IN CONVERSATION:
CATHERINE DAVID
AND ELIO MONTANARI

SALT GALATA

SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 19:00

Pier Paolo Calzolari                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Elio Montanari<br />
<i>Pier Paolo Calzolari</i><br />
Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume · Paris 1994
Elio Montanari

Pier Paolo Calzolari

Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume · Paris 1994

SALT Galata, Auditorium



On the occasion of Elio Montanari’s first major solo exhibition One, No One and One Hundred Thousand, curator Catherine David will open the floor by tracing the special bond formed between the photographer and the artist. In particular, she will illuminate the network of confidence established between the photographer, artistic collaborators and the existence of an archive of documents, for artists and performers from the 1950’s until the end of the 1970’s.

Montanari will then join David to comment on why he chose to focus more on the labor of the work of art than the author and how this is expressed in his exhibition of over 200 photographs dating from 1982 up until the 9th Istanbul Biennial that took place in 2005.

David and Montanari first met in 1994 when David was a curator at Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris where Montanari photographed Pier Paolo Calzolari installing his solo exhibition Pier Paolo Calzolari.

Catherine David was a curator at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou from 1982 – 1990 and at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, from 1990 to 1994. From 1994 to 1997 David served as Artistic Director for Documenta X in Kassel, Germany. In 2008 she was awarded the CCS Bard Award for Curatorial Excellence.

Architect and photographer Elio Montanari was born in Ravenna in 1944. He lives and works in İstanbul. Montanari’s photographs have been published in a wide range of magazines, professional journals and art catalogues.

Elio Montanari’s first major solo exhibition One, No One and One Hundred Thousand is at SALT Galata from September 10 – December 26, 2013.

The talk will be held in English.
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