Opening Ceremony
Nov
23
3:30 PM15:30

Opening Ceremony

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The official kick-off to 2018 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival! 

In the presence of:

  • Jimei government officials

  • His Excellency Mr. Jean-Maurice Ripert, Ambassador of France in China

  • Mr. Sam Stourdzé, Director of Rencontres d'Arles and Co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

  • Mr. RongRong, Photographer, Founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre and Co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

  • Mrs. Bérénice Angremy, Artistic Director of 2018 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

  • Ms. Victoria Jonathan, Artistic Director of 2018 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

The ceremony will be live-streamed by Zai Art.

Artists attending:

Cai Yirong (China), Chen Xiao (China), Chen Yongpeng (China), Cui Jiannan (China), Coca Dai (China), Feng Li (China), Matthieu Gafsou (Switzerland), Gan Yingying  (China), Hu Wei (China), Jiao Honghui (China), Jin Jing (China), Koo Bohnchang (South Korea), Lee Gapchul (South Korea), Lei Lei (China), Li Lang (China), Li Shixiong (China), Pixy Liao (China), Lau Wai (China), Christophe Loiseau (France), Luo Qianyu (China), Luo Shao (China), Min Byung-Hun (South Korea), Park Ki-Ho (South Korea), Ann Ray (France), Shao Ruilu (China), Shen Wei (China), Song Shuyang (China), Su Jiehao (China), Matjaz Tancic (Slovenia), Wang Lujia (China), Wiktoria Wojciechowska (Poland), Wong Wingsang (China), Wu Mengyuan (China), Yang Wenbin (China), Yoo Youngjin (South Korea), Zhou Yang (China), Zhou Yuedong (China)

Curators attending:

Clotilde Blanc-Burri (France), Dong Bingfeng (China), Sébastien Dupuy (France), Kim Sunyoung (South Korea), Chelsea Qianxi Liu (China), Li Jie (China), Liu Jie (China), Lu Chuan (China), Ruben Lundgren (The Netherlands), Grace Noh (USA-China), Park Haeni (South Korea), Timothy Prus (UK), Holly Roussell (USA), Seok Jae-Hyun (South Korea), Wang Yan (China), Xu Lin (USA-China), Zeng Huang (China), Zhou Yichen (China)

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Exhibition tours guided by artists & curators
Nov
23
4:30 PM16:30

Exhibition tours guided by artists & curators

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Free entrance at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre and Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall venues

16:30-17:00 General tour with the officials

17:00-17:15 Exhibition tour of Les Inachevés - Lee McQueen, guided by artist Ann Ray (Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall)

17:20-17:35 Exhibition tour of H+, guided by artist Matthieu Gafsou (Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall) 

17:40-17:55 Exhibition tour of Anything That Walks, guided by curators Ruben Lundgren and Timothy Prus (Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall)

18:00-18:15 Exhibition tour of Same Seasons, Different Memories, guided by curator Park Haeni and artist Yoo Youngjin (Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall) 

18:20-18:35 Exhibition tour of René Burri - The Imaginary Pyramids, guided by curators Clotilde Blanc-Burri and Sam Stourdzé (Three Shadows Photography Art Centre)

The tours will be livestreamed by Artron and Zai Art.

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Film screening at Hot Spring Resort
Nov
23
9:30 PM21:30

Film screening at Hot Spring Resort

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Entrance ticket: 228 RMB (buy on site)

The unmissable festive event of the Opening Weekend. Bring your bathing suit and relax in hot spring water while watching a great movie about photography! Come back for more details about the film programme!

Address: Xingbowan (Tianmu) Hot Spring Resort 厦门杏博湾(天沐)温泉度假村 

89 Boxi Road, Hotspring Island, Xinglin Garden, Jimei District 集美区 杏林园博苑温泉岛(园博西路 89 号), 近杏林园博苑北门

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PhotoFolio Reviews | Session 1
Nov
24
10:10 AM10:10

PhotoFolio Reviews | Session 1

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By application only. 300 RMB per meeting.

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On November 24-25, young photographers will have the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with high-caliber experts in the field of photography: Dong Bingfeng, Sébastien Dupuy, Matthieu Gafsou, He Yining, Koo Bohnchang, Li Jie, Liu Jie, Christophe Loiseau, Ruben Lundgren, Timothy Prus, RongRong, Holly Roussell, Seok Jae-hyun, Wang Yan.

Session 1: Gu Zheng, Koo Bohnchang, Matthieu Gafsou, Wang Yan, Holly Roussell, Li Jie, Dong Bingfeng, He Yining.

