A&E Session Nine

3pm, 11 January 2014

Contributors: Tim Maul, Alexandre Quoi & Valerie Connor

Moderator: John Graham


The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, D2


A&E is a critical seminar programme that seeks to open dialogues across a broad range of practices and professional positions. The ninth discussion in this series, this A&E runs in parallel to the exhibition 'Île Seguin 11/25/11' and will include contributions from Tim Maul, Alexandre Quoi and Valerie Connor. The discussion will be moderated by John Graham.

Tim Maul is a photographer and critic who lives and works in New York. For many years, he has maintained personal and professional links with both Ireland and France, and in addition to contributing to American and French publications, he was a frequent contributor to Circa magazine, actively covering exhibitions in NY featuring Irish artists. His writing has also featured in various magazines and journals such as On Paper; Time Out New York; Time Out London; The New York Times; Artforum; Journal of Contemporary Art; Wall Street Journal; Art in America; ARTnews; Financial Times; The Guardian; The Independent; Ligeia: Dossiers Sur L'art; Division: A Quar- terly Psychoanalytic Forum. In 2013, the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art acquired a set of Maul's photographs for their permanent collection in the Department of Photography. Maul has also published several photo books in New York and Paris and has exhibited in Europe, Canada and the U.S., including shows at Librarie Florence Loewy, Paris; Orchard Gallery, Derry; 121 Art Gallery, Antwerp; Artists Space, NY; The Photographers Gallery, London; the International Center of Photography, NY; The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC; Printed Matter, NY; Brenda Wallace Gallery, Montreal; and Project Arts Centre, Dublin. He has also participated in performance events at PS1, White Columns and the Franklin Furnace, NY, and at the ICA in Boston. Maul is a faculty member at School of Visual Arts (SVA), NY.

Alexandre Quoi is Associate Professor in Contemporary Art History at the Aix-Marseille Uni- versity, and also lectures at the National School of Photography, Arles, as an invited professor. Most recently, Quoi was the Research Officer at Centre Pompidou-Metz, where he worked as Associate Curator on the large-scale exhibition Views from above, at Centre Pompidou-Metz (2013). Previously, he was curator of the exhibition Maxime Chanson, L'art, mode d'emploi, at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, contributing to the related publication ‘600 démarches d'artistes' (both 2012). He was also Associate Curator of the exhibition Masterpieces at the Centre Pompidou-Metz (2010). Quoi has a PhD in History of Art and has taught at the Universities of Paris IV-Sorbonne, Limoges, and Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. His published material includes ‘Une autre histoire de l'art' by Collectif, with Cécile Bargues and Laurent Le Bon (2013); ‘Narrative Void', co-authored with Mac Adams and François Cheval (2010); essays on photo-conceptualism in ‘Photographic Evidence', published by Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (2009).

Valerie Connor is an independent curator, writer, and photography lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). Recently, she curated the National Women's Council of Ireland's Legacy Project, a set of new artists' commissions by Sarah Browne, Anne Tallentire, Miriam O'Connor and Vagabond Reviews, exhibited at the Gallery of Photography in 2013. She is also curator of TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, Galway, 2013. Connor writes on art in Ireland, recently contribut- ing an essay on contemporary art in Ireland during the period 2000 to 2010 to Volume 5 of The Art and Architecture of Ireland (to be published by RIA/Yale University Press, 2014). Previously, amongst other projects, she was the commissioner for Ireland's participation at the international art biennials in Venice and São Paulo, the Arts Council's visual arts adviser and a member of the board of IMMA. Since 2012, she has been the Chairperson of the National Campaign for the Arts.

Black Church Print Studio was founded in 1982 and is a membership driven studio, with residencies and exchanges as well as providing fine art print workshops. The exhibition Île Seguin 11/25/11 marks the first of a series of upcoming shows which offer invited curators complete curatorial agency, promoting experimentation and autonomy within the context of exhibition commissioning. After Valerie Connor, the next invited curators include Mary Conlon (Ormston House, Limerick), Matt Packer (Treignac Projet, France) and Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll (Independent curator/writer).

A&E is a Black Church Print Studio initiative. Free admission, no booking required.