Worry not! Replay our livestream programs anytime, anywhere!

1 guided exhibition tour and 3 talks were broadcasted online by NetEase and ZaiArt app during Opening Week. Now, if you were not in Xiamen at that time, don't worry, scan the QR codes below and check out the programs online anytime, anywhere you want.

Exhibition Tour

On 25th November, Bérénice Angremy, Sam Stourdzé and RongRong guided an exhibition tour at the main venue of the festival. So far, 70039 audiences have watched this program online.

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Click the picture and get access to the video at NetEase

Click the picture and get access to the video at NetEase

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Talks

This year, we invited curators, artists and experts to give 3 talks focused on different topics and aspects. ZaiArt app provided the online live streaming for us. Over 12 000 audiences have watched the programs.

Is this Photography? Image production in China today

Whether they are using archive, manipulating advertising images, or images published by internet and social media users, photographers are no longer simply the person behind the camera clicking the shutter button. The image can either be shot, reproduced, copied, edited… While a number of photographic artists have begun to borrow imagery from the public, at the same time the consumer society is producing images that are absorbing photographic art forms. This talk will question the relation between art and commerce photographers' works and the explosion of image consumption and production in China today. 

Moderator: He Yining.

Speakers: He JingDu XiyunWang Qi, Xiang ZhenhuaWu DingWang Haiqing.

In Mandarin. 

Live streaming at ZaiArt App:

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The emergence of photographers’ collectives. Is there strength in unity?

 

This year, Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival shows the work of three photographic collectives: Blank Paper, which emerged in Madrid (Spain) in the early 2000s at a time of profound economic crisis; Ruang MES 56, an artist-run space established in Yogyakarta (Indonesia) in 2002; the real (nominated for 2017 Jimei x Arles Discovery Award), a recently established trio of Chinese photographers born in the 1990s, whose work explores the frontier of performance and photography. This talk is an opportunity to discuss the strategies that lead artists who unite in photographic collectives - a group of photographers working together under the same name - in their struggle against a world in crisis, both economically and socially, in which photography drowns in a mass of images while the identity of an artist arises or disappears according to modes and policies.

Moderator: Nataline Colonnello

Speakers: Blank Paper (Sonia Berger, Julian Baron, David Hornillos)、Ruang MES 56 (Wimo Ambala Bajang), Nie Xiaoyi.

In English. 

Live streaming at ZaiArt App:

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Photography, history and memory

Photographers can be "doctors" who uncover and observe different kinds of phantom pains, by appropriating forgotten images and plots from the past, as curator Shen Chen puts it in his exhibition Phantom Pain Clinic, confronting the works of contemporary artists from all horizons on historical events or characters such as Hiroshima, the Nazi Germany’s siege of Leningrad or Sun Yat-sen. Photographers can also be witnesses of their own time, by recording political and social change, by reflecting history in the making - like Lan Zhigui in Tibet in the 1960s and 1970s, or photographers from Blank Paper (Stories of the Immediate Present) and Ruang MES 56 (Alhamdullilah We Made It about the refugee crisis) nowadays. This talk will discuss how artists use photographic images in order to explore questions of history and memory.

Moderator: Tang Zehui.

Speakers: Shen ChenYoshikatsu Fujii, Wimo Ambala Bajang (Ruang MES 56), Wu ShixiongThomas Sauvin.

In English and Chinese

Live streaming at ZaiArt App:

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You weren't there? Check the playback of Opening Week in Jimei X Arles

2017 Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival now opens to the public from Nov. 25, 2017 to Jan. 8, 2018.

This year, the festival includes 2 main exhibition halls, 10 sites, 40 exhibitions and about 250 artists. During the Opening Week (Nov. 25 to 28), several exhibition tours, ceremonies and talks  were held in Xiamen. If you miss our wonderful activities at that time, don't worry! Just scan the QR codes below and play them back again.

