The Singapore International Photography Festival 2012 featuring French artists
Silvermine is a photographic portrait of the capital and the life of her inhabitants over the last thirty years. This vast archive of 35mm colour film negatives, taken by ordinary and anonymous Chinese, unearths discarded souvenir snapshots, often amusing, banal or intriguing, sometimes awkward, yet above all, undeniably authentic. Thomas Sauvin collected all of the negatives from a recycling zone where they were destined for destruction. The birth of Beijing Silvermine in May of 2009 meant the end to this massacre of photographs, rescuing a multitude of memories from certain death. On display in Singapore is a selection of 300 photographs that brings audience back to the 80s.
Date: 6 Oct – 17 Nov 2012
Venue: Singapore Management University Gallery
70 Stamford Road #B1-38a, Singapore 178901
Tuesday – Sunday: 12pm – 8pm / Closed on Monday
Concourse : Free Admission
Le SIPF will also screen the film documentary of the French young photographer JR: « Women are Heroes ». This documentary film- Official Selection in Festival de Cannes 2010 –showcases the work of the artist based on the lives of various women from all around the world, homage to all these heroines, victims of men’s violence.
Screening 1: Friday Nov 16, 7pm.
Venue: National Museum of Singapore Theatre
Screening 2: Monday Nov 19, 7.30pm.
Venue: Alliance Française Theatre
At the occasion of the SIPF, Alliance Française programme will feature 2 photography exhibitions at the same time namely « Theatre of silence & RecOllection » by Arturo Betancourt and Olivia Marty and “Travelling to the outskirts & AFTER 12” by Cyrus Cornut and Kim Hak.
Dates: du 6/10 au 20/10/2012
Venue: Société Générale Gallery, Alliance Française
1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130
Mon. – Fri.: 11am– 7pm / Sat.: 11am – 5pm / Closed on Sunday
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