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Photography in Print & Circulation


Symposium about the book as a unique format for showing and circulating photography based art.

Valand Academy and the Hasselblad Foundation are co-hosting a symposium on the expanded field of contemporary photo books.

Photography in Print and Circulation is a symposium addressing the critical and creative use of photography's reproducibility. Easier than most other visual media, photography can be multiplied, appropriated, printed and distributed. The symposium will focus on the current and expanded field of photo books. The book is one of photography's most important formats for going public, and the contemporary photo book culture has developed different modes of - and strategies for - editing, publishing, financing and distributing. The emphasis will be on networks for production and sharing, curatorial perspectives, and the experimental use of books as alternative space for mediating photographic images.

Printed matter is one of many possible forms of distribution. Still and moving images are constantly produced, shared, and sampled through mobile phone cameras and the Internet. The digital technology has changed the parameters for the use and understanding of photography. The symposium will also discuss the changing practises in art and news media, as well as the curatorial take on mediating and exhibiting on-line material and other digitally circulated photographic images.

The speakers are artists, publishers, curators, and scholars and they are invited to talk about their practises, and to reflect on how the artistic and critical possibilities of printed, re-used and circulated photography can be defined and developed.

Confirmed participants:
- Lotta Antonsson, artist based in Berlin
- Mike Bode, artist and researcher based in Sweden
- Charlotte Cotton, curator based in Los Angeles
- Cecilia Grönberg, artist and researcher based in Stockholm
- Mette Sandbye, professor at University of Copenhagen
- Eva Weinmayr, artist based in Gothenburg and London
- Lars Willumeit, curator based in Zurich
- Lin Prøitz, media researcher based in Oslo
- Sarah Tuck, researcher and curator currently based in Gothenburg
- Eva Stenram (SW/UK)
- Beata Fransson (SW).

Thursday 17 November

9:30-10:00 Coffee

10.00-10.40: Niclas Östlind: Photography in Print & Circulation: A Historical Survey


11.30-12.00: Art & Theory: Release: The Negative Book Series

Lunch break

13.30-14.20: Eva Weinmayr: Library Underground ¿ a reading list for a coming community

14.30-15.10: Cecilia Grönberg: Photography as publishing and distribution


15.40-16.30 Charlotte Cotton: Platform Sensitive

16.45-17.45 Lotta Antonsson in Conversation with Charlotte Cotton and Niclas Östlind/Louise Wolthers

Friday 18 November

10.00-10.30: Louise Wolthers: Multiveillance and the Networked Image

10.40-11.10 Mike Bode: Verification processes and the ecology of user generated imagery.


11.30-12.10: Linn Prøitz: "It was instant-this is ultimately what is at stake, a child has died: What is simpler than that really?". The impact of the rapid global circulation of the image of Alan Kurdi.

Lunch break

13.20-14.00: Mette Sandbye: Kent Klich and the Gaza conflict: A multifaceted photographic encirclement of a place and a political conflict

14.10-14.40 Sarah Tuck: Evidence and Spectacle - Watching Murder Online


15.00-16.00: Closing discussion about the possibilities and challenges of printed and circulated photography.
If you are curious and would like the speakers to develop what they have been presenting or reflect on other related issues, you can email your questions to: stefan.jensen@akademinvaland.gu.se

Date & hour: 11/17/2016 at 9:00 AM till 11/18/2016 at 4:00 PM

Categories: Art History and Visual Studies

Organizer: Valand Academy, Hasselblad Foundation

Location: Valand Academy, Vasagatan 50
The Glass House, Chalmersgatan 4

Last day of registration: 11/1/2016 at. 11:00 PM.

Fee: FRI

Contact person: Niclas Östlind

Number of seats: 85 (Of which 90 are booked)

Registration is closed for this event


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