading of all the texts

  • Assist the communication manager to follow up the festival’s communication plan (digital + media relations)

  • Coordinate the photo shooting and the written record of the PR activities such as the press conference

  • Assist the communication manager to manage the media list, prepare the press conference and coordinate the awards ceremony

Requirements:

  • Be able to work in both Chinese and English (spoken & written), preference for other languages (French).

  • Preference for editing experience

  • Patient and organized, good communication and teamwork skills

  • Good at MS Office

Internship duration: 

June-November, 5 days a week.

Location: June-October, 798 Art district, Beijing; November, Three Shadows Xiamen (Accommodation in Xiamen will be arranged by Three Shadows, and travel expenses to Xiamen are reimbursed)

Paid internship.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT 

Number: 1-2 

Description:

  • Coordinate with curators and artists and collect all material related to exhibition production

  • Coordinate the production and transport of photos and other materials related to exhibitions 

  • Coordinate the set up of exhibitions, onsite coordination and removal of exhibitions 

  • Coordinate the events during the opening week

  • Assist the reception of curators and artists during the opening week

Requirements:

  • Be able to work in both Chinese and English (spoken & written), preference for other languages (French).

  • Preference for photo production and exhibition set-up experience

  • Patient and organized, good communication and teamwork skills, and Good Performance under certain pressure

  • Good at MS Office

Internship duration: 

June-November, 5 days a week.

Location: June-October, 798 Art district, Beijing; November, Three Shadows Xiamen (Accommodation in Xiamen will be arranged by Three Shadows, and travel expenses to Xiamen are reimbursed)

Paid internship.

EVENT ASSISTANT

Number: 1-2

Description:

  • Assist the management of all the events during the opening week: contact local partners and organizers, plan the opening weed program, and coordinate events

  • Seek the events partners and service providers

  • Assist to manage the schedule of all VIP guests: invitation of VIP guests, confirm the travel information, set up the schedule, and guests reception

  • Assist to recruit and train volunteers for the festival

Requirements:

  • Be able to work in both Chinese and English (spoken & written), preference for other languages (French).

  • Preference for experience in organizing large-scale events

  • Patient and organized, good communication and teamwork skills, and Good Performance under certain pressure

  • Good at MS Office

Internship duration: 

August-November, 5 days a week.

Location: August-October, 798 Art district, Beijing; November, Three Shadows Xiamen (Accommodation in Xiamen will be arranged by Three Shadows, and travel expenses to Xiamen are reimbursed)

Paid internship.

Please send your resume to: menyi@doors-agency.com and cc to siqi@doors-agency.com. Please use the following format on the subject: Position+ your name + phone number; Please state in the e-mail the earliest time you can start working.

2019 Jimei × Arles | CALL FOR CURATORIAL PROJECTS

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Co-created by Sam Stourdzé, the director of famous international photo festival Rencontres d’Arles (France), and Chinese photographer RongRong (also the founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, China’s first ever professional art center dedicated to photography), Jimei x Arles features international artists selected from Rencontres d’Arles alongside Chinese and Asian photography talents. The festival has attracted more than 240,000 visitors since its inception in 2015. Jimei x Arles is co-organized by Three Shadows Photography Art Centre and Xiamen Xiamen Tianxia Jimei Media Co., Ltd. 

Bérénice Angremy and Victoria Jonathan are the art directors of the 2019 edition, held in Xiamen from November 22, 2019, to January 5, 2020 (dates TBC).


Call for projects!

Jimei x Arles features around 30 exhibitions arranged in different sections: exhibitions from Rencontres d’Arles, China Pulse, Crossover Photography, Jimei x Arles Discovery Award, Collector’s Tale, Local Action, Project Room and a special focus on an Asian country.

In 2019, Jimei x Arles is launching a call for curatorial projects for its China Pulse and Crossover Photography sections. It is open to all exhibition curators specialized in Chinese photography.

China Pulse is a series of exhibitions curated by China photography specialists. It aims at taking the pulse of current trends in Chinese photography. 

