Posts Categorized: Events
Uncertain States 2014 – End of Year Show
14th November-5th December
Includes the work of: Adrian Hardy, Agatha A. Nitecka, Ania Dabrowska, Cat Stevens, Charlie Fjätström, Christina Reid, David George, Fiona Yaron-Field, Franscico Gomez de Villaboa, Heather McDonough, James Russell Cant, Josephine Coy, Karl Ohiri, Martina Geccelli, Mick Williamson, Mish Aminoff, Radoslav Daskalov, Richard Ansett, Rebecca Sainsot Reynolds, Richard Sawdon-Smith, Robin Grierson, Roy Mehta, Spencer Rowell, Susan Andrews and Tracey Holland.
14th November-5th December
Open Tuesday-Friday 11am-7pm, Saturdays 12-5.30pm
Private View 13th November 6.30-9PM
WHITECHAPEL HIGH ST.
The Art of Collecting Photography, V&A Museum
Part 1 – 4
Photograph by Fiona Yaron-Field
Uncertain States and Zelda Cheatle bring together artists, collectors and curators in a series of talks about the role and artistic importance of the collector and collections within the context of fine art photography. The talks aim to encourage people who love photography that collecting can be a non-elite creative experience open to all. Photography is a superb entry level into the world of collecting art and so can play an important role for anyone, at little cost, who might aspire to start their own art collection. Each talk will introduce us into this engaging subject. Starting with The V&A’s own permanent photography collection, Uncertain States invites artists to highlight ‘their choice’ from recent acquisitions. In the following weeks speakers will explore starting, managing, developing large and small public archives and galleries will discuss their relationships with the work and photographers. These talks will draw attention to our belief that collections – in any form, private or public – offer a unique and important part in the documentation of our culture. These illustrated talks are part of Uncertain States ongoing commitment to extend critical dialogue in photography.
Part 1: The Artist and the Photograph
16 October 2015, V&A Museum, London, 6: 30 pm
Speakers: Susanna Brown, Curator of Photographs at the V&A, Susan Derges, Artist, Joy Gregory, Artist and David Worthington, Artist.
Tickets are free but space is limited so please book a seat
Part 2: The Collector as Curator
20 November 2015, V&A Museum, London, 6: 30 pm
Tickets are free but space is limited so please book a seat
Uncertain States presents writer and lecturer Paul O’Kane who is joined by the artists David George and Karl Ohiri to discuss photography as a tool to reflect longingly and critically on one’s past. The talk will be chaired by the writer Karen Falconer
Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL
7th November 2014
Federica Landi is happy to announce that she will be exhibiting a new installation piece called “All the Days”, born from the collaboration with artist and curator Francesca Marcaccio Hitzeman as part of Photography as Installation show.
The Opening will be Tuesday 7th October at Oxford House in Bethnal Green, 6.30pm (please see attached flyer)
To see all the works featured in the show please click here:
All the days is a response to the Central Archive of the British Museum and it aims to draw attention on the vulnerability of the archive as depositary of collective memory as opposed to the assumed permanence of institutions which are perceived to be static receptacles of knowledge.
The audience is invited to throw a stone into a container filled with water on which is projected the image of one of the British Museum’s gallery after bombardments (Second World War). In doing so, the image lying on the water surface will be disrupted, exposing the precariousness of human’s endeavour to preserve memory.
Photography as Installation is an exhibition featuring work by London College of Communication MA Photography Alumni at Oxford Housein Bethnal Green. Over the last 16 years, the MA Photography course has seen a significant shift towards installations and performativity in 2D, 3D and 4D. This development, in addition to a focus on the materiality of surface, will throw new light on what photography is today.
Three of the best seven are part of the Uncertain States collective, says Sunday Times Magazine..
David george, Lydia Goldblatt and James Russell Cant….
Founded in 2011 by Jason Shenai, director of Millennium Images in collaboration with Crane Kalman Brighton with the aim to discover and reward the best works by emerging talents, Peaches & Cream offers all photographers the chance to receive cash prizes in support of their practice, to win a contract with Millennium Images and the possibility of seeing their work published on the front cover of a best selling novel. Our panel of esteemed judges from the photographic and publishing industry will select eleven finalists to be showcased at Dreamspace Gallery in October 2014.
‘First Tuesday Salon Talks’ further our commitment to lens-based art through practice and offer a deeper insight into the artists process. Our talks have featured intimate and enlightening discussions from artist such as Tom Hunter, Kennardphillipps, Laura Pannack, Mick Williamson and Del Loewenthal to name a few. Through the generosity of our speakers we have been able to bring people together and expand this dialogue.
These talks are free, however there may be a nominal charge for the location.
