Viviane Sassen Lecture
Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program
Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 pm
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
Free and open to the public
A retrospective of 17 years of Viviane Sassen‘s fashion work, In and Out of Fashion, opened at Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, in 2012, and traveled to the Rencontres d’Arles festival, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, and Fotomuseum Winterthur.Recent solo exhibitions include Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen; Atelier Néerlandais, Paris; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; ICA, London; and Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam.Sassen was included in the main exhibition of the 55th Venice Biennale,The Encyclopedic Palace, in 2013.Other notable group shows include New Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011); No Fashion, Please! Photography between gender and lifestyle at the Vienna Kunsthalle (2011); Figure and Ground: Dynamic Landscape at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto as part of the Contact Photography Festival (2011); and Six Yards: Guaranteed Dutch Design at the Museum for Moderne Kunst Arnhem (2012).Sassen was awarded the Dutch art prize, the Prix de Rome (2007), and in 2011 won the International Center of Photography in New York’s Infinity Award for Applied/Fashion/Advertising Photography.In 2015 she was awarded the David Octavius Hill Medal from the German Photography Academy and was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for her exhibition Umbra.She has also received numerous awards for her publications.Sassen studied fashion design, followed by photography at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) and Ateliers Arnhem.She lives in Amsterdam.
About the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program
The Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program, a free, public on-campus lecture series, pays tribute to the renowned photographic artist and longtime CCA faculty member Larry Sultan, who passed away in 2009.Each year this series brings to campus prominent photographers and artists working in photography-related media to give public presentations, critique student work, and participate in events and projects.The Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is copresented by California College of the Arts, Pier 24 Photography, and SFMOMA. Support for the program is provided by Robert Mailer Anderson and Nicola Miner, Randi and Bob Fisher, Jamie Lunder, Nion McEvoy, the Black Dog Private Foundation, and Pier 24 Photography.