Unseen Programme Update
14 September 2012 Programme
Speakers’ Corner Highlights
Friday 21 September 14:00-15:30: The Future of Photography
This talk will discuss the current position of photography and look at the opinions of important influencers within the photography/cultural field; this who investigate the future of photography. They will converse about the role/position of photography in the coming five years, from publications to art education. In the future, which themes will become more important?
For the panel discussion we have asked all panel members to make a selection of two or three talented artists who they think are new, fresh, exciting and upcoming. Speakers include: Simon Baker (London, Curator of Photography and International Art, Tate), James Reid (London, Picture Editor Wallpaper), Christine Ollier (Paris, Artistic Director Galerie les Filles du Calvaire) and Francois Hébel (Paris, Director Festival Les Recontres ‘d Arles). Anne-Celine Jaeger (London, journalist and critic). Moderator: Marcel Feil (Artistic Director Foam).
© Simon Baker
Saturday 22 September 16:30-17:00: Art of Collecting
This round table -conversation will tackle everything connecting to collecting. The discussion will include themes such as starting a collection, what to look for as a collector, how to recognize different kinds of collectors and in what way collecting today is different from the past. Partaking in the discussion are Martin Magulies, Ariel Shanberg, W.M. Hunt, Simone Klein and Anne-Marie Beckman. This talk is interesting for beginners and professional collectors alike.
Unseen Cinema Highlights
Thursday 20 September 13:45-15:30 and Saturday 22 September 14:00-15:30: The Photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher
This documentary, by German director Marianne Kapfer, tells the extraordinary story of influential photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher, known for their characteristic black-and-white photographs of industrial installations.
Thursday 20 September 12:15-13:15 and Saturday 22 September 13:30-14:30: John Gollings - Eye For Architecture
Eye for Architecture journeys into the world of cutting-edge architecture in Australia and Asia through the lens of renowned architectural photographer John Gollings. A Gollings photograph can turn an ordinary building into art, helping it get published or win an award. Join Gollings on a journey from ancient cities in India and Cambodia to the modern face of China and Australia, seeing his influences and what it takes to create memorable images.
© John Gollings
Bright Young Things Pavilion
Bright Young Things is an exhibition platform for young talent. Through curated themed group exhibitions and solo shows, Bright Young Things has debuted many award winning talents over the past 5 years. At Unseen work by five of these photography talents will be exhibited at the B.Y.T. pavilion. The works will be projected on the walls of special on-site containers.
Foam Magazine Talent Issue Launch
The launch of the Foam Magazine #32/Talent Issue will take place during Unseen. The Foam Talent Call 2012 opened on 30 January and closed on 16 April and concluded in 974 submissions from 64 different countries. The selected 16 photographers for Foam Magazine #32/ Talent are: Olga Cafiero (CH), Laura El Tantawy (UK/EG), Shane Lavalette (USA), Marleen Sleeuwits (NL), Giulio Sarchiola (IT), Alejandro Cartagena (MX), Popel Coumou (NL), Grace Kim (USA), Maroesjka Lavigne (BE), Fabio Messias (BR), Tomoe Murakami (JP), Noemie Goudal (FR), Ali Taptik (TR), Antonio Zambardino (IT), Esther Teichmann (DE/USA) and Samuel Falls (USA). Tickets for this event are available at the door for €2,50.
The full programme of Unseen can now be downloaded online. We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday 20 September!