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CONTACT 2013 : FIELD OF VISION – Jill Glessing, Expanding our Field with Contact Festival

CONTACT 2013 : FIELD OF VISION – Jill Glessing, Expanding our Field with Contact Festival

August 15, 2018 [originally published in CV96 in Winter 2014] — In its fifteenth year, Contact, the world’s largest photography festival, offered an expanded schedule of photography-based adventures that included films, workshops, 174 exhibitions, and a three-day symposium featuring international curators and critics. Following a line-up that included Geoffrey Batchen and Joel Snyder…

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2013 – Zoë Tousignant, Drone: The Automated Image

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2013 – Zoë Tousignant, Drone: The Automated Image

August 13, 2018 [originally published in CV96 in Winter 2014] — The challenge faced by theme-based biennials is to propose a conceptual framework that allows a great number and wide diversity of artworks to be brought together while providing an original viewpoint that positively inflects the reading of the works gathered. Rarely has Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal offered such a cohesive and powerful curatorial statement as in its 13th edition, Drone: The Automated Image…

Les Rencontres d’Arles – Serge Allaire, Arles in Black

Les Rencontres d’Arles – Serge Allaire, Arles in Black

August 8, 2018 [originally published in CV96 in Winter 2014] — Attending the inaugural week of the Rencontres is always a rather frenetic experience, with almost fifty exhibitions to see, as well as the associated programming and a three-day colloquium, not to mention the daily encounters and debates during which artists, curators, and critics comment on the exhibitions, and the evenings at the Théâtre antique. And then, there are the after-hours activities…

Gabriel Coutu-Dumont, The Way of the Willows – Sylvain Campeau

Gabriel Coutu-Dumont, The Way of the Willows – Sylvain Campeau

August 6, 2018 [originally published in French in CV96 in Winter 2014] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

Sven Augustijnen, Spectres – Érika Nimis

Sven Augustijnen, Spectres – Érika Nimis

August 1, 2018 [originally published in French in CV96 in Winter 2014] — You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

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