《三联生活周刊》副主编，资深艺术主笔。著有作品集《妖娆世纪》。 About the Activity The exhibition of “Charlie Chaplin. A Vision” will be presented on June 8th in Yuz Museum. The major retrospective exhibition is coproduced by the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne and Yuz Museum, Shanghai. This Saturday, June 9th, we’re honored to have Eugene Chaplin (son of Charlie Chaplin), Tatyana Franck (Director of the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne), Adrien Gardère (museographer and scenographer) and Tang Weijie (associate professor in Tongji University and film scholar) with us to talk about Chaplin as a father and public figure, Chaplin’ s timeless photography legacy, and Chaplin’s early recognition in China. After presenting four different facets of Charlie Chaplin by our guest speakers, Justine Alexandria, Director of Yuz Museum, will join the panel discussion on the richness of Chaplin’s comedy beyond the superficial, and photography exhibition in contemporary art museum. Zeng Yan, deputy editor-in-chief of Life Week will host the panel. Right before yuztalk, Tatyana Franck will have a pubic-guided tour in English at 13:00 with a valid exhibition ticket; no reservation needed.
About the Panelists Eugene Chaplin
Born in 1953, Eugene Chaplin was number 5 of a family of eight children. He was the first of Charlie and Oona Chaplin’s children to be born in Switzerland where he grew up at the Manoir de Ban in Corsier sur Vevey, (converted in 2016 into the museum CHAPLIN’s WORLD.) After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, he worked at the Geneva Opera house as Stage manager, and later with the Balanchine Ballet. He moved to work at Mountain Studios in Montreux as sound engineer for the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Queen, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and many more musicians who came to record in Montreux. Eugene founded TV Sud, a TV channel for Africans in France, and later wrote and produced a musical “Smile”, based on his father’s life and music and a documentary about his father – “My Tribute”. His interest also extends to comedy, being the president of the International Comedy Film Festival of Vevey, Switzerland, but his finest expertise is in the field of traditional circus arts, having worked as artistic director of the Nock Circus for many years and been consultant to the International Circus Festival of Vaudreuil-Dorion, in Canada. Today he is regularly invited to sit on the jury of circus art competitions the world over.
Director of the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne since 2015, Tatyana Franck has previously led the Claude Picasso Archives based in Geneva and managed important photographic collections, amongst them, the David Douglas Duncan Archives. Curator of numerous international exhibitions including Hybrids – The Body as the Imaginary, The Beauty of Lines. Masterpieces from the Gilman and Gonzales-Falla collection; Nicolas Savary. Conquistador; Unfamiliar Familiarities. Outside Views on Switzerland; The Memory of the Future. Photographic Dialogues between Past, Present and Future; Picasso at Work, Through the Lens of David Douglas Duncan; La Part Animale. Tatyana Franck is also Director of the “Collection – Musée de l’Elysée” and Chief Editor of the magazine ELSE. She is involved in the cultural policy of several renowned institutions and holds various honorary positions in Switzerland and abroad.
Born in France in 1972, Adrien Gardère studied French Literature in Hypokhâgne before training as a furniture designer at the École Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués Boulle and the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs. His designs have been produced and distributed by major furniture and lighting brands including Artemide, Ligne Roset, Cinna, Perimeter Editions and Saazs, and entered the permanent collection of public design institutions such as the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (France), the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), the Design Centro do Bélem (Lisbon). Building on his success in the field of product design, Adrien Gardère founded his Studio in 2000 and expanded to museography and exhibition design. Adrien Gardère’s Studio quickly established enduring relationships both with major international institutions such as the Musée du Louvre, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, the Academy Museum of Motion Picture in Los Angeles, and with some of the world’s leading architects such as Foster+Partners; SANAA, David Chipperfield and Fumihiko Maki. His comprehensive and integrated approach has met with international success. Some of his most acclaimed work to date includes the museography of the Musée du Louvre-Lens (France, 2012) the renovation of the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo, (Egypt, 2010), the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto (Canada, 2014), the recently completed the French-American Museum in Blérancourt (France, 2017), and the Canadian and Indigenous Art Galleries of the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, 2017). Current projects are the Royal Academy of Arts in London with architects David Chipperfield (opening 2018), the Roman Antiquities Museum in Narbonne, France with architects Foster and Partners (opening 2019), the French National Museum of the Middle Ages, Musée de Cluny, Paris (opening 2020), or the Encore Park Museum Of Street Culture in Dallas, TX (opening 2019). Looking forward, Adrien Gardère wants to build on these relationships, develop new partnerships and ways of working creatively, and sees every project as an opportunity to create a unique and legitimate design: a new way of conceiving museography, appropriate to a new generation, in which design and content meet the visitors’ expectations and provide a visual, educative and uplifting experience.
Tang Weijie is the associate professor in School of Humanities, Tongji University and the master supervisor of Chinese Department. He is also the executive director of Shanghai Association of Film Criticism, a member of Shanghai International Film Festival selection committee and Shanghai writers' association. His research interests involve the fields of Comparative Poetics, urban history and Urban Studies, Visual Culture Studies and Film History, etc.
Zeng Yan, deputy editor-in-chief of Life Week, senior artistic editor.