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Survival Techniques Opens with Video Screening and Curator-Led Tour

Featuring fifteen artists from around the world, the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s newest exhibition, Survival Techniques: Narratives of Resistance examines social conflict, political corruption and the common ways humans learn to survive.

Prior to the opening reception – which takes place on April 12 from 5 to 7 pm – there will be two events held in conjunction with the exhibition:


Film Screening: Before Ai Weiwei and Enemies of the People
Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 pm

Join the MoCP for a film screening pairing two documentary films addressing the ways humans interpret and cope with government oppression.

Daria Menozzi’s Before Ai Weiwei is based on an interview with the artist Ai Weiwei in 1995 and exposes his early political beliefs at a time when he is both estranged from the country where he lives and also poised to position himself as a global force within the art world. The second film, Enemies of the People directed by Thet Sambath and Rob Lemkin, interviews the men and women who perpetrated government-sponsored massacres between 1975-79. The screening will take place at the Hokin Lecture Hall, located at 623 S. Michigan Ave.


Curator Talk and Opening Reception
Thursday, April 12, 4 pm

Welcome Survival Techniques guest curator, Davide Quadrio, and contributing artists, Julika Rudelius and Li Mu, as they walk visitors through the exhibition at 4 p.m. The opening reception, which will be held at the MoCP, will immediately follow.

Through Our Lens: Photographers Reflect on Empowerment – Benefit Auction @ 25CPW

Dee and Lisa on Mott Street, Little Italy, NYC 1976 © Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos

On view from March 8–11, 2012, Through Our Lens: Photographers Reflect on Empowerment is a charity photography exhibition and auction benefiting Man Up, a global initiative launched by award-winning journalist Jimmie Briggs, aimed at mobilizing youth worldwide toward the prevention of violence against women and girls. Through Our Lens assembles the work of 50 notable photographers, ranging the worlds of fashion, documentary photography, and contemporary art, in an exhibition/auction event hosted by honorary chairs Gloria Steinem and Harry Belafonte, and curated by Whitney Johnson of The New Yorker, Bess Greenberg, Yukiko Yamagata, and JB Reed.

Among the works on view and available for auction are Susan Meiselas’ 1976 Dee and Lisa on Mott Street Little Italy (pictured above), and Hank Willis Thomas’ 2011 After Identity What?, a work pulled from the artist’s socio-politically and identity driven 1969 series.

Through Our Lens: Photographers Reflect on Empowerment is open to the public March 9th–11th, offering a weekend of FREE public programming which includes a film screening with activist Christy Turlington Burns, and talks with author Jill Iscol.

The ticketed reception and auction kicks off Thursday, March 8th at 25CPW with hors d’oeuvres, open bar and a guest DJ set by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots. Tickets are $150 in advance, $175 at the door.


Through Our Lens: Photographers Reflect on Empowerment
Ticketed Reception and Auction
Thursday, March 8, 6:30PM–11:00PM

Public Viewing w/ Additional Weekend Programming
March 9-11, 2012

25 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

For more information, contact 25CPW at: 212.203.0250. For the full weekend schedule and for tickets visit: http://manupphoto.eventbrite.com/.

Confounding Expectations: The Forgotten Space: Film Screening and Conversation with Allan Sekula

© Allan Sekula & Noël Burch. Still from ‘The Forgotten Space’, 2010, digital film, color, sound; 112 mins. Produced by DocEye Film, Amsterdam, in co-production with WildArt Film, Vienna. Courtesy DocEye Film, Amsterdam

Aperture Foundation, The Vera List Center for Art and Politics, and The Photography Program at Parsons the New School for Design presents:

A special screening of The Forgotten Space, a film by Allan Sekula & Noël Burch. A conversation with Allan Sekula will follow at the end of the screening.

Monday, December 5, 2011, 8:00 pm

Tishman Auditorium at The New School University
66 West 12th Street
New York, New York 10011

The Aperture Foundation, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, and The Photography Program at Parsons the New School for Design presents a special screening of The Forgotten Space, a film by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch, followed by a conversation with Sekula.

The Forgotten Space follows container cargo aboard ships, barges, trains and trucks, listening to workers, engineers, planners, politicians, and those marginalized by the global transport system. We visit displaced farmers and villagers in Holland and Belgium, underpaid truck drivers in Los Angeles, seafarers aboard mega-ships shuttling between Asia and Europe, and factory workers in China, whose low wages are the fragile key to the whole puzzle. And in Bilbao, we discover the most sophisticated expression of the belief that the maritime economy, and the sea itself, is somehow obsolete.

