Please join us for an evening with writer, curator and photographer David Campany who is presenting his latest publication So present, so invisible, published by Contrasto.
David will be in conversation with artist, critic and art historian Lucy Soutter in the Cafe from 18.30, from 19.30 he will be signing copies in the Bookshop.
David Campany, who has often been invited by photographers and museums
to write about their practice during his career, talked with world-class artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Daniel Blaufuks, Robert Cumming, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Lewis Baltz, John Stezaker, Paul Graham, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Jeff Wall, Lucas Blalock, Susan Meiselas, Victor Burgin, William Klein, Stephen Shore – to interrogate them about their past, the various creative phases they crossed over, and above all their rapport with the photographic medium and reality.
These conversations transcend the dimension of the simple interview to reveal the close connection between art and author, between photography and the world, between thought and speech. Because, as noted by the author in his introduction, “whether long or short, nearly all these conversations were open-ended. Neither party knew where we might be going or where things would end up. For me, that is always the real value of a conversation, as opposed to an interview (or a questionnaire). There is risk and excitement, a sense of mutual exploration and speculation”.
Talk in the Eranda Studio on the 3rd floor from 18.30 followed by book signing.
Free event, no Booking.
© LaToya Ruby Frazier
© Jeff Wall
© Susan Meiselas
© Dora Fobert
© Stephen Shore