Conversations on Photography: Performance and the Aesthetics of Refusal - Fall 2022

Conversations on Photography: Performance and the Aesthetics of Refusal - Fall 2022

Regular price $100.00
Berette Macaulay
DATE / TIME November 8 - 29, 2022 | Tuesdays 6-8pm (Pacific Time)
Payment & Refund Policy
Scholarship Opportunities
FORMAT Online; workshop will be hosted as live, interactive online sessions via Zoom.
LEVEL Introductory

This conversation series examines photography and video art practices in abstractive and appropriative imaginaries, collaborative culture-making, experimental narratives, and self-portraiture. You’ll be looking at a number of works from artists of color creating from and in the Americas, African, Caribbean, and European contexts.

We’ll explore how artists use and push the craft of story and myth making by engaging indigenous and colonial histories or creating new visual vocabularies through the reversal or refusal of the hegemonic gaze. Strategies of image making will be considered along with the responsibilities of seeing, creating and documenting by ‘outsider’ practitioners working within cultures they don’t come from. We may also use curatorial and literary criticism as points of departure to enrich our exploratory conversations.

Our artist list will be broad, who work in areas including conceptual, documentary, editorial, fashion, and magical realism, including Along Atem, John Akomfrah, Delphine Diallo, Fabiola Jean-Lewis, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Renee Cox, Phylis Galembo, Omar Victor Diop, Lisandro Suriel, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Tyler Mitchel, Khalil Joseph, among others.

Each workshop conversation will be preceded by a preparatory question and short list of artists’ works to review before our meetings. Texts will include short readings or media links to interviews or artist talks, or other sources of photography and video archives. Photography book recommendations may be provided for your optional library inclusion.


Image courtesy of the artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya, DOCUMENT, Chicago, GALERIE PETER Kilchmann, Zürich, and Vielmetter Los Angeles.


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