Whether collective or individual, the exhibition project shall refer to the photography medium in its diversity of forms (print, digital, video…).

Crossover Photography section invites curators to show the possibilities of photography on different media (print, video, digital, objects…) and in crossing cultural contexts. The project can be a collective or individual exhibition.

 Each exhibition has a maximum space of 150-200square meters, located in the main festival venue (Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall). 

 Additionally, Jimei x Arles festival will cover travel expenses within China for the curator and one of the artists participating in the exhibition to attend the festival’s opening on November 22-24.

The chosen projects will be part of the 2019 festival exhibition program (November 22 to January 5).

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2018 Jimei x Arles Crossover exhibitions place

2018 Jimei x Arles Crossover exhibitions place

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2018 Jimei x Arles China Pulse exhibitions place

2018 Jimei x Arles China Pulse exhibitions place

2018 Jimei x Arles China Pulse exhibitions place


RULES OF PARTICIPATION

1 — PURPOSE
The Jimei x Arles call for curatorial projects is intended for curators wishing to produce an unprecedented exhibition project with a relationship to Chinese photography.The exhibition must premiere at Jimei x Arles 2019.


2 — APPLICATION
If you are interested in participating in the call for projects, please send us an email (menyi@doors-agency.com) ahead of your application to receive all details.
 The application must be submitted in online forms (You can get access to online form by long pressing the following QR codes) and include the following, in Mandarin or English (ideally both): 

If you are in China, please click to obtain the "Maike" form.

If you are not in China, please click to obtain the Typeform.

> a biography of the curator
(maximum 150 words in English, or 250 characters in Mandarin, ideally in both languages, in Word) complete with training, research and contact details

> a portfolio
(pdf) of various projects the curator has carried out

> a written text presentation of the exhibition project proposed for the 2019 Jimei x Arles festival
(maximum 500 words in English, or 800 characters in Mandarin, ideally in both languages, in Word or PPT)

> a body of works and a list of the artists for the project
(visuals are mandatory, word or ppt)

> an estimated exhibition production budget

> a timetable

The texts must be in Mandarin or English, ideally both.

 The application deadline is March 1, 2019.

The selected projects will be announced on March 29, 2019.

If the project is not approved, no compensation will be provided.

3 — PRODUCTION
The exhibition project will be submitted to the Jimei x Arles team for approval. If approved, the project will enter the production stage, supervised by Jimei x Arles.

> The budget, managed by Jimei x Arles, shall include:

  • loan of works

  • round-trip shipping to Jimei  

  • production of the works: prints/frames, wallpaper, etc.

  • insurance

  • other expenses TBD

The festival will also cover travel expenses for the curator and one of the artists on the festival’s opening weekend on November 22-24(mainland China round-trip ticket to Xiamen + accommodation). The curator will arrive a few days ahead to supervise the exhibition’s installation during the set-up period.

In addition, Jimei x Arles will cover the costs of designing, setting up and taking down the exhibition as well as providing security.

> The curator will:
-select the works forming the body of the exhibition after confirming that they are free of exhibition and reproduction rights, and send technical sheet with full production requirements (type of photo paper, color of the walls, lighting, equipment, etc), before May 13, 2019

- draft a text for the exhibition

- be present during the exhibition’s setup period (length of stay to be determined depending on the project, between November 11 and 22) to coordinate the installation in relation with the festival’s production team

- attend the festival’s opening weekend (November 22-24)and participate in events and activities (guided tour of the exhibition, talks, interviews…).

4 — COMMUNICATION

If approved, the project will be part of the 2019 Jimei x Arles program, and as such will be included in the festival’s communication (website, catalogue, social media, etc.).

