The second edition of women on the move The LAB, launched in 2021, supports the development of the Bettina Grossman archive, under the direction of artist Yto Barrada.
Since its launch at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, women on the move highlighted the creativity and uniqueness of talented women in the arts and culture, whose work is helping to transform our view of the world.
On Tuesday July 5, 2022, during the first evening at the Théâtre Antique d’Arles, Kering and the Rencontres d’Arles will present the women on the move Award to Franco-American photographer Babette Mangolte. On this occasion, she will present her work and share with the public her journey and her view of the place of women in photography. A personal exhibition will be dedicated to him at the Sainte-Anne church in Arles.
the women on the move This prize, awarded each year since 2019 in recognition of the career of an exceptional photographer, comes with an endowment of 25,000 euros for the acquisition of works by the winning artist for the collection of the Rencontres d’Arles. . The previous winners are Susan Meiselas in 2019, Sabine Weiss in 2020 and Liz Johnson Artur in 2021.
Susan Meiselas, in 2019 the first winner of the women on the move Award, will also be present at the Rencontres d’Arles through an exhibition of her work at the Saint-Blaise church, in collaboration with the composer Marta Gentilucci.
the women on the move LAB 2021/2022: Bettina Grossman by Yto Barrada
Launched in 2019 by Kering and the Rencontres d’Arles in collaboration with the women on the move price, the women on the move The LAB provides concrete support for any project highlighting women in photography.
The first edition, 2019 to 2021, was devoted to rewarding the place of women in the history of photography and resulted in the publication by Editions Textuel du A World History of Women Photographers. The LAB also supported the English edition, A global history of women photographers, to be published in June 2022, by Thames & Hudson.
For the second edition of the LAB starting in 2021, Kering and the Rencontres d’Arles are continuing their commitment to women photographers in need of recognition, by supporting the research and promotion of Bettina Grossman’s archives by the artist Yto Barrada, and the exhibition organized as part of the festival, from July 2022.
Bettina Grossman (1928-2021) – “Bettina” for the art world – marked the history of photography, even if her work remains relatively unknown to the general public. A mythical New York artist of the 1960s and 1970s who lived as a recluse at the Chelsea Hotel from 1972, Bettina developed a prolific body of work spanning more than 60 years.
His death in New York on November 2, 2021, at the age of 94, went relatively unnoticed.
In 2017, Yto Barrada started an important research project on the art of Bettina. The result is a monograph that presents an exceptional photographic, cinematographic and graphic corpus of the artists, influenced by the practice of conceptual sculpture. The book won the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2020. It will be published by Atelier EXB in 2022 and will be unveiled during the opening week of the Rencontres in July 2022.
A monographic exhibition of Bettina’s work at the Salle Henri Comte in Arles, also supported by the women on the move LAB, will accompany this major publication.
women on the move and Les Rencontres d’Arles renew their commitment
Kering is pleased to announce the extension and strengthening of its partnership with Les Rencontres d’Arles, committing itself to the festival for five additional years as a major partner.
Launched in 2015 to highlight the role of women in the world of 7and art, women on the move has become a privileged place to change mentalities and fight against gender inequalities in all artistic and cultural fields, and in particular in photography. In March 2019, Kering and Les Rencontres d’Arles announced their partnership and the launch of the women on the move program in Arles. While continuing since 2016 to support the Madame Figaro Photo Prize, which supports young female talent, Kering has also launched two complementary activities: the women on the move LAB and the women on the move Photography Prize in Arles.
About Babette Mangolte
Born in France in 1941 and based in New York since the 1970s, Babette Mangolte is a filmmaker, photographer, artist and author of critical essays on photography. As director of photography, she worked with Chantal Akerman on cult films Jeanne Dileman, 23 Commerce Street, and 1080 Brussels. She has documented the choreography and performances of Yvonne Rainer, Trisha Brown, Joan Jonas, Robert Morris, Lucinda Childs, Marina Abramović, Steve Paxton and the theater scene of the 1970s in New York. Her recent solo exhibitions include a retrospective at the Kunsthalle Vienna (2017) and VOX center de l’image contemporaine, Montreal (2013). His work is regularly featured in exhibitions, festivals and film programs internationally, most recently at the Tate Modern in London; Migros Museum, Zürich; ICA, Philadelphia; South London Gallery, London; ICA, London.
On women on the move
Kering’s commitment to women is at the heart of the Group’s priorities and continues through women on the movein the field of arts and culture, where gender inequalities are still glaring, even though creation is one of the most powerful vectors of change.
In 2015, Kering launched women on the move at the Cannes Film Festival with the aim of highlighting women in cinema, in front of and behind the camera. The program has since expanded significantly to include photography, but also art, design, choreography and music. Through its Awards, the program rewards inspiring personalities and young female talents, while its Talks allow leading personalities to share their point of view on the representation of women in their profession.
For eight years, women on the move has been a platform of choice that contributes to changing mentalities and thinking about the place of women – and the recognition they receive – in the arts and culture.
About the Rencontres d’Arles
Through exhibitions organized in various exceptional heritage sites in the city, the Rencontres d’Arles has contributed every summer since 1970 to supporting the world’s photographic heritage and has thus become a melting pot of contemporary creation. A veritable cultural incubator for artists, the Rencontres d’Arles is an annual crossroads for photographic creation. Echoing and promoting reflections and artistic practices at the crossroads of disciplines, the Rencontres d’Arles presents the work of more than 200 artists and curators each year, through 35 exhibitions in places with specially designed scenographies. For an increasingly discerning public, the festival reveals trends, opens up new paths, explores and questions the status of the changing image, creating content that reflects the sociological and geographical diversity of our world.
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