Discussion on documentary practices and aesthetics
In the context of the two solo exhibitions that open on February 6 at BAC, Diane Dufour, Eric Baudelaire and Jananne Al-Ani will debate the critical function of documentary practices in the specific context of past and current conflict zones. This discussion will also focus on how formal parti pris can bring new perspectives to the well-known tensions between aesthetic and political representation.
Diane Dufour, director of magnum photos from 2000 to 2006, has curated a number of exhibitions including euro visions at centre Pompidou (2005) and l’image d’aprés at the cinémathèque française in Paris (2007) and centre de cultura contemporània de Barcelona (2008). In 2010 she created le bal transforming a former ballroom in Paris into an experimental platform for contemporary images – photography, video, film, and new media. Among the exhibitions presented at le bal, anonymes, l’amérique sans nom (2010), topography of war (2011) and Paul graham (2012). She has been a member of the purchase committee for photography of the fond national d’art contemporain from 2010 to 2012.