Dafna Talmor | In Conversation

Thursday 30th March, 19:00
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In this panel discussion co-chaired by Christiane Monarchi and Olga Smith, Dafna Talmor and guest artists Tom Lovelace and Corinne Silva will discuss their work in relation to a wide range of converging interests. Using their interdisciplinary practice as a starting point, these discussions will revolve around the politics of space and place, representations of landscape, documentary versus staged approaches, materiality and process, (the limitations of) photography and the expanded field of current fine art photographic practice. The event will be rounded off by a Q&A.

© Dafna Talmor |Untitled (NE-040404-1), Untitled (NE-04040404-1)

© Dafna Talmor |Untitled (NE-040404-1), Untitled (NE-04040404-1)

More about the panel…

Christiane Monarchi is the founding editor of the online magazine Photomonitor, dedicated to photography and lens-based media in the UK and Ireland. Christiane writes on photography for a variety of publications, has lectured at photography programmes including Central Saint Martins, Coventry, Sotheby’s Institute, UCA Rochester and Westminster, has curated the most recent Photo50 exhibition at London Art Fair (2017), served as selector at Brighton Photo Fringe (2016), Uncertain States (2015) and Fathom/Four Corners residencies (2014, 2015) and judges competitions including Portrait Salon (2014) and Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize (2016). She has reviewed portfolios for festivals including FORMAT, WPO, Photo Ireland and Kaunas Photo Festival. Christiane holds degrees including an MA in Contemporary Art History from Sotheby’s Institute, an MBA from Columbia University (NY) and BA (Economics) from Rice University, and she currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors at Photofusion.

Olga Smith writes and lectures on contemporary art and photography. Trained as art historian at the University of Cambridge, she holds the post of Postdoctoral Fellow at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Her current research includes a project on the representations of landscape in contemporary photography and a book charting the history of contemporary photography in France. Her academic research has been published in Art History, Fotogeschichte and History of Photography, and she is a regular contributor to Art Monthly. She is the co-founder of Ph, a UK-wide photography research network.

Tom Lovelace lives and works in London. He studied Photography at the Arts University Bournemouth before studying Art History at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Lovelace works at the intersection of photography, sculpture and performance. His practice is grounded in interruptions and reinventions of everyday matter, materials and processes. In 2016, Lovelace was nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, Prix Pictet Award and the Infinity Award (International Center of Photography, New York). Lovelace is currently a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London and the Arts University, Bournemouth.

Corinne Silva’s practice is concerned with landscape as a complex interrelation of culture and geography, politics and botany, living beings and inanimate matter. The effect of human activity on land, geographic and political borders, migration and ecology are among the issues she investigates. Silva is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Photography and the Archive Research Centre, University of the Arts London. Recent group and solo exhibitions include Garden State, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, and The Mosaic Rooms, London (2015);ReGeneration3, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, (2015); Gardening the Suburbs, Makan Contemporary Art Space, Amman (2014). Her monograph Garden State was published in 2016.