‚Je est une autre‘ - Self-optimization, staging, role reversal in art - discussed using the example of Hsia-Fei Chang
In the framework of the exhibition « Les jeux sont faits, rien ne va plus ! » by Hsia-Fei Chang
𝐼𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑒𝑥ℎ𝑖𝑏𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 « 𝐿𝑒𝑠 𝑗𝑒𝑢𝑥 𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑡 𝑓𝑎𝑖𝑡𝑠, 𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛 𝑛𝑒 𝑣𝑎 𝑝𝑙𝑢𝑠 ! » 𝑏𝑦 𝐻𝑠𝑖𝑎-𝐹𝑒𝑖 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑔
Josée Hansen and Wolfgang Ullrich talk about the photo project "New Life of a Woman" by Hsia-Fei Chang, which is not only made for the exhibition space but was originally created in social media. How much does it therefore owe to practices that are common there, but also makes them its own subject? Indeed, Chang operates with image types such as the selfie, engages in various forms of photographic self-dramatisation, questions what it means to assume a role or to be imposed upon. Her pictures deserve close examination, as they can teach us a lot about current pictorial practices between fake and fiction.
Wolfgang Ullrich is a cultural scientist and freelance author living in Leipzig. He researches and publishes on the history and critique of the concept of art, on topics related to the sociology of images, and on consumer theory. Since 2019, he has been co-editor of the book series "Digital Image Cultures" published by Klaus Wagenbach.
Josée Hansen is an author (Piccolo Teatro, Piccolo Mondo), art critic and long-time journalist. She currently works at the Ministry of Culture.
Speakers: Josée Hansen & Wolfgang Ullrich
Duration : 1h
Open to all, adults
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