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Artefacts and Models: Lena Amuat & Zoë Meyer in conversation with Diana Poole

In the Swiss artist duo’s latest series, forgotten or discarded objects are given a new lease of life. Placed on a pedestal and in front of a colourful background, each object is shot on 35mm film, printed in the darkroom and presented in a hand-painted frame in an exact colour match. Here Lena and Zoë discuss with Diana Poole how they discover their chosen objects and what dichotomies are at play in their work, inviting us to question photography as a documentary tool.

Lena Amuat & Zoë Meyer

Lena Amuat & Zoë Meyer are photographic artists based in Zurich and Berlin. They both studied Photography at the University of Arts in Zurich (1998-2003) and in 2013 completed their MA in Fine Arts at ZHdK. They’ve been collaborating since 2008. Their first major exhibition was in 2011 and the pair are represented by Robert Morat Galerie. Exhibitions for 2022 include L‘Ahah in Cité Griset, Paris, The Eye Sees, Arles and Unseen, Amsterdam. They have published 14 books and the pair will be discussing their most recent Artefakte und Modelle, in this online talk.

Diana Poole

Diana Poole is a Zürich-based art advisor specialising in photography. She supports clients to build and grow art collections advising on the acquisition, management and presentation of modern and contemporary works. She also works on exhibition and curatorial projects, and is a member of APAA (Association of Professional Art Advisors). Before founding her practice in 2013, Diana worked as director, curator and researcher for galleries in London, Zürich and New York, her most recent role was at Edwynn Houk.