 To ensure good communication on the exhibition, the curator shall provide before May 13,2019the festival with :

  • the title of the exhibition 

  • a text introducing the exhibition, in both long version(maximum 400 words in English, or 600characters in Mandarin, ideally in both languages), made for the exhibition space and catalogue, and short version made for digital promotion (maximum 150 words in English, or 250 characters in Mandarin, ideally in both languages)

  • 15 photos free of reproduction rights for the catalogue in high resolution (350 dpi, 25cm height minimum) and for digital use in low resolution (72 dpi), of which 5 photos will be selected for the press and digital promotion

  • captions for the photos (in Mandarin or English, ideally both) : title, location year, technical details, courtesy…

  • the curator’s biography(maximum 150 words in English, or 250 characters in Mandarin, ideally in both languages)including the mentions « Born in… in… » and « Works and lives in… », and links to their website and Instagram account

  • the artist(s)’s biography  (maximum 150 words in English, or 250 characters in Mandarin, ideally in both languages)including the mentions « Born in… in… » and « Works and lives in… », and links to their website and Instagram account/weibo

  • the curator’s photo portrait in low resolution (72 dpi) and high resolution (300 dpi - size 30x20 cm), for print and digital use, with photo credit

  • the artist(s)’s photo portrait in low resolution (72 dpi) and high resolution (300 dpi - size 30x20 cm),for print and digital use, with photo credit

  • partners or institutions that must be mentioned


TIMETABLE

January 25, 2019
the application period opens

March 1, 2019
application deadline

March 29, 2019
announcement to curators of the selected projects

 

May 15, 2019
Jimei x Arles team receives all production and communication materials from the curator

Early July 2019

Press conference in Arles

 

Mid-September 2019
Press conference for the 2019 Jimei x Arles festival in Beijing and public announcement of the 2019 programme 

November 11-21, 2019 

installation / set-up period 

November 22-24, 2019 

festival opening weekend 

 

November 22, 2019 – January 5, 2020

festival exhibition period

If you have any question, please contact us:
menyi@doors-agency.com

4th EDITION OF JIMEI x ARLES PHOTO FESTIVAL IN CHINA: 70,000 VISITORS

Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival just ended in Xiamen (China). The 2018 attendance has increased, with 70,000 visitors in 7 weeks (17% more than in 2017).

2018 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival Report Video

2018 IN KEY FIGURES 

•       30 exhibitions

•       70 artists and 23 curators

•       3 exhibition venues

•      2 awards dedicated to young talents, rewarding Lei Lei (Jimei x Arles Discovery Award) and Pixy Liao (Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award)

•      70,000 visitors

•      65,000 viewers in live-streaming (talks and guided tours)

•       12 workshops and 5 university lectures 

•      Opening weekend attended by 500 guests and professionals

•       More than 600 media reports already

 

AND NOW…

Greetings from South Korea at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing

The 3 exhibitions dedicated to South Korean photography as part of the 2018 edition of Jimei x Arles, which were conceived in partnership with The Museum of Photography, Seoul, and SongEun Art and Cultural Foundation, are on view at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing) from January 13 to March 10, 2019.

More information: www.threeshadows.cn  

 

The 50th edition of Rencontres d’Arles, with exhibitions by Lei Lei and Pixy Liao

See you in Arles from July 1 to September 22, 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rencontres d’Arles! Young talents Lei Lei and Pixy Liao, both distinguished at Jimei x Arles 2018, will show their work among the festival’s 40 exhibitions.

The opening week will take place from July 1 to 7.

More information: www.rencontres-arles.com



In 2019, Jimei x Arles celebrates its 5th anniversary!

See you in Xiamen from November 22, 2019 to January 5, 2020.

More information: http://en.jimeiarles.com



JIMEI X ARLES THANKS ITS PARTNERS

Jimei x Arles 2018 edition just opened! Lei Lei & Pixy Liao awarded prestigious prizes

Friday afternoon, the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival opened with an official ceremony attended by Li Qinghui, Secretary of Jimei District Committee of the Communist Party of China, He Dongning, District Chief of Jimei DistrictPeople's Government, and His Excellency Mr. Jean-Maurice Ripert, Ambassador of France in China, as well as 40 artists and 20 curators exhibiting at the festival, and 100 media, all coming from Chinese cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, ) and from around the world (Paris, New York, Los Angeles, London, Geneva, Lausanne…).

