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The Curatorial School Workshops, Malta. Deadline: June 30, 2017

This seems like an interesting program … even if the teaser image only shows utterly bored people (the lady in the background just fell asleep, didn’t she?)   😉

Anyways: There are student discounts and volunteering opportunities. So have a look!

The Valletta 2018 Curatorial School (28th August-1st September 2017) is a one-week intensive lecture programme hosted in the heart of Valletta, Malta, with leading curators from major international arts institutions. The theme for this year’s Curatorial School is Researching Curatorial Practices. By bringing together international and local perspectives, this year’s programme asks: What kinds of research do curators of contemporary art engage in?

The Curatorial School’s programme will explore a variety of topics that are highly relevant to practitioners and students today, including curating as research and curatorial research methods, curating the unfamiliar, the research involved in developing concepts, the temporalities of display, and the potentials and limitations of exhibition-making.

The Curatorial School offers participants the opportunity to further their curatorial career development through insightful lectures and professional networking opportunities. Participants may respond to tasks put forward by guest curators and receive extensive feedback on aspects of curating, researching, producing and presenting new ideas. Workshop themes include, “Curatorial Start Kit for Research the Art and Democracy Question,” “Modes of Curating / Curating as Research,” “Curating the Place and the Social” Art as Production of Public Domain,” and “Showtime: Exhibition Temporalities and Curating as a Mode of Political Enquiry and Critical Practice.”

International guest speakers and workshop facilitators include Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN Gallery, 57th Venice Biennale, Manifesta 8), Bassam El Baroni (Manifesta 8, HOME WORKS 7), Fulya Erdemci (54th Istanbul Biennial, 54th Venice Biennale, 2nd Moscow Contemporary Art Biennale, 25th Biennale São Paulo), Maren Richter (REGIONALE12 Biennal, MOCA Taipei), Mick Wilson (Moscow Curatorial School, 9th Taipei Biennal, PARSE journal) and Sebastian Cichocki (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 52nd and 54th Venice Biennales).

To register: https://goo.gl/forms/s5OCQJwJEPhBM5am1

The fee to attend the Curatorial School is €110. We are pleased to offer a discounted student rate of €60 for students currently enrolled in studies.

A limited number of applicants will be accepted as event volunteers, for whom attendance fees will also be waived.

 

Registrations are open until the 30th of June 2017.

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Best of Braga

Braga PF Reviews rocks! In the Portfolio Reviews, I saw great works from Luciana Faria Silva, Dani Pujalte & Rita Serra, Anni Hanén, Rui Diogo Castela, Silas de Paula, Jenny Rova, Carlos Heuser, Ditte Lyngkaer Pedersen, Carlos Barradas, Fernanda Chemale, Paulo Martins, Kristin Trub, Projecto PH, Emmanuel Guillaud, Laís Pontes, Adrián Portugal, Lizadie Taste, José Diniz, Gabriel Carpes, Friso Spoelstra, Jewgeni Roppel, John Thackwray, Carlos Alba, Conchi Martinez, Massimo Barberio, Inma Barrio, Miriam Stanke, Jill Quigley, Antonio Cavicchioni, and Marie-Pierre Cravedi.

Winner: Sonja Hamad
Horable Mention: Christiane Peschek

As for the books, we have chosen Mafalda Rakos’ I want to disappear as the winner, together with Senta Simond’s Keun Gui So Nyeo [Girls With Big Ears] as second, and Luján Agusti’s Un Montón de Ropa as third prize. Here are the names of all the finalists.

Thank you to all the great photographers and, of course, to Ângela Ferreira and her wonderful team!

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Masterclass by Joan Villaplana in Pingyao, China. Sept. 21, 2015

This is part two of the workshop program in China, coorganized by IED-Madrid and EMAHO Magazine. After the its first edition at the Central Studios in ShanghaiJoan Villaplana will hold the second Masterclass on Beauty, Ugliness and the Sublime at at the Pingyao International Photography Festival, China, on Sept. 21.

