Episode 1

1-54 Forum Paris 2021 | Smile! (English)

1-54 Forum Paris

20 - 23 January 2021

Curated by LE 18, Marrakech


Vernacular photography and the family album: a history of chosen moments, or performing the social.

Vernacular photography is a kind of amateur photography whose subject is everyday life, without aesthetic or artistic intent. For several decades, many artists have been interested in poor images, found photos, recovered albums, which do not belong to them and which tell stories, intimate, anonymous, constituting a raw material to be re-sculpted, fictionalized, in order to reinvent and re-present its function as an object of memory. A three-way conversation between Laila Hida, artist photographer and founder of LE 18, Anne Delrez, photographer and founder of the Conserverie and Carolle Bénitah, photographer, whose practices converge towards the family album that they have in different ways, reactivated, manipulated, exhibited to explore.


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Accompanying 1-54, the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora, is 1-54 Forum, the fair's programme of discussion, performance, readings and other interventions.