March 2011


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Appropriation and Observation
Two ways of working with photography

Really Free School - 13 March 2011 - 6pm
The Hand and Racquet – 48 Whitcomb Street London WC2H 7HA [map]

The talk will focus on two different ways of working with photography. One is based on using existing images and creating something out of that, either by re-photographing or making collages. Works by Richard Prince and John Stezaker will be presented in connection to that practice. Other photographic strategy is based on taking images by drifting and observation. Obviously different photographic genres are based on that way of working (journalistic or street photography for example) but in regards to that type two photographers will be discussed: Robert Frank and Paul Graham.

Books/photocopies of artists’ works will be provided. Your own materials related to all 4 artists are very welcome too. You can currently see John Stezaker’s show at the Whitechapel Gallery and Paul Graham’s retrospective will be open there on 19th April (Free admission to the Whitechapel).

[Top image: Collage composed from P. Graham’s photograph (Beyond Caring series) and a found image]

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  • Leaflet: A4 size PDF - 1 page, print quality, 1MB.
  • Text file with texts by Jenny Holzer and about her works.

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Print Concepts
Various ideas behind artists’ publications

Really Free School - 8 March 2011 - 5pm
The Hand and Racquet – 48 Whitcomb Street London WC2H 7HA [map]

The session will be a short introduction to artists’ publications with Ed Ruscha’s books as a starting point (though Dada magazines will be mention too). Examples of books and concepts will be presented. Following forms will be introduced: book-object, book-device, time/process notation, polemic tool and others. Information about projects related to artist’s publications in London will be given.

Following artists and their work will be discussed: Tristan Tzara, Isidore Isou, Alain Satié, Ed Ruscha, Jenny Holzer and others.