April 5, 2017

Jean-Luc Moulène in conversation with Corinne Diserens

Exhibition talk

An event of the Friends of the Secession (in English)

Jean-Luc Moulène (b. 1955) uses photography as a tool for studying natural and cultural phenomena as they have been redefined by the development of industry, media, and commerce. Away from communication models, he tries to emphasize the gap between the tool and the imaginary so as to produce real poetic alternatives.

He participated in Documenta X, Kassel, Germany (1997) and had solo shows at DIA: Beacon (2012), CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan (2004 & 1998), DAAD Galerie, Berlin (1996), ARC/Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1997), the Jeu de Paume and the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France (2005), Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK (2006, 2007 & 2012), Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal (2007), Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium (2007, 2014), Carré d’art, Nîmes, France (2009), Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris (2004, 2007, 2009 & 2012), Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK (2012), Beirut Art Center, Beirut & Extra-City, Antwerpen (2013), and many others. He lives in Paris.

Corinne Diserens was curator of Taipei Biennial 2016, director of erg (Brussels art academy) from 2011 to 2016, and jury chairwoman at Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart). She studied art history at Université Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris) and was a fellow in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program (New York). From 1989 to 1993, Diserens was curator at IVAM—Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (Valencia), and between 1996 and 2008 she directed the Musées de Marseille, the Musée des Beaux-arts de Nantes, and the opening of the new Museion (Bolzano) and organized international coproductions for MACBA (Barcelona). She curated numerous artists’ retrospectives, biennials, and thematic exhibitions; published monographs and catalogues; and organized symposiums.