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Artist Talk

C/O Berlin Talent Award 2019

Time . 06:00 p.m.
With C/O Berlin Talent Award winners
Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques . Artist and Mira Anneli Naß . Critic
Moderation . Kathrin Schönegg . Curator . C/O Berlin Foundation
Language . English
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Discover the exhibition through the artist’s and critic’s eyes ¬– Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques and Mira Anneli Naß are the winners of the C/O Berlin Talent Award 2019. Together with curator Kathrin Schönegg, they will offer an exclusive take on the prizewinning work and on its genesis and significance and as well as the exhibition at C/O Berlin.

His large-scale video-sound installation extends a documentary approach into the conceptual realm: Couzinet-Jacques’ extremely slow-motion video oscillates between moving and
still images, between film and photography. Dispersed across a number of independently edited film tracks, Sub Rosa breaks with all semblance of linear narrative and portrays adolescence as a phase of inner turmoil, superficiality, narcissism, loneliness, and contradiction.

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques (b. 1983, Sens, France) lives and works in Paris. He studied at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, graduating in 2010, and the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles, graduating in 2012. His works have been exhibited at Le BAL in Paris, Fotofestival Mannheim-Heidelberg-Ludwigshafen and Aperture Foundation in New York. In 2015, Couzinet-Jaques held a fellowship at the Centre Photographique d’Ile-de-France in Paris, and from 2014–2016 he was artist-in-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts program in Paris. In 2015, he was awarded the first Immersion Award by Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and Aperture Foundation. His first book, Eden (2006), was produced in collaboration with Fred Cave and published by Aperture. The project Sub Rosa was initiated during the artist residency (2017-2018) by Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques at the French Academy Casa de Velázquez in Madrid and had the support of the Centre National des arts plastiques and the Fondation des Artistes in 2019. Most recently, he was selected as a 2019 Foam Talent by the Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.

Mira Anneli Naß (b. 1989 in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany) studied art history, literature, and theater studies in Munich and Florence, and the theory and history of photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts. She has been working as a research associate at the Institute of Art History and Aesthetic Theory at the University of Bremen since 2019. She is currently conducting research for her dissertation project dealing with artistic narratives of surveillance and power. Her recent publications include A Complete Negation of our Time. The Photo Book “Bäume” by Albert Renger-Patzsch and Ernst Jünger in PhotoResearcher 31 (2019) and Krupp’sche Panoramen als Sichtbarkeitsdispositiv. Visuelle Strategien der Narration von (industrieller) Macht in kritische berichte 4 (2018). Mira Anneli Naß lives and works in Bremen.

C/O Berlin Talent Award
The C/O Berlin Foundation has supported the work of emerging photographers and art critics since 2006. To date, over 80 young talents have received support and been shared with a broad audience through exhibitions and publications. These include the photographers Stefanie Moshammer (2018) and Tobias Zielony (2017), as well as critics Andreas Prinzing (2018), Steffen Siegel (2009), and Florian Ebner (2006).