Please check this events page or blog for the next talk, all welcome.
In November 2013, we were asked by the The V&A to host a more formal discussion which we entitled ‘The Art of Collaboration’. A panel discussion chaired by Sue Steward. With Kennard Phillips, Ania Dabrowska and the Lebanese Archive of Diab Alkarssifi, and the UCS team discussing the value of collaborations within art practice.
We are pleased to announce the next V&A Seminar will be on November 7th 2014, more to come…
The East is being redefined. The Olympic fever has put an outcast on the map.
The mainstream is now investing the once despised. It is not the first time the East
has been given a facelift. The continuous migrations, the war and previous
rejuvenations turned this landscape into something both identifiable and adaptable.
The East End was and remains a land of experiments where the individual shapes
his surroundings. 11 artist photographers familiar with its background and morphing
captured its idiosyncrasy through various methodologies. Still the East End cannot
be defined and the proud inhabitants are its essence. The East is not a landmark to
contemplate but a hub to be lived and inspired from.
Curated by Tendai Davies and David Boulogne
Artist photographers are Paul Walsh, Kajsa Johansson, Dominik Gigler, Arnau Oriol,
Susan Andrews, David Boulogne, Alessandra Chíla, Chris Dorley-Brown, Peter Marshall,
Mike Seaborne, David George
Opening night Tuesday 9th September from 6.30pm, public from 10th Sep – 5th Nov
The Russet, 17 Armhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT Open daily 9am – 11pm
Train: Dalston Kingsland, Rectory Road, Hackney Downs, Hackney Central
Bus: 67, 76, 488, 149, 236, 243
General enquiries contact David Boulogne
Sales contact Tendai Davies
Visit http://2012pics.blogspot.co.uk for more details
An exploration of collaborative working methods, with five very different contemporary photography collectives.
These contemporary views on photography provide a route into current conversations around the resurgence of photography collectives. Invited for their varying styles and their approaches to working together, ABC, Burn My Eye, RUIDO Photo, Sputnik Photos and Uncertain States outline the impact of this way of working, nationally and internationally. Considered here is the dynamic, democratic process of navigating and negotiating a cohesive voice through the notion of a collective.
ABC is an international group of artists seeking to create, engage and communicate on issues concerning self-publishing. The multi collaborative project ABCEUM re-imagines the museum as a book installation. Each room in the museum is an artist’s book of a different size and material. Assembled, the books constitute a floor-plan which visitors can wander through. ABCEUM is an evolving project that can be added to and expanded, with its own changing programme of exhibitions – much like any museum. In ABCEUM, however, the idea of a museum itself can become its own subject.
Burn My Eye grew from a small group of photographers with a shared passion for straight, unposed photography. Wanting to encourage personal development through critique and discussion with respected peers, the members embraced different sensibilities and cultural backgrounds that allowed for a broad set of influences in a close-knit environment.
RUIDO Photo, based in Barcelona, is the culmination of the work of a group of photographers, designers and journalists, who undertake independent photography projects with strong social content and cultural commitment with the clear aim of raising awareness, encouraging reflection and provoking social change.
Sputnik Photos is an international collective founded in 2006 by nine documentary photographers from Central and Eastern Europe. They are united in their desire to observe and describe their shared experience of living during the post-Soviet transformation period. They have organised several dozen exhibitions worldwide and have been featured in many photography festivals and magazines. Photobooks are an important feature of their practice, made in collaboration with journalists and writers in order to convey a rounded sense of each project.
Uncertain States is a lens-based, artist-led project releasing a quarterly broadsheet that expands critical visual dialogue. Themes include how our perceptions of key issues, such as politics, religion and personal identity, are formed. They showcase established and emerging artists through their exhibitions, monthly talks and web-based publications, showing work from all photographic genres. They work in partnership with other organisations, developing an extensive community and opportunities for their contributors
1. Julie Cockburn 2. Laura Hynd 3. Adrian Samson 4. John Paul Evans 5. David George 6. Federica Landi 7. Aviv Yaron 8. Fiona Yaron-Field 9. James Russell Cant 10. Lydia Goldblatt 11.Susan Andrews 12. Robin Grierson 13.Yaron Lapid 14. Agatha A. Nitecka 15. Richard Sawdon Smith 16. Ania Dabrowska 17. Spencer Rowell 18. Del Loewenthal 19. Grace Lau 20. Francisco Gomez de Villaboa 21. Mick Williamson 22. Karl Ohiri 23. Carolyn Lefley
A message from our very own Ania Dabroska, please spread the news if you can.
I am sure you have seen my efforts to spread the news about our Kicstarter campaign for the book.