CONCEPT

Beauty has been marginalized in the Western Arts for decades. In contemporary photography, Ugliness and the Romantic concept of the Sublime have been taken its place. What is our problem with beautiful images? Why do we ban them, and, could beauty recover its central position in art?

This workshop analyses the role of the Sublime in contemporary landscape and cityscapes, and questions why are we interested in the ugliness of our societies. We will also debate the Chinese conception of beauty related to the Western concept of aesthetics and image making.

During this one-day workshop, IED faculty member Joan Villaplana will analyse the basic aesthetic concepts of contemporary fine art tendencies and talk about its visual language. Working from examples of selected photographic projects, he will show current tendencies in dialogue with other media, such as traditional and contemporary painting, video and cinema.

Apart from learning about the theoretical concepts, the participants will find out which cameras and techniques are most suitable for which kind of themes: small or digital medium format? Large or small prints? Books or installations, or even video?

WHO SHOULD APPLY

The workshop is addressed to both students and professionals in the field of photography: Photographers and artists in any field of photography or Publishing Sector. Graduates or students of Fine Arts, Audiovisual Communications, Publicity, Journalism, Art History, or Humanities who want to specialize in the theory and practice of Fine Art Photography.

The purpose of the workshop is to introduce assistants to the contemporary aesthetic concepts and their applicability in non-Western contexts.

Date: September 21, 2015.

Duration: 1 day

Venue: Pingyao Festival

MATRICULATION

Minimum Participants required in each workshop : 7

Maximum Participants: 30

Tuition fee: 300 RMB / $50 / 45 Euros

To participate please write to:  a.pacifico@madrid.ied.es

ABOUT JOAN VILLAPLANA

Joan Villaplana Casaponsa (Manresa, Barcelona, 1976) works in photography and video.

Graduated from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona in Humanities, he teaches aesthetics and Fine Art Photography in the European Master of Fine Art Photography at IED (Madrid) and IDEP (Barcelona). His work has been exhibited in the China Pingyao International Festival of Photography, The Central European House of Photography (Bratislava), Lumen Foundation (Budapest), Fotofestiwal (Lódz), Kaunas Photo Festival and PhotoIreland.

Villaplana’s book Metropolis was a nominee for the best Photobook award in The New York Photo Festival, 2008.

He has also contributed in newspapers and magazines such as Le Monde Diplomatique, La Vanguardia, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Prensa Libre, Surface, Etiqueta Negra and On Diseño.

Joan Villaplana Masterclass, at Central Studios Shanghai, 2015

Call for Paper on Evidence. Format Festival Conference. Deadline: Feb. 28, 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS

FORMAT International Photography Festival is pleased to invite submissions to its interdisciplinary one day conference, organised in partnership with the Digital and Material Arts Research Centre, University of Derby.

The festival conference will be held at QUAD, on the 10th April 2015, during the closing weekend of FORMAT15 and will provide an opportunity to explore and interrogate the festival theme of evidence, in relation to work using film, photography and the moving image.

Evidence is the mainstay of how we decide what is and is not true and since its invention in the 19th century, photography has been crucial to the collection, recording and display of evidence. Today, millions of seemingly insignificant moments are captured on cameras, mobile phones and tablets, generating a trail of our everyday lives and proof of our existence.

The FORMAT15 conference seeks proposals that can offer an interpretation of the importance of evidence and its relationship to ideas of authenticity, photojournalism and the political. Selected presentations will be considered for a post conference publication.

Proposals in the form of maximum 300 word abstracts on the following themes can be submitted in three categories:
Single Presentation:10 minute talk
Group Session:15 minute presentation per speaker as part of a group panel discussion
Full paper: max. 45 minute presentation
Please send submissions via email to Professor Chris White (c.white@derby.ac.uk)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 28th FEBRUARY 2015

Selected speakers will be given free access to the full day of talks and presentations.

Please visit the festival website: www.formatfestival.com whats-on for information about tickets and booking details. A full list of speakers will be published on the festival website.

Stay tuned for more updates on FORMAT15: EVIDENCE and we look forward to seeing many of you in Derby during the festival: 13th March – 12th April 2015