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November 25th 

Media Preview

10:00-12:00AM

Guided by curators and artists

Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall

Opening Ceremony

3:00 PM-3:45 PM

Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall

Exhibition Opening Guided Tour

3:45-5:30 PM

Threeshadows (Xiamen)Photography Art Center

Piano Performance

5:30PM--5:50PM

Threeshadows (Xiamen)Photography Art Center

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Jimei X Arles Discovery Award Ceremony

2017 Jimei X Arles Discovery Award Winner —— Feng Li

2017 Jimei X Arles Discovery Award Special Winner —— Siu Wai Hang

6:00 PM-6:50 PM

Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall

Photo Book Station

9:35AM-5:30 PM,Daily

Threeshadows (Xiamen)Photography Art Center

‘Arles Night of the Year’ screening@Tianmu Hotspring

9:30 PM-11:00 PM

Tianmu Hotspring

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November 26th

Talk:“Is this Photography? Image production in China today”

10:10 AM-11:40 PM

Threeshadows (Xiamen)Photography Art Center

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Photofolio Review 1

10:10 AM-12:00 PM

Threeshadows (Xiamen)Photography Art Center

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Exhibition Tour:Mathieu Pernot The Gorgans and Feng Li

1:30 PM-2:00 PM

Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall

Local Action Opening Ceremony:VISUALITY IS THE SCENE OF NEGLIGENCE

2:30 PM-4:30 PM

Zhongjun Tower,Siming Cinema

Jimei X Arles —— MADAME FIGARO CHINA WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS AWARD

6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Wind Hotel

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PECHAKUCHA NIGHT

7:30 PM-9:30 PM

Threeshadows (Xiamen)Photography Art Center

Arles Night of the Year’ screening@DaSoho

8:00 PM-9:30 PM

DaSoho Art Map

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‘New Asian Scenery’ film screenings@Threeshadows Xiamen

9:45 PM-11:45 PM

Threeshadows (Xiamen)Photography Art Center

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November 27th

Talk:“The emergence of photographers’ collectives. Is there strength in unity?”

10:10 AM-11:40 PM

Threeshadows (Xiamen)Photography Art Center

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Photofolio Review 2

10:10 AM-12:00 PM

Threeshadows (Xiamen)Photography Art Center

Talk by Lang Yuwen and Huang Jianpeng

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Threeshadows (Xiamen)Photography Art Center

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Photofolio Review 3

1:40 PM-3:30 PM

Threeshadows (Xiamen)Photography Art Center

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Talk: “Photography, history and memory”

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Threeshadows (Xiamen)Photography Art Center

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Local Action —— After the Ebb Opening Ceremony

4:30 PM-6:30 PM

Wind Hotel

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After Party

9:00 PM-11:00 PM

Shapowei

 

 

November 28th

Local Action —— DaSoho exhibition tour

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Jimeixuecun

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Local Action —— City Thinking Guide Tour

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Huaqiao University, Institute of overseas Chinese/international relations

Guo Yingguang won the Women Photographers Award

2017 Jimei x Arles -- Madame Figaro China Women Photographers Award announced its winner in Nov. 26. Guo Yingguang and her work The Bliss of Conformity won the prize.

LIST OF NOMINEES FOR THE 2017 JIMEI X ARLES - MADAME FIGARO WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS AWARD

JURY COMPOSITION

  • Sam Stourdzé, director of Rencontres d'Arles and co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival
  • RongRong, photographer, founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre and co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival
  • Anais Martane-Liu, photographer
  • Ms Min, Xiamen-based fashion designer
  • Jean-Sébastien Stehli, chief editor of Madame Figaro France
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Creativity and photography belong to the history of international women's magazine Madame Figaro: for 37 years, the world's best photographers have collaborated with the magazine, and not only for fashion series.

At the ceremony, Sam Stourdzé said, “This is the third Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival and its influence has rapidly increased. This women photographer Awards has developed a new dimension for the festival." French Madame Figaro editor in chief Jean-Sébastien Stehli mentioned in his speech that he was impressed by the six candidates and it's hard to choose one as the winner. He has also shared the history of this award in France.

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Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award is supported by Women in Motion, an international programme launched in 2015 by luxury group Kering to showcase the contribution of women to the film and image industry. Charlotte Judet, Vice President Communications at Kering Group, said, " Kering Group has always supported women photographers and their works; this award is an encouragement for Chinese female photographers."