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Exhibition tours guided by artists & curators at More Art Museum
Nov
24
10:30 AM10:30

Exhibition tours guided by artists & curators at More Art Museum

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Free (included in entrance ticket)

10:30-10:40 Opening speech by More Art Museum director and festival art directors Bérénice
Angremy and Victoria Jonathan
10:45-11:00 Exhibition tour of White Night in Arles, guided by artist Feng Li
11:00-11:15 Exhibition tour of Turning Point - Fujian Photographers from the 1980s, guided by
artist Cui Jiannan and Jiao Honghui
11:15-11:30 Exhibition tour of Eyes of Sky - 1950s and 1960s Aerial Photos of Southeastern
Coastal Cities of China
, guided by Xu Lin

Address: 91 Jinqiao road, Siming district 思明区 金桥路91号

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Photo Talks | Zoom In: Photographing Intimacy
Nov
24
1:30 PM13:30

Photo Talks | Zoom In: Photographing Intimacy

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Free

Intimacy seems to become scarce in our hyper-connected world. Everyday, we photograph our friends and our surroundings, we take selfies, and share personal moments on WeChat or Facebook. Does it make us artists? Are the images we share of our everyday life « intimate »? What does intimacy mean and how can it be captured through photography? This topic will be discussed by five photographers who look at the world and people around them with a desire to reveal their intimacy and pass on their deep emotions. 

 RongRong & inri,  Untitled , 2008, No 25

RongRong & inri, Untitled, 2008, No 25

RongRong & inri, the influential Sino-Japanese couple who have been working together since 2000, unfold an intimate world while connecting with China’s socio-economic transformations. Their past critically acclaimed series of works, such as Mt. Fuji, in Nature, Liulitun, and Tsumari Story focus on the beauty of the human body in nature and the value of new beginnings in their shared life and surroundings, especially amidst a rapidly changing world.

 Coca Dai,  20110303 , 2011. From the series,  Judy Zhu 2008-2015  © Dai Jianyong. Courtesy of the artist.

Coca Dai, 20110303, 2011. From the series, Judy Zhu 2008-2015 © Dai Jianyong. Courtesy of the artist.

Shanghai artist Coca Dai’s series Judy Zhu 2008-2015, began at first as daily snapshots of his girlfriend and developed into a significant intimate narrative on contemporary womanhood.

 Pixy Liao,  How to build a relationship with layered meanings , 2008. From the series,  Experimental Relationship © Pixy Liao. Courtesy of the artist.

Pixy Liao, How to build a relationship with layered meanings, 2008. From the series, Experimental Relationship© Pixy Liao. Courtesy of the artist.

Pixy Liao’s ongoing long-term project Experimental Relationship began in 2007. In this work, she stages photographs with her Japanese boyfriend, Moro, to challenge conventional ideas of gender dynamics and explore how national culture influences interactions in a romantic relationship.

 Ann Ray,  Inside III , London, 2000 (Lee McQueen). Courtesy of the artist.

Ann Ray, Inside III, London, 2000 (Lee McQueen). Courtesy of the artist.

Ann Ray met Lee McQueen in 1996, when he had just been made the artistic director of Givenchy. An immediate friendship was formed; over 13 years, until his death in 2010, Lee McQueen let Ann Ray photograph everything: preparations, runway shows, intimate moments. 

Moderator:

  • He Yining, independent writer and curator

Speakers:

The talk will be live-streamed by Artron and Zai Art.

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Photo Talks | Copy/Paste: Photography and The Archive
Nov
24
2:30 PM14:30

Photo Talks | Copy/Paste: Photography and The Archive

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Photography as a medium has been used to document and archive boundless topics, from the microscopic to the macroscopic. From the beginning of its history, photography has been used to provide visual evidence, proof of what « really » happened — whether it has been used for scientific, criminal or other purposes. On the other hand, photography filters and mediates what is preserved. Photo archives capture history as much as they enshrine the perspectives of those who have recorded it; they integrate both processes of remembering and forgetting. What can we really learn from what we see in a picture? Many artists use the photography of others as the source material of their work. Their ways of interacting with the archive deepen the viewer’s insight into the initial organization of material used to preserve the past.

