Photomeetings Luxembourg 2019

13.09.19 – 26.10.19

DESCRIPTION

50 years ago, the first man stepped onto the moon and since this historic moment – especially during full moon – it stimulates our imagination: it’s ghostly, almost unbelievable beauty enchants us every time we look at it. We want to celebrate this occasion with an exhibition by Hiroyuki Masuyama, Robert Pufleb and Nadine Schlieper.

The exhibition will be opened on 13 September, while simultaneously the annual moon festival called “Tsukimi” takes place in Japan. This ancient Japanese tradition, which translates into “moon viewing”, goes back to the 8th century. It was first celebrated during the Nara period, but only during the Heian period it became customary among aristocrats to admire the moons reflection in the water aboard boats, and read tanka poetry under the moonlight to celebrate the satellite’s beauty (Wikipedia, Tokyo Treat, 2018).

Planned on the same date, our “Moon Show” will bring two unique photographic positions together. United by a common subject, but with a very different concept of visual imagery, the authors play with our “perception of images” in an age of fake news and alternative facts.

The spatial installation and presentation of the photographs create a state of suspense between fact and fiction, forming a field of magical tension. Fascinating photographic interpretations of William Turner and Caspar David Friedrich paintings meet mysterious black and white photographs of unknown moons, whose origins and provenance can’t be traced back without in-depth research: “Alternative Moons”.

A selection of the two series mentioned above will be featured at Galerie Clairefontaine, Espace 1.

Robert Pufleb will give a lecture and host a workshop where participants will gain an overview of his working method and his “professional journey”. « Alternative Moons « is a joint photo project by Robert Pufleb (DE 1969) and Nadine Schlieper (DE 1976), which appeared as their first photo book under the same name – now in its third edition. The work of the duo examines universal conventions of perception as well as our consumption behavior in relation to visual media and the associated possibilities of manipulation. The result creates an atmosphere of ambivalence and invites you to question the secrets of the real visible. Pufleb will present his newest photo book, as well as some projects he is currently working on. In 2017, he and Nadine Schlieper won the “ViennaPhotoBookAward” with “Alternative Moons” (www.alternative-moons.com).

Hiroyuki Masuyama is the most famous Japanese artist living in Germany (Japan, 1968). The photographer, video artist and sculptor has created an extensive oeuvre in which he dealing with time and space in a complex and yet highly sensual way (Cornelia Röder, From Flowers to the Digital Garden, Staatliches Museum Schwerin).

Hiroyuki Masuyama miraculously followed in the footsteps of the English painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), and has re-created many of Turner’s paintings with the medium of photography, e.g. the Luxembourg-image on the cover of this year’s invitation. Often, his photographs have a romantic moonlit atmosphere. His lecture will be followed by a Q & A session.

To celebrate Tsukimi in Luxembourg, we have invited the artists Hiroyki Masuyama, Robert Pufleb and Nadine Schlieper to contribute special food during the vernissage:

Hiroyuki Masuyama will bring homemade traditional Japanese specialities for the event.

In collaboration with Robert Pufleb, the famous Luxembourgish Chef Léa Linster will treat us with a little taste of « moon-dust » to commemorate the event and celebrate the 15 years of photomeetings Luxembourg!

 

PROGRAM

Friday, 13.09.2019

Lecture: 17h30 – 18h15
„Tsukimi“ by Hiroyuki Masuyama
Cité Auditorium (2nd floor)
3, rue Genistre, L-1623 Luxembourg
Followed by a Q&A session

Vernissage : 18h30 – 21h00
„Tsukimi / Moon Show: A photographic journey through space and time“
by Hiroyuki Masuyama, Robert Pufleb and Nadine Schlieper
at Galerie Clairefontaine Espace 1

Vernissage followed by a cocktail:
Hiroyuki Masuyama will bring home-made traditional Japanese specialities for the event.
In collaboration with Robert Pufleb, Léa Linster, the famous Luxembourgish Chef will treat us with a little taste of ”moon-dust“ to commemorate the event and celebrate the 15 years of photomeetings Luxembourg!

Saturday, 14.09.2019

Workshop: 10h00 – 12h30 and 13h30 – 15h30
by Robert Pufleb
Cercle (5th floor) 2, rue Genistre, L-1623 Luxembourg

Robert Pufleb will host a workshop where participants will gain an overview of his working method and his “professional journey”.

Fee for the workshop : 90 € (students: 50 €)
Language: English /German
Please register by mail before the 11.09.2019 : photomeetings@pt.lu
(Please indicate « photomeetings workshop 2019 » as subject)

Lecture: 17h30 – 18h30″Moon Show“
by Robert Pufleb
Cité Auditorium (2nd floor)
3, rue Genistre, L-1623 Luxembourg
Followed by a Q&A session

 

REGISTRATION

Workshop Robert Pufleb

Start date: Saturday, 14 September
Workshop: 10:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 15:30
Finish date: Saturday, 14 September

Location: Cercle (5th floor) 2, rue Genistre, L-1623 Luxembourg

Price: 90 EUR /person ; 50 EUR/student