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CA PUBLIC! Lectures at Werkschau 2015

In Medias Res – The Post-Medium Condition of Photography

Saturday 20 June 15.30 – 20.00
Supporting programme to the CA exhibition “In Medias Res” at the Werkschau 2015

Free admission
Language: English

Messe Luzern. Horwerstrasse 87, 6005 Lucerne Map
Travel from Lucerne train station: S4 / S7 or bus 20 to Messe/Allmend

Other events at the Werkschau 2015:
HSLU website


Programme Saturday 20 June 15.30 – 20.00

This CA PUBLIC! programme offers tours through the CA exhibition guided by students and staff. Their will be two lecturers by distinguised speakers who address the post-medium condition of photography within the online realm, and in the museum context, followed by a panel discussion and the launch of CA Window, the new online platform for visual storytelling. The session ends with an Apéro and a concert by the band Blind Alley, with CA student Lesley Kennel as lead singer.

15.30 – 17.00
Guided tour through the Camera Arts exhibition
Starting point at the Lounge in Hall 4

17.00 – 18.30
In Medias Res
Introduction by Evert Ypma (head of CA program)

An Xiao Mina
Artist, designer, author, technologist, and team member of Ai Weiwei (San Francisco):
“Hashtags on Paper Signs: Photos as Discourse in Contemporary Networked Protest”

Dr. Duncan Forbes
Director of Fotomuseum in Winterthur:
“Exhibiting the Medium Formally Known as Photography”

Panel discussion with An Xiao Mina, Dr. Duncan Forbes, Students. Moderation: Evert Ypma
Launch of CA Window, a new online platform

18.30 – 20.00
Apéro and concert by the band Blind Alley
With CA student Lesley Kennel as lead singer.



An Xiao Mina
An “An Xiao” Mina is an artist, writer, and technologist based in California. She is co-founder of The Civic Beat, an online magazine about issues of global justice, creativity, and technology. In the tech sector, An works at the SF-based Meedan Labs, where they are building a platform for social translation of social media. Their first project aims to translate geolocated tweets for Out of Eden Walk, a global journey tracing the historic path of human migration led by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Paul Salopek. An has spoken at venues like the Personal Democracy Forum, Creative Mornings, and the Aspen Institute, and she has contributed writing to publications like The Atlantic, Wired, and Design Observer. She was a 2013 fellow at the USC Annenberg / Getty Arts Journalism Program, is a current research fellow for the Digital Ecologies Research Partnership, and serves as a consulting editor to the New York online art publication Hyperallergic. Having recently served as a section editor for Ai Weiwei: Spatial Matters (published by MIT Press and Tate Publishing), she is currently working on a book about internet memes and global social movements.

An Xiao Mina at TEDGlobal 2013


Dr. Duncan Forbes
Duncan Forbes is Director and Curator of the Fotomuseum Winterthur. He was previously Senior Curator of Photography at the National Galleries of Scotland. Recent curatorial and publishing projects include Beastly/Tierisch (Spector Books, 2015), Manifeste! Eine andere Geschichte der Fotografie (Steidl, 2014) and Edith Tudor-Hart: In the Shadow of Tyranny (Hatje Cantz, 2013). He has published on photography in numerous journals including History of PhotographyFotogeschichteHistory Workshop Journal and Third Text. He is currently researching Japanese Protest photobooks and preparing an exhibition for 2016 titled The Hobbyist.


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