Photoworks at Offprint, 17-19 May 2019
Photoworks returned to Offprint, the annual art publishing fair at Tate Modern, to present a talks programme that embraced chance.
Offprint 2019 hosted 130 independent and self-publishers in the fields of contemporary art, photography and graphic design from 17 different countries. Produced by Luma Foundation, Offprint took place in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall from 17-19 May 2019 to coincide with Photo London.
Across the weekend, Photoworks collaborated with Tate and Luma Foundation on a programme of talks that embraced connection and chance.
For each talk, we invited the first speaker who then invited the next, who in turn invited another speaker – creating a chain of speakers interlinked through professional or social connections. The resulting talks addressed broad topics in the visual arts and beyond, spanning different areas of interest from music to architecture to photography.
FRIDAY 17 MAY
Amar Ediriwira > Naeem Davis
Amar Ediriwira is a London-based creative director whose primary project is 4:3, an online video platform and experimental event series.
Naeem Davis is the co founder of BBZ London, a curatorial collective and club night that centres queer women, trans and non-binary people of colour.
Bob Bicknell-Knight > Julia Greenway > Clareese Hill
Bob Bicknell-Knight is an artist and curator dealing with the complex culture and politics of the online space.
Julia Greenway is a curator focussing on how digital media influences the aesthetic presentation of gender, economics, and the environment.
Clareese Hill is an artist whose work engages with her concern for the word ‘identity’ and its relationship to space.
SATURDAY 18 MAY
Simon Frederick > Nathalie Emmanuel
Highly regarded to be at the vanguard of his discipline with a career punctuated by firsts; Simon was the lead judge on Sky Arts pan European debut of the series Master of Photography. The portraits made during his award winning documentary series for BBC Two Black Is The New Black made history becoming the largest acquisition of the permanent collection of African-Caribbean sitters by the National Portrait Gallery. His latest project Black Hollywood: “They’ve Gotta Have Us”, exploring the life of black artists in Hollywood, continues to win plaudits for Simon’s important work of being an archivist of the achievements of the diaspora.
He has a unique vision and we are delighted to have commissioned his work for BBC Two.’
Patrick Holland Channel Controller, BBC2
‘Photographing with sensitivity and insight, Simon Frederick has made extraordinary portraits of some of the most influential Britons of our time. We are proud to welcome these works into our collection, where they will be seen, enjoyed, and celebrated for generations to come.’
Dr Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery, London.
He Is Shifting Culture, One Frame At A Time
Nathalie Emmanuel is an English actress, known for her role as Missandei on the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011) and Ramsey in Furious 7 (2015).
Bernice Mulenga > noiamreiss > Nabila Roubah
Bernice Mulenga is a meme lover and multidisciplinary artist prioritising analog processes currently based in London.
noiamreiss creates mixed media artworks and animations that explore evolving identity, digital culture and fashion.
Nabila Rouabah is London-based Art Director and filmmaker. Her interests and work reflect on people’s hierarchical perception of classifications and promoting DIY categorisation.
SUNDAY 19 MAY
Shama Khanna > Adam Farah > Cédric Fauq
Adam Farah is an artist and composer born-n-raised in London and is a Capricorn Sun, Cancer Rising, Leo Moon. They also practise under and within the name free.yard.
Cédric Fauq is a Nottingham-based curator and writer, working at Nottingham Contemporary and beyond.
Matt Martin > Valerie Phillips > Jamie Shaw
Matt Martin is a photographer, curator and publisher based in London. For the last five years he worked as the curator of Doomed Gallery London and started the photocopy club project in 2011.
Valerie Phillips is an acclaimed NYC-born fashion and documentary photographer and book and zine publisher.
Jamie Shaw is a freelance publisher, designer and curator.