Marking the Biennial’s opening weekend, an afternoon of talks by Brighton Photo Biennial artists and panel discussions on the themes reflected in A New Europe.
Brighton Photo Biennial runs 28 September – 28 October 2018 with exhibitions and events across the city. For its eighth edition, A New Europe, the photography festival draws on one of the most important geopolitical events of our time and examines the current state of flux as the United Kingdom redefines its role in Europe.
Opening Conversation Speakers include:
Shoair Mavlian, Photoworks Director, Brighton Photo Biennial artists: Aikaterini Gegisian, Émeric Lhuisset, Hrair Sarkissian, Donovan Wylie as well as, Michaela Crimmin, Dragana Jurisic and Sean O’Hagan.
The UK’s status within the EU may be changing, but geographically we will remain part of Europe – with a shared history and intertwined future. Much of the photography in Brighton Photo Biennial 2018 responds to this current uncertainty and explores Britain’s geography as an island, the ongoing refugee crisis and photography’s role in the construction of national identity.
1.00 – 1.15 Introduction: A New Europe, Shoair Mavlian
1.15 – 2.25 Artists talks and panel discussion Chaired by Michaela Crimmin: Aikaterini Gegisian, Hrair Sarkissian, Emeric Lhuisset.
2.25 – 2.45 BREAK
2.45 – 4.00 Revisiting Borders: Donovan Wylie and Dragana Jurisic chaired by Sean O’Hagan.
Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade, Brighton, BN1 0JY
Saturday 29 September
1 – 4pm
Concessions and Photoworks Members £5
Accessible to wheelchair users