            With 30 exhibitions put together by festival’s art directors Berenice Angremy and Victoria Jonathan, three different sites, and a new metro line connecting the main exhibition sites in Jimei District to Xiamen island, the organizers hope that even more visitors will come visit the festival (in 2017, the festival attracted 60,000 people). The festival kicked off with an opening weekend full of activities: roundtables, PhotoFolio reviews, exhibition tours, book signings by the artists, workshops, award ceremonies, performances and parties… 65,000 people followed the roundtables and award ceremonies live, thanks to live-streaming platforms Zai Art and Artron.

2018 Jimei x Arles Discovery Award winner: A photographer without a camera, exhibiting next year at Rencontres d’Arles  

            After Feng Li (2017), Céline Liu (2016) and Zhu Lanqing (2015), artist Lei Lei received the Jimei x Arles Discovery Award for his exhibition Weekend (curated by Dong Bingfeng). Lei Lei was chosen among ten talents of Chinese photography selected by five curators, and he will be awarded a 200,000 RMB prize and an exhibition in the 50th edition of Rencontres d’Arles in summer 2019. This year’s jury for the Discovery Award was comprised of prestigious figures in the art field: David Chau (entrepreneur, founder of CC Foundation, co-founder of 021 and Jing Art fairs), Gu Zheng (art historian and critic), inri (photographer and co-founder of Three Shadows), Sam Stourdzé (director of Rencontres d’Arles and co-founder of Jimei x Arles) and Philip Tinari (director of UCCA, Beijing).

            « My work Weekend is a video montage of images coming from old magazines, a collage of old materials, I haven’t used any camera in the creation process. Many people must think: does it count as photography? This year’s edition of the Jimei x Arles Discovery Award has opened a new breach, the festival doesn’t consider photographers and artists as dominant authoritative figures any longer, but also genuinely turns towards the public, » said Lei Lei in an interview following the award ceremony. « This year, each member of the jury first wrote down two names. We all had different choices, but we all had Lei Lei among the two names, without any prior consultation. Although no photo equipment is used in his work, he relies mainly on image and photo collages, and shows us new, unlimited possibilities for photography, » said jury member David Chau. Curator Dong Bingfeng says of the artist he nominated for the award: « Lei Lei’s work is not at all limited to photography, rather, he gives more flexibility to image creation, in accordance with our consumption and comprehension of images nowadays. »

The second edition of the first women photographers award in China: challenging cultural and gender representations      

            In 2017, Jimei x Arles and Madame Figaro launched the Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award, honoring the work of Chinese women photographers exhibited at Jimei x Arles. Pixy Liao was awarded the second Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award, for her exhibition Experimental Relationship (curated by Holly Roussell), a long-term photo project in which she challenges conventional ideas of gender dynamics, staging self-portraits with her Japanese husband Moro. Pixy Liao was chosen among eight artists, by a jury of six members, composed by Yael Blic-Ripert (wife of the ambassador of France, legal expert and psychologist), Cai Jinqing (CEO of Kering China), Jiang Jie (professor at the Sculpture Department of CAFA), RongRong (photographer, founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre and co-founder of Jimei x Arles), Jean-Sébastien Stehli (deputy chief editor of Madame Figaro) and Sam Stourdzé (director of Rencontres d’Arles and co-founder of Jimei x Arles).

            Movie actress and director Yu Feihong, who participated in a talk about the female gaze and women’s role in image-making held before the ceremony, said of the award: « I think that these young women’s works are very strong, very moving. This award is very important. It gives young women photographers a great platform, celebrating their art and their creativity. »

From left to right: Jean-Sébastien Stehli, RongRong, Sam Stourdzé, Cai Jinqing, Yaël Blic-Ripert, Pixy Liao, Yu Feihong, Liu Feifei

From left to right: Jean-Sébastien Stehli, RongRong, Sam Stourdzé, Cai Jinqing, Yaël Blic-Ripert, Pixy Liao, Yu Feihong, Liu Feifei

          Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival will last until 2 January, 2019, showcasing 8 exhibitions from Rencontres d’Arles, 17 exhibitions of Chinese photography and 3 exhibitions of South Korean photography. Until December 15, submit your best photos of Xiamen’s culinary specialty to the Sandworm Jelly Photo Contest and get a chance to have your photo included in the Anything That Walks show curated by Ruben Lundgren and Timothy Prus! Young photographers will have an opportunity to participate in photo workshops given by artists such as Hai Jie and Feng Li every weekend during the festival.

