Sunday 23 September
Futures presents: Memory
Start your day with a presentation by emerging artists from Europe’s newest photography platform, Futures. Three selected artists delve deeper into the archive, reflecting on notions of memory as they share their disparate processes of combining archival material with personal narratives.
Ingrid Leonard (Assistant Curator, Fotomuseum Antwerp) in conversation with Futures artists Maria Baoli (ES), Umberto Coa (IT) and Rie Yamada (JP/DE).
Aperture presents: Pictures in Print
How does magazine design help create a meaningful conversation around images? How do art directors and editors create compelling contexts for photography? These questions form the starting point for this discussion on contemporary magazine design and photography.
Michael Famighetti (Editor, Aperture Magazine) in conversation with Paul Gorman (writer), Veronica Ditting (creative director) and Salvatore Vitale (Editor, YET Magazine).
Each year, Unseen invites both young and established artists to shed light on their creative process. Hear from Rasha Kahil (LB), whose work reflects on contemporary issues of social identity, Pixy Liao (CN), who explores gender norms in different contexts, and Benyamin Reich (IL), who looks at queer culture and the homo-erotic roots of Judaism.
Live Session by Expert Photobook Review
Since 2015, St.Petersburg based collective Expert Photobook Review has invited experts from beyond the photography industry to analyse photobooks in a video review format. During a special live event, three experts will review the newest books launched at Unseen Book Market. Reviewed books include: Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days (Fw:Books) by Sanne van den Elzen, Malleus Maleficarum (Meta/Books) by Virginie Rebetez and The Migrant by Anais Lopez (self-published).
Moderated by Jana Romanova (Co-Founder, Expert Photobook Review).
Image: Untitled, from the series Anatomy of a Scandal, 2016 © Rasha Kahil/Galerie Janine Rubeiz