The jury members visited the exhibition and listened to the candidates' introduction to the works. After discussing with each other, they presented this award to Guo Yingguang. Guo Yingguang (born 1983) began her photographic career with Reuters, China Daily, and other media groups. Moving on to the artistic world, her creations revolve around social problems in contemporary China: women on the shelf, arranged marriages, and pseudo-intimacy between the husbands and wives who are the victims of such marriages. She uses image creation to express emotions that connect to her past. Her combination of photography and printmaking aims for melancholia, delicacy, and abstraction.

The laureate of the Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award will be awarded 50,000 RMB and the opportunity to shoot a photo series for Madame Figaro China.

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2017 Jimei X Arles Discovery Award Winner Announced

After long-time discussion from the jury members, photographer Feng Li won the 2017 Jimei X Arles Discovery Award. He will be awarded 200,000 RMB prize and an exhibition in 2018 Rencontres d’Arles. In the meantime, Siu Wai Hang was awarded Special Mention from the jury.

The Jury Members are:

Inri:photographer, Co-founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Center

Charles Jin: the chair of the board of French photo agency Sipa Press. 

Sam Stourdzé:Rencontres d'Arles Director

Wang Huangsheng:Former Director of CAFA Art Museum

Bérénice Angremy : 2017 Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival Director 

The festival director Ms Bérénice Anremy hosted the Award Ceremony. Mr. Wang Huangsheng announced the Special Mention from the jury members. In the end, the award winner was announced by Mr. Sam Stourdzé.

2017 Jimei X Arles Discovery Award Winner:

Feng Li (nominated by Thomas Sauvin)

2017 Jimei X Arles Special Mention:

Siu Wai Hang (nominated by Tang Zehui)

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Feng Li expressed his gratitude to the juries after being awarded the prize. He especially thanked Rongrong and Inri for their hard work in establishing Three Shadows Photography Art Center, which has contributed a lot to the development of comteporary Chinese photography. He said, "Even if I live in Sichuan province, however, I was nominated for Three Shadows Photography prize, and received lots of help. After all, I have to thank my curator Thomas Sauvin very much. " 

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Words from Thomas Sauvin:

Feng Li is the man of one series, White Night, which he has worked on for more than 10 years. All his talent, flair, and technique, are deployed in one and the same work, intimately tied to his daily life. If some practice photography as if it were like hunting, one can say that Feng Li practices it more like calligraphy or morning taichi. Like a sportsman or musician who repeats a movement 100 or 1000 times, Feng Li takes daily pictures in Chengdu. Skilled at shooting very intuitive street photos, he wanders the city, delicately capturing the city's human fauna in all its incredible postures.

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Feng Li, from the series White Night, 2007, courtesy of the artist

Feng Li, from the series White Night, 2007, courtesy of the artist

His photos tend to show chance encounters with an improbable cast of reality, its shopping streets, parks and restaurants. It seems that Feng Li is most at ease at close range rather than going on distant adventures, and it is almost in spite of himself that strange creatures find themselves stuck on his view finder. Feng Li has an eye only for the everyday and it is without effort that he discovers the most unusual scenes of the ordinary spectacle of life. Starlets in mini skirts, old ladies in fake fur, aimless street sleepers, a multicoloured parrot, he pins down unique characters who all, in their own ways, seem to play a part in the great fiction of ordinary life.

A Platform for the New Chinese Photography Scene | Conversation at Shanghai PhotoFairs

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Saturday, September 9

11.30 - 12.15 am | A Platform for the New Chinese Photography Scene

Moderator | Cao Dan, publisher of LEAP and The Art Newspaper China (Modern Media)
Speakers | Sam Stourdzé (Director of festival Rencontres d'Arles (France), co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival), Rong Rong (Photographer, founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival), Bérénice Angremy (Director of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, co-founder of Doors 门艺 Art & Culture Agency), Li Bo (Photographer), Wang Tuo (Artist)

As part of the Shanghai PhotoFairs Conversations programme.

More information: http://photofairs.org/shanghai/en/public-program-shanghai-2017-en/conversations.html

Press conference at Shanghai PhotoFairs on September 7!

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Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival invites you to their Shanghai press conference at the Residence of the Consul General of France.

Thursday, September 7 from 10 to 11 am

Media registration: 9.30am

The press conference will be followed by a French breakfast (from 11am to noon)

 

Location: Residence of the Consul General of France in Shanghai

1431 Huaihai Middle Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai

 

RSVP before Monday, September 4th at: menyi@doors-agency.com