A range of materials is used: descriptive documentary, interviews, archive stills and footage, clips from old movies. The result is an essayistic, visual documentary about one of the most important processes that affects us today.The Forgotten Space is based on Sekula’s book Fish Story (1995), seeking to understand and describe the contemporary maritime world in relation to the complex symbolic legacy of the sea.

Born in 1951, Allan Sekula’s works with photographic sequences, written texts, slide shows and sound recordings have traveled a path close to cinema, sometimes referring to specific films since the early 1970s. However, with the exception of a few video works from the early 70s and early 80s, he has stayed away from the moving image. This changed in 2001, with the first work that Sekula was willing to call a film, Tsukiji, a “city symphony” set in Tokyo’s giant fish market.

Born in 1932, Noël Burch has been living in France since 1951. While primarily known for his theoretical writings, he has always positioned himself as a filmmaker and has directed over twenty titles, mostly documentaries. From 1967 to 1972, he collaborated with Janine Bazin and Andrè S. Labarthe for the celebrated series,Cinèastes de Notre Temps, and directed seven programs which are considered to have renewed the “film-maker portrait” in the heroic years of French public television. Burch co-founded the Institut de Formation Cinèmatographique, an alternative film school associating theory and practice.

Photo news – Tri-pod vs Contact Editions at StudioStrike photo print sale and slide slam

This Saturday photography collective Contact Editions has teamed up with Tri-pod for the 1st birthday celebrations of the new creative hub studioSTRIKE.

As the South London art scene continues to grow, studioSTRIKE will be hosting this free event, which is a bit more than the normal Contact Editions sideshow.

For a summer special, Contact Editions will be presenting a day-long feast of photography and fine art with print sales, projections, artist Q+As, accompanied by studioSTRIKE’s open studios, BBQ and live Brazilian bands.

VS evenings feature opposing photographic projections selected by Contact and a guest, on Saturday it will be slide slamming with the Tri-pod group who I have been working with and it promises to be a fun evening.

I will be attending and will host the battles and Q&A with represented artists. Please RSVP to [email protected] if you wish to attend the event so numbers can be gauged.

To fins out more and see who is participating, see over for the full programme running from 3pm till late…

3pm onwards: Open studios, with affordable photography print sales from Contact Editions and Tri-pod.

5pm: Curated film screening by The Kitchen Sink Collective

6pm: BBQ in the garden

7pm: Photo VS and artists in conversation, led by me, featuring Melanie Stidolph, Natasha Caruana, David Axelbank and Mona Simon.
10pm: Live bands

The curated projections by Contact and Tri-pod, will show contemporary photography projects featuring the work of:

Contact Editions
Antonia Zennaro
Ben Roberts
Chloe Dewe Mathews
Mona Simon
David Axelbank
Seba Kurtis
Hin Chua
Tereza Zelenkova

Natasha Caruana
Zoe Childerly
Ellie Davies
Karen Grainger
Dean Hollowood
Judith Lyons
Wendy Pye
Melanie Stidolph

Contact Editions aims to support and promote contemporary photography by showcasing new work in fresh and interesting ways.

Entry is always free and usually with a discounted bar so that photographers and photography lovers can spend a whole evening discovering exciting new work in an informal setting.

As well as events, Contact is an online gallery selling affordable edition prints of emerging artists’ work. We aim to show new photography from both emerging and more established artists, both in the online gallery, on our blog and through events.

Tri-pod is developing a creative model for the realisation of photographic and lens-based projects and exploring ways of working using an informal group structure. Its first initiative was set up to support emerging and established artists and photographers create a personal project in the context of a closed research and development group. Established in April 2010, the group continues to meet once a month at The Hotshoe Gallery in London. Tri-pod members will be exhibiting Nine-Point Perspective: Ways of Seeing at Hotshoe Gallery this August.

studioSTRIKE is a small and friendly creative space for emerging and established artists. It lives on the top floor of the Bread and Roses in Clapham, a former coach house now owned by the Workers Beer Company. The building takes its name from a line in a James Oppenheim poem, later sung by female textile workers on strike in Massachusetts 1912.

studioSTRIKE took over the disused top floor of the building in July 2010. It’s now a professional community of 15 artists from a variety of disciplines. Together they host and run events, live music, talks and screenings.

Filed under: Photographers, Photography Shows, Visual Artists, Women Photographers Tagged: Contact Editions, emerging photography, london, photography event, print sale, slide slam, studioSTRIKE., Tri-pod