More information and tickets: www.jimeiarles.com

OPENING WEEKEND SCHEDULE PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED!

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From November 23 to November 25, the Opening Weekend of 2018 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival will offer photography lovers a range of events and activities: exhibition tours guided by artists and curators, book signings, Photo Conversations, PhotoFolio reviews by 15 experts, workshops, performances, parties and award ceremonies!

2018 Jimei x Arles Programme Announced!

The program of the 2018 edition of Jimei x Arles has been released during the festival’s press conference at Three Shadows Beijing on September 25.

View of the press conference

View of the press conference

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Tang Jinfu   Deputy directeur of the Public Relations Department of the CPC Jimei District Committee

Tang Jinfu

Deputy directeur of the Public Relations Department of the CPC Jimei District Committee

Robert Lacombe   Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs of the French Embassy

Robert Lacombe

Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs of the French Embassy

Rong Rong   Photographer and founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre/ Co-founder of Jimei × Arles International Photo Festival

Rong Rong

Photographer and founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre/ Co-founder of Jimei × Arles International Photo Festival

Bérénice Angremy   Art Director of 2018 Jimei × Arles International Photo Festival

Bérénice Angremy

Art Director of 2018 Jimei × Arles International Photo Festival

Victoria Jonathan   Art Director of 2018 Jimei× Arles International Photo Festival

Victoria Jonathan

Art Director of 2018 Jimei× Arles International Photo Festival

Guo Yingguang   Artist, Winner of the 1st Jimei x Arles – Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award in 2017

Guo Yingguang

Artist, Winner of the 1st Jimei x Arles – Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award in 2017

INTERNSHIP | 2018 JIMEI X ARLES INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL

2018 Jimei x Arles international photo festival will be held from November 23rd 2018 to January 2nd 2019, in Xiamen, China. Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival was created in 2015 in Xiamen by Sam Stourdzé, the director of Rencontres d’Arles, and Chinese photographer RongRong, founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing and Xiamen). The festival features international artists selected from Rencontres d’Arles alongside Chinese and Asian photography talents, and has attracted more than 160,000 visitors since its inception.

The festival is waiting for you! We will work together to surprise Xiamen, China and the whole world with marvelous exhibitions and creative events during the opening week.

Many positions are open now for photography and art lovers:

Please send your resume to: carine@doors-agency.com. Please use the following format on the subject: Position+ your name + phone number; Please state in the e-mail the earliest time you can start working.


Communication assistant

Number: 1-2

Description:

⁃ Collect and organize the texts and photos related to the exhibition

⁃ Assist to manage the translation and proofreading of all the texts

⁃ Assist the communication manager to follow up the festival’s communication plan (digital + media relations)

⁃ Coordinate the photo shooting and the written record of the PR activities such as the press conference

⁃ Assist the communication manager to manage the media list, prepare the press conference and coordinate the awards ceremony

Requirements:

⁃ Be able to work in both Chinese and English (spoken & written), preference for other languages (French).

⁃ Preference for editing experience

⁃ Patient and organized, good communication and teamwork skills

⁃ Good at MS Office

Internship duration: 

July-December, 5 days a week.

Location: July-October, 798 Art district, Beijing; October-end of November, Three Shadows Xiamen (Accommodation in Xiamen will be arranged by Three Shadows, and travel expenses to Xiamen are reimbursed)

Paid internship.


