Georges Didi-Huberman and Alain Fleischer

(19.12-20.12.2011, See Item for info, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the new wing, 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd, Tel Aviv)

BEZALEL ACADEMY OF ARTS AND DESIGN,Bezalel’s Department of Fine Art’s graduate program, Masters of Fine Art,
will host a series of discussions – 19/20 December 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011 at 19:30

Georges Didi-Huberman, French theorist on Art History
Philosopher and Art theorist
Alain Fleischer, French filmmaker, writer, photographer and artist
for a film screening and discussion
Screening: Fragments of Conversations with Jean-Luc Godard (documentary)
(Morceaux de conversations avec Jean-Luc Godard)
Director: Alain Fleischer

Discussion moderated by Dr. Ariel Schweitzer
Bezalel guest lecturer, cinema researcher and film critic

Conversation with Alain Fleischer and Georges Didi Huberman

Screening in French, English
Discussion in English

Venue: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the new wing,
Sir Joseph Szydlowski Conference Hall
27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd, Tel Aviv


Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 19:30

Lecture: George Didi Huberman
How to film the nameless?
  (Comment filmer les sans noms?)

Lecture in French, Hebrew translation (simultaneously)

Venue: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the new wing
Jeannette and Yehuda Assia Auditorium
27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd, Tel Aviv


Georges Didi-Huberman
Georges  Didi-Huberman is undoubtedly one of the most important art theorists in the world today. He is also a philosopher and historian of French artArt Theoretician. He teaches at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) in Paris, where he has been a lecturer since 1990. He is a winner of the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art given by the College Art Association.
Born in Saint-Etienne on June 13, 1953, Didi-Huberman is the son of a painter. He studied philosophy and art history in Paris, complementing his studies in Rome (Academy of France), Florence (Villa I Tatti, Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies), and London (Institute of Advanced Study, Warburg Institute).
He has written many books including Confronting Images: Questioning the Ends of a Certain History of Art (2005) and Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpêtrière (2004).

Alain Fleischer is a French filmmaker, writer, photographer and artist born in Paris in 1944. He studied linguistics, anthropology and biology at the Sorbonne and the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) before turning to cinema, photography and writing.
Today, he is the director of Fresnoy, the National Studio national for contemporary arts. Fleischer has exhibited his works all around the world, and the most prestigious art centers have hold a retrospective of his photographs. His exhibitions have traveled to Brazil, Canada, China, the Netherlands, Spain, Argentina, Russia and Cuba, etc. IN 2000, Alain Fleischer has represented France at the biennial of Kwan-Ju (Korea), at the biennial of La Havana (Cuba), and in Australia, in the exhibition Sporting Life, for the occasion of the Olympic games.
After studying literature, linguistics, semiology and anthropology at the Sorbonne and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, he taught at the University of Paris III, the University of Quebec in Montreal and a variety of art, photography and film schools, including the prestigious La Fémis (formerly L'IDHEC) in Paris. Winner of the Prix de Rome, he stayed at the Villa Medici from 1985 to 1987. Commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture he set up and is currently director of Le Fresnoy, National Studio of Contemporary Arts.
Maker of some 160 films ranging from such diverse genres as feature-length fiction, experimental cinema and art documentary, he directed the film Centre Pompidou, l'Espace d'une Odyssée in 2006/2007, commissioned for the 30th anniversary of the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
His films have been screened at many international festivals: Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Hyères, New York, London and Venice, and have twice won awards at the International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal. To date, six retrospectives of his cinematic oeuvre have been organisedorganized in Paris, New York, Montreal, Pesaro and Minsk.
His work as an artist and photographer is regularly shown in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in France and abroad. In 2006, three major exhibitions dedicated to his photographic works and installations were put on in Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou, the National Art Museum of China in Beijing and Sungkok Art Museum in Seoul.
The author of around 20 books (novels, short story collections and essays on photography and cinema), Alain Fleischer has been increasingly focusing on his work as a writer in recent years. He published L'amant en culottes courtes (Editions du Seuil, Paris) in 2006 and 599 (Editions Contrasto, Rome).