The Photo Biennial is a series of free exhibitions, new commissions, artists talks, screenings, workshops and master classes which bring emerging talent and international photographers to Brighton. View the Brighton Photo Biennial website here.
Following up from my last blog post ‘Events- Brighton Photo Biennial 2012 (Agents of Change) which you can view here, I wanted to include a few recommendations of what’s on over the festival.
1. Julian Germain- The Beautiful Horizon
Exhibition ‘No Olha da Rua’ 6th October- 25th November, free entry
Fabrica Gallery in Brighton
A collaborative project which shows selected works taken by young Brazilians living on the the streets of Belo Horizonte. Taken using borrowed camera equipment, the young participants document their lives and work with the artist (Julian Germain) to edit, publish and distribute the results.
2. Preston is my Paris- Four Versions of Three Routes
Free entry, 6th October- 4th November 2012, running for the duration of the Biennial
Exhibition- Located around the city and Bartholomew Square
Preston is my Paris was originally set up in 2009 by Adam Murray and Robert Parkinson as a zine which was distributed for free to encourage the exploration of Preston as the subject for creative practice. Since then the project has developed into an independent publishing house and on the back of this Preston is my Paris has created Four Versions of Three Routes for BPB12.
You can view the Preston is my Paris blogspot here.
An original body of work produced for the Brighton Photo Biennial, directed by Adam Murray with photographers Jamie Hawksworth, Robert Parkinson, Theo Simpson and graphic designer Ben Mclaughlin. Photographs have been taken and displayed along the debated constituency borders of Brighton’s (and surrounding areas) coastlines as a means to question how electoral districts are decided and how the change might affect residents.
You can follow the routes and by doing so you will discover over 40 site specific street posters and site specific installations, download the map here.
3. Jinkyun Ahn- On the Surface of Images
Free entry, 6th October- 18th November 2012
Exhibition at Phoenix Brighton.
“The empty plot that my parents prepared for their after-life is an image of death that will be fixed eternally in the landscape, as well as, in my mind.”
‘On the surface of images’ is Jinkyun Ahn’s first major solo exhibition. Jinkyun Ahn’s work explores the relationship between his parents, and in turn his family’s relationship with death and the afterlife. Jinkyun Ahn uses photography to reflect, repeat and dismember his parents. The images Ahn presents often verge on the surreal. Ahn uses mirrors and fragmentation to ask the viewer to confront the mortality of his parents and in turn question their own.
4. The Photocopy Club- Photocopy Club #5
Free entry, 6th October- 18th November
Exhibition at the Phoenix Gallery Brighton.
The photocopy club started in November 2011 and is the brainchild of photographer Matt Martin, a really exciting monthly exhibition that goes against the norm of your standard photography show. Rather than expensive, immaculate prints, carefully framed and presented within clinical, high ceiling gallery spaces the photocopy club asks for an open submission with the only requirement being you use a photocopier/ xerox machine to print your work.
Since setting up the photocopy club the response has been incredible and the Photo Fringe are presenting the 5th exhibition at the Phoenix galley in Brighton. 100 photographs displayed on chipboard, all photocopies of course.
5. Desert Island Pics
Anna Fox (07/10/12)
Sean O’Hagan (04/11/12)
£4 Standard/ £2 Concession, 2.30pm-3.30pm
The Marlborough Theatre
A new series of talks produced by Photoworks, loosely based on the Radio 4 programme ‘Desert Island Discs’ guests are invited to select eight photographs they wish to have with them on a desert island, images are discussed and choices are examined, giving a really unique insight into the artists life and career.
6. Miniclick Photo Talks at the Photo Fringe
6th October- 18th November
Various locations across Brighton, click here to check out the line up of photography events/ talks.
Miniclick photography talks is a series of free monthly film and photography based events throughout Brighton. Miniclick has been running for two years and to celebrate being about for two years they have put together a series of talks, discussions and workshops for the Brighton Photo Fringe.
For this year’s Fringe, the Miniclick Photo Talks are featuring: Laura Pannack, Simon Roberts, Gordon MacDonald, Clare Strand, Luca Sage, Aaron Schuman to name a few.
Unfortunately there is no booking service but Miniclick do advise turning up early, most of their talks are situated in local bars, so get there early, grab a drink and enjoy.
Music blogged to: Tom Vek ‘Lesiure Seizure’ (2011)