On November 2 (7:00 PM), California College of the Arts will organise a conservation between Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen and Leigh Markopoulos, Chair of the school’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice. The conversation will be part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program, a free on-campus lecture series, featuring prominent photographers and artists working in photography-related media to give public presentations, critique student work, and participate in events and projects.
About Viviane Sassen
A retrospective of 17 years of Sassen’s fashion work, ‘In and Out of Fashion’, opened at Huis Marseille Museum for Photography in Amsterdam in 2012, before travelling to various destinations around the world. Recent solo exhibitions include residences in Atelier Néerlandais in Paris, The Photographers’ Gallery in London, and the Nederlands Fotomuseum in 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) and ‘No Fashion, Please! Photography between gender and lifestyle’ at the Vienna Kunsthalle (2011) Sassen was awarded numerous international prizes including the International Center of Photography in New York’s Infinity Award for Applied/Fashion/Advertising Photography. Sassen studied fashion design, followed by photography at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) and Ateliers Arnhem. She resides in Amsterdam.