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Barbara Kruger Untitled 1989. Collection CNAP.

Number Three / Knowledge is Power

Friday 3 October 2014, 6—8pm
at Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Gold-coin donation, bookings required.

Pascal Beausse will speak about two landmark exhibitions curated in Spain from the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP) Collection in Paris, Número Tres. De la casa a la fábrica at La Virreina - centre de la imatge, Barcelona, 2012 and Savoir c'est pouvoir / Conocimiento es poder / Knowledge is Power at PHotoEspana, Madrid in 2013. These two exhibitions raised issues such as: body, biopolitics, house / factory, representation of labour, globalization, migration and counter-history. Their main subject is the knowledge developed by the body through the experiences of life and work.

An Art Critic and a Curator, Pascal Beausse is currently the Head of Photographic Collections at the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP) in Paris. He is also Guest Lecturer at HEAD, University of Arts and Design, in Geneva, and researcher in the Curatorial/Knowledge program at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Beausse has been correspondent in Paris for Flash Art from 1998 to 2013. A member of the editorial committee of the journal Critique d'Art, he is also a regular contributor for art journals and magazines such as Art Press, BeauxArts magazine, W-Art. He has published essays, articles, interviews, and catalogues on the work of Maria Thereza Alves, Jimmie Durham, Teresa Margolles, Allan Sekula, Bruno Serralongue, Cécile Hartmann, Thierry Fontaine, Wang Du, among many others.

Recent exhibitions include Propaganda (Fondation Ricard, Paris, 2003); La Cabane (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2006); Welcome to Heterotopia!! (Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Tokamachi, 2006); Same Same but Different (Tina B, Prague, 2006); Investigations (Maison Descartes, Amsterdam, 2007); Void Has No Exit (Creative Union, Hiroshima, 2008); The Clearing (International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Prague, 2008); Hiroshima Art Document (Hiroshima, 2010); Numero Tres (La Virreina - centre de la imatge, Barcelona, 2012), Knowledge is Power (PhotoEspaña, Madrid, 2013), The Secret Sea (Onomichi City Museum of Art, Onomichi, 2013), among others.

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