  Great Wall made out of ham , colour photograph, 1990s. Courtesy of The Archive of Modern Conflict

Great Wall made out of ham, colour photograph, 1990s. Courtesy of The Archive of Modern Conflict

Timothy Prus is the curator of The Archive of Modern Conflict, an organisation dedicated to the collection and preservation of vernacular photographs, objects, artefacts, curiosities, and ephemera. Founded in 1991, the archive began as a collection of photographs relating to war and conflict but has since expanded its remit to become the vast and thematically diverse repository it is today (nearly 8 million images). Together with Ruben Lundgren, Timothy Prus curated the exhibition Anything That Walks, a collection of photographs by amateurs and professionals from the 1960s to the 1990s in China, showing how food has been staged long before the hashtag #foodporn became popular online.

 Central Xiamen and Gulangyu Island. August 20, 1958. Unknown US Mission Pilot. From the exhibition Eyes of Sky - 1950’s and 1960’s Aerial Photos of Southeastern Coastal Cities of China, proposed by Xu Lin. Courtesy of U.S. National Archives.

Central Xiamen and Gulangyu Island. August 20, 1958. Unknown US Mission Pilot. From the exhibition Eyes of Sky - 1950’s and 1960’s Aerial Photos of Southeastern Coastal Cities of China, proposed by Xu Lin. Courtesy of U.S. National Archives.

Xu Lin, a Chinese engineer who moved to the United States in the early 1990’s, has been exploring the U.S. National Archives over the past ten years, in search for aerial views of China in the 1950s and 1960s. When Cold War was at its peak, between 1957 and 1967, over 100 reconnaissance missions were successfully flown over China, covering from Xinjiang and Tibet to Heilongjiang and Hainan Island. The U-2 high altitude reconnaissance airplane was the most important image collecting platform of the period. Images collected then are precious resources in the study of China’s changes of landscape, urbanization and economics.

 Lau Wai,  I'm just Wan Chai girl , 135 cm x 75.7 cm,Archival pigment print, 2018. ©Courtesy of the artist

Lau Wai, I'm just Wan Chai girl, 135 cm x 75.7 cm,Archival pigment print, 2018. ©Courtesy of the artist

Born in the 1980s, Lau Wai and Lei Lei have at least one thing in common: they use old photos and images belonging to a collective imagination (film clips, postcards, archive images, vintage albums unearthed at flea markets...), in order to decipher our era and the past representations that have shaped it. These artists invite us to reflect on what it means to be an author and what has become of image ownership today. Beyond taking photos, they think about how we acquire, read, and share images in the age of media and social networks.

 Lei Lei,  Potted Landscape Art Exhibition,  Bonsai Art Exhibition Office, 1979 © Courtesy of the artist

Lei Lei, Potted Landscape Art Exhibition, Bonsai Art Exhibition Office, 1979 © Courtesy of the artist

Moderator:

  • Gu Zheng, art critic and historian, consultant for Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival

Speakers:

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Photo Talks | Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award Forum
Nov
24
4:00 PM16:00

Photo Talks | Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award Forum

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In 2017, the Jimei x Arles photo festival and the magazine Madame Figaro China launched the Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award, honoring the work of Chinese women photographers exhibited at Jimei x Arles. This is the first award dedicated to women photographers in China. It is made thanks to Women in Motion, an international programme launched in 2015 by the luxury group Kering to underline the contribution made by women to image-led industries

In this talk, speakers who are major contributors to the image industry each in their own field, whether it is photography, media, cinema or fashion, will discuss the role of women in image making. Is there such a thing as the female gaze? Or in other words, what does the perspective of a female photographer or artist bring to a photography or art work that would be different from a male view of the subject? How do the fashion and cinema industries reflect the current shift in gender roles?

Moderators:

  • Liu Feifei, executive editor-in-chief of Madame Figaro China

  • Bérénice Angremy, art director of Jimei x Arles International Photography Festival

Speakers:

  • Cai Jinqing (president of Kering Greater China)

  • Guo Yingguang (photographer, winner of the Jimei x Arles – Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award 2017)

  • Jiang Jie (artist and professor at the Sculpture Department of CAFA)
    - Sam Stourdzé (director of Rencontres d'Arles and co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival)

  • Wiktoria Wojciechowska (photographer, winner of the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles 2018)

  • Yu Feihong (actress and director)

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Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award Ceremony
Nov
24
5:30 PM17:30

Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award Ceremony

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Initiated in 2016 in Rencontres d'Arles, the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro – Arles rewards every year a woman photographer, whose work is shown in the festival. Past winners of the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro – Arles include Wiktoria Wojciechowska (2018), Paz Errazuriz (2017) and Laia Abril (2016), chosen by juries presided by French movie stars Marion Cotillard, Mélanie Laurent and Isabelle Huppert.