Production assistant

Number: 1-2

Description:

⁃ Coordinate with curators and artists and collect all material related to exhibition production

⁃ Coordinate the production and transport of photos and other materials related to exhibitions 

⁃ Coordinate the set up of exhibitions, onsite coordination and removal of exhibitions 

⁃ Coordinate the events during the opening week

⁃ Assist the reception of curators and artists during the opening week

Requirements:

⁃ Be able to work in both Chinese and English (spoken & written), preference for other languages (French or Korean).

⁃ Preference for photo production and exhibition set-up experience

⁃ Patient and organized, good communication and teamwork skills, and Good Performance under certain pressure

⁃ Good at MS Office

Internship duration: 

September-December, 5 days a week.

Location: July-October, 798 Art district, Beijing; October-end of November, Three Shadows Xiamen (Accommodation in Xiamen will be arranged by Three Shadows, and travel expenses to Xiamen are reimbursed)

Paid internship.


Event assistant

Number: 1-2

Description:

⁃ Assist the management of all the events during the opening week: contact local partners and organizers, plan the opening weed program, and coordinate events

⁃ Seek the events partners and service providers

⁃ Assist to manage the schedule of all VIP guests: invitation of VIP guests, confirm the travel information, set up the schedule, and guests reception

⁃ Assist to recruit and train volunteers for the festival

Requirements:

⁃ Be able to work in both Chinese and English (spoken & written), preference for other languages (French).

⁃ Preference for experience in organizing large-scale events

⁃ Patient and organized, good communication and teamwork skills, and Good Performance under certain pressure

⁃ Good at MS Office

Internship duration: 

September-December, 5 days a week.

Location: July-October, 798 Art district, Beijing; October-end of November, Three Shadows Xiamen (Accommodation in Xiamen will be arranged by Three Shadows, and travel expenses to Xiamen are reimbursed)

Paid internship.

Rencontres d’Arles and China: save the date for Jimei x Arles this fall!

The press conference of the Rencontres d'Arles and the overseas conference of the 2018 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival are officially held on the July 4th, 2018. 

The fourth edition of Jimei x Arles photo festival will take place in Xiamen from November 23 to January 2!

Co-created in 2015 by Chinese pioneer photographer RongRong (also the founder of China’s first ever photography museum Three Shadows Photography Art Centre) and Sam Stourdzé, the director of the world’s most important international photo festival, Rencontres d’Arles (France), Jimei x Arles has become an unmissable event for photo lovers in China in just three years, and attracted more than 160,000 visitors (60,000 in 2017).

View of the 2017 Jimei x Arles Festival

View of the 2017 Jimei x Arles Festival

Co-produced by Three Shadows Photography Art Centre and Xiamen’s Jimei District - Tianxia Jimei Media, the festival’s art direction is ensured by Bérénice Angremy and Victoria Jonathan, co-founders of art & culture agency Doors. During his first official visit to China in January 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron recognized Jimei x Arles festival as an example of Sino-French cultural cooperation.

View of the 2017 Jimei x Arles Festival

View of the 2017 Jimei x Arles Festival

The festival takes place in Xiamen, formerly known as Amoy, a coastal city that has been an important port for centuries. Located across the Taiwan strait, famous for the colonial-era Gulangyu island, it is a vibrant and modern city that is also the home of China’s independent fashion scene. The festival’s main sites are located in Xiamen’s new district of Jimei and a few venues in the city center.

Every year, a selection of exhibitions from Rencontres d’Arles travel to China. After Joel Meyerowitz, Toilet Paper, Mathieu Pernot, Audrey Tautou, Blank Paper, the 66 photographers from Iran - Year 38 and Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti, in 2018 Jimei x Arles will exhibit:

