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Photography and capitalism - Institut national d'histoire de l'art - INHA

Photographie & Capitalisme

Institut national d'histoire de l'art - INHA

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Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

Historiquement présentée comme un « art pour tous », la photographie est associée aux valeurs démocratiques. Qu’en est-il, cependant, de ses relations avec le capitalisme dont elle est contemporaine ? Sur le plan économique et culturel, la production des photographies met-elle en jeu des valeurs différentes de celles que lui attribuaient les promoteurs de l’invention au XIXe siècle ? Associée au monde des images, aux enjeux politiques du pouvoir, aux formes de propagande et à une société de consommation, la photographie n’est pas étrangère aux débats sur l’aliénation et les dérives du capitalisme. Il est temps d’ouvrir le chantier d’une étude poussée des relations entre la photographie et le système capitaliste, et d’analyser les ambiguïtés d’un médium toujours dépendant des pratiques et des usages.

Announcement

Study Day - Photography & Capitalism - Saturday 20th May 2017

Presentation

Historically described as an "art for all", photography is associated with democratic values. But what about its relations with the capitalism of which it is contemporary? On the economic and cultural level, does the production of photographs involve different values from those attributed by the promoters of its invention in the 19th century? Associated with the world of images, the political stakes of power, forms of propaganda and a consumer society, photography is not unconnected with the debates on alienation and the excesses of capitalism. It is time to open the field of a thorough study of the relations between photography and the capitalist system and to analyze the ambiguities of a medium dependent on practices and customs.

The study day is considered as a starting point for joint research. The papers will focus on the links between photography and capitalism in the 20th century, not only in its economic, but also as a political and ideological dimension. It is from a new angle that the paradoxes of an art maintaining an ambiguous relationship with the capitalist system will be confronted, accentuating its dominance or nourishing its contestation.

You are all warmly invited to come and take part in our exchanges.

Scientific commette

  • Prof. Michel Poivert,
  • Camille Balenieri,
  • Guillaume Blanc,
  • Taous Dahmani
  • Isabella Seniuta

Free admission, limited seating available

Galerie Colbert, National Institut of Art History (INHA), Salle Jullian, 1st floor, Métro Bourse, 2, rue Vivienne 75002 Paris

Contact : photographiecapitalisme@gmail.com

Places

  • Galerie Colbert, National Institut of Art History (INHA), Salle Jullian,1er étage, 2, rue Vivienne 75002 Paris
    Paris, France (75)

Date(s)

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017

Attached files

Keywords

  • Photographie, Capitalisme, Image, Histoire de la photographie, Journée d'étude, Sorbonne

Contact(s)

  • Taous Dahmani
    courriel : arip [dot] contact [at] gmail [dot] com

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Taous Dahmani
    courriel : arip [dot] contact [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Photography and capitalism - Institut national d'histoire de l'art - INHA », Study days, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, http://calenda.org/404816