Friday, September 11, 2020, 6 pm
Location: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
5 EUR, reduced 3 EUR, for members of the FFF and students with valid ID card admission is free.
Publishing was, historically, the privileged medium to circulate images, and women used it to claim their artistic, economic, political and sexual independence. Although their contribution to the history of photography and to publishing was definitive and groundbreaking in many areas, the publications documenting their achievements are scarce. The degree of erasure and misrepresentation, the lack of documentation, academic research and archives, brings a sense of urgency: It is a collective task and responsibility to write a different history of women artists and photographers and their editorial practices. What are the conditions— political, socio-economic, artistic, etc.—that made this erasure possible? And to what extent are these conditions still present?
The lecture will be held in English.
Delphine Bedel is an artist, lecturer, curator and editorial director, specialised in emerging practices in visual culture, design and publishing. Known for her cutting-edge publications and feminist education projects, she works with leading cultural institutions, museums and art and design academies. She founded Meta/Books, a publishing and curatorial platform. Bedel is a member the German Photographic Academy (DFA). She serves as a jury member, lecturer and portfolio reviewer for photography festivals including Paris Photo, Contact Festival Toronto, C/O Berlin Award, Futures, Plat(t)form Fotomuseum Winterthur, Unseen Book Dummy Award, Kassel Photobook Award, EyeEm Festival, Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award, Photobookfest Book Dummy Award, Moscow, Fotodepartament St Petersburg, Maison Européenne de la Photographie Paris, Rush Photobook Marseille, Institut pour la Photographie, Lille, etc. Her research focuses on the legacy of women photographers and their editorial practices, and she contributes to books and magazines. She teaches publishing in various art and design academies in Europe since 2008, including the Design Academy Eindhoven, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, Kassel Kunsthochschule, Akademie der Kunst Berlin, Geneva University of Art and Design, etc. She is currently teaching at the Royal Academy of the Arts, The Hague (NL). Her work is exhibited internationally.