- The Imaginary Pyramids by René Burri

- Being Human by William Wegman

- Lee McQueen – The Unfinished by Ann Ray

- H+ by Matthieu Gafsou

- A Pillar of Smoke – A Look at Turkey’s Contemporary Scene

- One exhibition from the New Discovery Award

- The 2018 Book Awards

Ever since its beginning, the festival has been a platform for new Chinese photography. Every year, ten talents are nominated for the Jimei x Arles Discovery Award. At stake is an award of 200,000 RMB (25,000 Euros) and an exhibition at the prestigious Rencontres d’Arles the following summer. After Zhu Lanqing (2015) and Céline Liu (2016), in 2017 the prize was awarded to Feng Li, with his series White Night begun 12 years ago on the streets of Chengdu. Feng Li’s work will be shown during the 49th Rencontres d’Arles (2 July to 23 September), along with Guo Yingguang’s (The Bliss of Conformity), a nominee for the award and the winner of the first Chinese award dedicated to Chinese female photographers, the Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro China Women Photographers Award (supported by Kering – Women in Motion).

A dozen other exhibitions will showcase the vitality of the Chinese and Asian photography scenes. After Japan, Hong Kong and Indonesia, in 2018 Jimei x Arles will dedicate a section of the festival to South Korean photography.

Download the press release

2018 Jimei x Arles | Call for curatorial projects

2018 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival launched its first public call for curatorial projects. It is intended for curators wishing to produce an unprecedented exhibition project with a relationship to Chinese photography.  

Jimei x Arles features more than 30 exhibitions arranged in different sections: exhibitions from Rencontres d’Arles, China Pulse, Crossover Photography, Jimei x Arles Discovery Award, Collector’s Tale, Local Action and a special focus on an Asian country.

In 2018, Jimei x Arles is launching a call for curatorial projects for its China Pulse and Crossover Photography sections. It is open to all exhibition curators specialized in Chinese photography.

China Pulse is a series of exhibitions curated by China photography specialists. It aims at taking the pulse of current trends in Chinese photography. Whether collective or individual, the exhibition project shall refer to the photography medium in its diversity of forms (print, digital, video…).

Crossover Photography section invites curators to show the possibilities of photography on different media (print, video, digital, objects…) and in crossing cultural contexts. The project can be a collective or individual exhibition.

Each exhibition has a maximum space of 200-230 square meters, located in the main festival venue (Jimei Citizen Center).

Additionally, Jimei x Arles festival will cover travel expenses within China for the curator and one of the artists participating in the exhibition to attend the festival’s opening on November 23-25.
The chosen projects will be part of the 2018 festival exhibition program (November 23 to January 2).

Download the rules of participation.
 

THE PROGRAM OF LES RENCONTRES D'ARLES 2018 is OUT!

The program of Les Rencontres d'Arles 2018 ( 02 July - 23 September) is out !

The winner of Jimei x Arles Discovery Award 2017 Feng Li and the winner of Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award Guo Yingguang will participate in this year's Rencontres d'Arles. 

Check the press release !

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WOMEN AWARD WINNER GUO YINGGUANG'S PHOTO SERIES FOR MADAME FIGARO

In 2017, Jimei x Arles International Photography Festival co-created with Madame Figaro the first Chinese photography award dedicated to women photographers: Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award, highlighting the work of a Chinese women photographers exhibited at Jimei x Arles. The winner is awarded 50,000 RMB and the opportunity to shoot a photo series for Madame Figaro China. This award is supported by Women in Motion, an international programme launched in 2015 by luxury group Kering. The young photographer Guo Yingguang won the prize with her series The Bliss of Comformity about arranged marriages.

Guo Yingguang's photo series for Madame Figaro was published in their March 2018 issue.  See some photos below!

This summer, Guo Yingguang will participate in Rencontres d'Arles 2018.

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Find out more about Guo Yingguang in this recent interview by Chinese video media Yitiao, where she tells about the story behind her photography project.

Watch the video

The Ultimate Luxury with 2017 Jimei x Arles Festival

Hantang Culture made two video reports especially for 2017 Jimei x Arles. Over 46 TV channels and several main airports have broadcasted their videos. Audiences can also check the reports online at Youku.com (Fashion Channel). So far, over 1.4 million people have watched the videos.

EP 1: Overview  

short preview, for full version, please click Ep 1 Overview