We need to talk… about research


With Yann Mingard and Virginie Rebetez, Wednesday 13 March at 18h00 (in French)

Free admission, registration required until the day before via the ONLINE FORM.

The meetings are followed by an aperitif where participants can continue their exchanges in a less formal manner.

Image: Virginie Rebetez, La Levée des corps, Ferme-Asile, Sion, 2022 © Olivier Lovey

"We need to talk… about research" invites two artists who work primarily on long-term projects involving extensive research phases: Yann Mingard and Virginie Rebetez. Drawing on their personal experience and their recent projects, this talk will address questions linked to the specificities of research in photography. Themes covered will include the methodologies adopted by the two artists, the sources and resources for initiating a project, support from and relationships with specialists from other fields, the development of a visual language specific to a project, and the integration of research elements into the artistic process.

"We need to talk..." is a series of public talks proposed since autumn 2022 by Centre de la photographie Genève, aimed primarily at artists, photographers and students in these fields. Professionals from various fields related to art and photography are invited to share their expertise and professional experience, and to discuss the specificities of their practice. Through these meetings, Centre de la photographie Genève aims to demystify certain professions, encourage good practice, and support artists and photographers in certain important aspects of their profession that are often not addressed in schools. The third cycle addresses issues relating to collections, research in art and photography, the economic prospects of artists and photographers, and photographic grants and competitions.