In 2017, the Madame Figaro China launched the Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award, honoring the work of Chinese women photographers exhibited at Jimei x Arles.

The laureate of the Jimei x Arles - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award, selected by a prestigious jury composed of leading figures in the art, cinema or fashion world, is awarded 50,000 RMB and invited to shoot a photo series for Madame Figaro China. The winner of the first edition of the prize in 2017 was Guo Yingguang.

2018 nominees: Chen Xiao & Zhou Yichen, Du Yanfang, Gan Yingying, Pixy Liao, Shao Ruilu, Song Shuyang, Wu Mengyuan and Zhou Yang.

2018 jury members: Yaël Blic-Ripert (wife of the Ambassador of France in China, legal expert and psychologist), Cai Jinqing (president of Kering China), RongRong (photographer, founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre and co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival), Jean-Sébastien Stehli (deputy editor-in-chief of Madame Figaro France), Sam Stourdzé (director of Rencontres d'Arles and co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival).

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.

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After Party in Shapowei Art District
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

After Party in Shapowei Art District

Venue: Thank You Café

Xiamen art and music scene veteran Dfu welcomes us in his bar, Thank You Cafe, in the heart of Xiamen’s Shapowei art district. DJ Dfu will play some tunes from his vast record collection, and delicious cocktails and food specialties will be prepared!

Address: 162 Daxue Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian 厦门市思明区大学路162

Tel: 0592-2082609

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PhotoFolio Reviews | Session 2
Nov
25
10:10 AM10:10

PhotoFolio Reviews | Session 2

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Library of Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre

By application only. 300 RMB per meeting.

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On November 24-25, young photographers will have the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with high-caliber experts in the field of photography: Dong Bingfeng, Sébastien Dupuy, Matthieu Gafsou, Gu Zheng, He Yining, Koo Bohnchang, Li Jie, Liu Jie, Christophe Loiseau, Ruben Lundgren, Timothy Prus, RongRong, Holly Roussell, Seok Jae-hyun, Wang Yan.

Session 2: Ruben Lundgren, He Yining, Liu Jie, Christophe Loiseau, Seok Jae-hyun, Timothy Prus, Sébastien Dupuy, RongRong.

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Book signings by artists
Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

Book signings by artists

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Venue: Book store of Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre

Artists and curators will sign recently published books related to their exhibitions at Jimei x Arles 2018. Limited quantities available. Get your copy!

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Exhibition tours guided by artists & curators
Nov
25
1:30 PM13:30

Exhibition tours guided by artists & curators

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Venue: Three Shadows Photography Art Centre and Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall

13:30-13:45 Exhibition tour of Limb Eung-sik - History Through the Lens and Reinventing Our Time, guided by curators Kim Sunyoung and Seok Jae-hyun, in presence of artists Koo Bohnchang, Lee Gap-chul, Min Byung-hun and Park Ki Ho (Three Shadows Photography Art Centre)

14:00-14:15 Exhibition tour of Right to the Image, guided by artist Christophe Loiseau (Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall) 

14:30-14:45 Exhibition tour of Sparks, guided by artist Wiktoria Wojciechowska and curator Sébastien Dupuy (Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall)

The tours will be live-streamed by Zai Art.

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Jimei x Arles Discovery Award Ceremony
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Jimei x Arles Discovery Award Ceremony

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2018 Jimei x Arles Discovery Award winner announced!

Every year, ten talents of Chinese photography are selected by five curators. The winner of the Jimei x Arles Discovery Award is awarded a 200,000 RMB prize and an exhibition in the following year’s edition of Rencontres d’Arles.

The 2018 nominees: Coca Dai (1976), Hu Wei (1989), Lei Lei (1985), Pixy Liao (1979), Lau Wai (1982), Shao Ruilu (1993), Shen Wei (1977), Su Jiehao (1988), Wong Wingsang (1990), Yang Wenbin (1996). They were selected by curators Dong Bingfeng, Li Jie, Chelsea Qianxi Liu, Holly Roussell and Wang Yan

Winners of the past editions include Feng Li (2017), Liu Silin (2016) and Zhu Lanqing (2015).

2018 jury members: David Chau (director of CC Foundation, founder of 021 / Jing Art and collector), Gu Zheng (art historian and critic), Inri (photographer and founder of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre), Sam Stourdzé (director of Rencontres d'Arles and co-founder of Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival), Philip Tinari (director of UCCA).

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