Nov
27
2:00 PM14:00

Talk - Photography, history and memory

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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 Chen, Yoshikatsu Fujii, Wimo Ambala Bajang (Ruang MES 56), Wu Shixiong, Thomas Sauvin.

In English and Chinese, free (included in festival ticket)

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Nov
27
1:40 PM13:40

PhotoFolio Review - Session 3

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On November 26-27, young photographers will have the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with high-caliber experts in the field of photography such as Sam StourdzéRongRongMathieu PernotBérénice AngremyKaren SmithCharles JinHuang JianpengSonia BergerShen ChenHe YiningRuben LundgrenThomas SauvinTang ZehuiDu XiyunLiu TianChen WeiMarine Cabos.

Session 3: Marine CabosHe YiningSonia BergerRuben LundgrenSam StourdzéBérénice Angremy

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Nov
27
10:10 AM10:10

Talk - The emergence of photographers’ collectives. Does unity make strength?

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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: Sam Stourdzé or Bérénice Angremy

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

In English. Free (included in festival ticket)

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Nov
27
10:10 AM10:10

PhotoFolio Review - Session 2

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On November 26-27, young photographers will have the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with high-caliber experts in the field of photography such as Sam StourdzéRongRongMathieu PernotBérénice AngremyKaren SmithLiu Heung ShingCharles JinHuang JianpengSonia BergerShen ChenHe YiningRuben LundgrenThomas SauvinTang ZehuiDu XiyunLiu TianChen WeiMarine Cabos.

Session 2: He YiningRongRongThomas SauvinTang ZehuiLiu TianShen Chen

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Nov
26
9:45 PM21:45

‘New Asian Scenery’ film screenings @ Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

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Chinese director Guo Xiaodong will present a selection of Asian movies during the festival. Free admission.

Japan / Yokohama Mary    92 min

Location:Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Center
Time:11.26 1:45-23:17

Location:China Film Stellar Theater Chain
Time:12.03 10:00-11:32


Malaysia /  Absent without Leave   90 min

Location:Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Center
Time:12.02 15:00-16:30

Location:Under The Stars
Time:12.09 19:30-21:00


Korea / Time to Read Poems    74 min

Location:Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Center
Time: 12.09 15:00-16:14

Location:Under The Stars
Time:12.31 19:30-20:44


Singapore / Snakeskin   105 min

Location:Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Center
Time:12.10 15:00-16:45

Location:China Film Stellar Theater Chain
Time:12.17 10:00-11:44


Indonesia / Turah     83 min

Location:Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Center
时间:12.16 15:00-16:23

Location:Under The Stars
时间:12.23 19:30-20:53


Vietnam / Mars in the Well (short)    19min   The City of Mirrors   87min

Location:Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Center
Time:12.23    15:00-16:51

Location:China Film Stellar Theater Chain
Time:12.30     10:00-11:51


China / Hills and Mountains (short)     80min

Location:Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Center
Time:2018.01.03    15:00 -16:20

Location:China Film Stellar Theater Chain
Time:2018.01.06    10:00-11:20

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Nov
26
8:00 PM20:00

Arles "Night of the Year" Screening @ DaSoHo Project

The unmissable festive event of the Opening Weekend is a photo walk featuring around 20 proposals — in which Rencontres d’Arles festival’s favorite artists and photographers and institutions were given carte blanche — projected in loops on a big screen at the venue of Local Action's DaSoHo Project.

MAP Exhibition Tour | DaSoHo Art Map

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Nov
26
6:00 PM18:00

Jimei x Arles – Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award Ceremony

The laureate of the Jimei x Arles – Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award Ceremony, selected by a prestigious jury composed of leading figures in art, cinema and fashion, will be awarded 50,000 RMB and the opportunity to shoot a photo series for Madame Figaro China, with the support of Kering – Women in Motion.

Ceremony and cocktail by invitation only.

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Nov
26
10:10 AM10:10

PhotoFolio Review - Session 1

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On November 26-27, young photographers will have the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with high-caliber experts in the field of photography such as Sam Stourdzé, RongRong, Mathieu Pernot, Bérénice Angremy, Karen Smith, Liu Heung ShingCharles Jin, Huang Jianpeng, Sonia Berger, Shen Chen, He Yining, Ruben Lundgren, Thomas Sauvin, Tang Zehui, Liu Tian,  Marine Cabos.

Session 1: Thomas SauvinCharles JinMathieu PernotKaren Smith, Liu Heung ShingHuang Jianpeng

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Nov
26
10:10 AM10:10

Talk - Is this Photography? Image production in China today

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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 Jing, Du Xiyun, Wang Qi, Xiang Zhenhua, Wu Ding, Wang Haiqing.

In Mandarin. Free (included in festival ticket)

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Nov
25
9:30 PM21:30

Arles "Night of the Year" screening @ Hot Spring Resort

The unmissable festive event of the Opening Weekend is a photo walk featuring around 20 proposals — in which Rencontres d’Arles festival’s favorite artists and photographers and institutions were given carte blanche — projected in loops on screens scattered around a hot spring bath resort. Bring your bathing suit! 

Ticket: 228 RMB

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Nov
25
3:45 PM15:45

Exhibition tours guided by artists and curators

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The schedule of guided tours is subject to change, please come back for updates!

3:45-4:00 pm Exhibition tour of Superfacial, guided by exhibition curator Sam Stourdzé and artist Audrey Tautou (TBC) - Jimei Citizen Centre

4:00-4:15 pm Exhibition tour or China Pulse program Uncertain Traces, guided by Du Xiyun (curator), Ai Moyang, Li Bo, Zhang Zhujun and Zheng Hongchang - Jimei Citizen Centre

4.15-4.30 pm Exhibition tour of China Pulse program BrokenIce : 160118-170811, guided by Ruben Lundgren (curator)  - Jimei Citizen Centre

4.35-4.50 pm Exhibition tour of Local Action program Sister, guided by Huang Rui (curator) and Lu Yanjin - Dream Space

5:00-5:15 pm Exhibition tour of A Refuge of the Mind - Wang Wusheng's Landscape Photographs, guided by exhibition curator RongRong and artist Wang Wusheng (TBC) - Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

5:15-5:30 pm Exhibition tour of Joel Meyerowitz - Early Works, guided by exhibition curator Sam Stourdzé - Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

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Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Opening Ceremony

The official kick-off to 2017 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival! In presence of Sam Stourdzé, Director of Rencontres d'Arles and Co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, RongRong, Founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre and Co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, and Bérénice Angremy, Director of 2017 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival.

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