Presented by Photoworks in partnership with Culture+Conflict UK, with the support of Amnesty International, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Council.
with guest speaker Oliver Chanarin
6.30pm Tuesday 25 June 2013
Amnesty International, London EC2
Launching the Photoworks publication:
Memory of Fire: Images of War and the War of Images
edited by Julian Stallabrass
Oliver Chanarin will discuss the scope of his practice – as Broomberg & Chanarin, from early documentary work in South Africa, to their unique series of non-figurative, action photographs, The Day Nobody Died (2008), created during an embed with the British military in Afghanistan.
A £2 donation will be made to Amnesty International for every book purchased at the event.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
6.30 – 8.30pm (discussion starts at 7pm)
The Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard
Julian Stallabrass’ Memory of Fire available to purchase now in our Shop.
Julian Stallabrass is a writer, curator, photographer and lecturer. He is Professor in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and is the author of Art Incorporated (2004), Internet Art: The Online Clash Between Culture and Commerce (2003), Paris Pictured (2002), High Art Lite: British Art in the 1990s (1999) and Gargantua: Manufactured Mass Culture (1996). He is the editor of Documentary for the MIT/ Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art series.
Oliver Chanarin, alongside his artistic partner Adam Broomberg, are artists living and working in London. Together they have published nine monographs and have had numerous international exhibitions including The Gwagnju Biennale, the Stedelijk Museum, the International Center of Photography, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, The Photographers’ Gallery and Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art. Broomberg and Chanarin teach at the Zurich University of the Arts and are Visiting Fellows at the University of the Arts London. Their work is represented in major public and private collections including Tate Modern, The Museum of Modern Art, the Stedelijk Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Musee de l’Elysee, The International Center of Photography and Loubna Fine Art Society. They are shortlisted for the 2013 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
Culture+Conflict is a not-for-profit agency founded in 2011 focusing on the role of the arts and culture within conflict and post conflict situations across the world.
Amnesty International is a human rights campaigning organisation. Its purpose is to protect people wherever justice, fairness, freedom and the truth are denied.