Listen to the talk here.
To coinicide with their exhibition Fig. at the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, 6 February to 31 March 2007
The talk focused on the links between photography and colonialism explored by the exhibition, and the ways this has prompted the artists to reflect upon their own photographic practice.
Julian Stallabrass lectures at The Courtauld Institute of Art in modern and contemporary art, including political aspects of the globalised contemporary art world, post-war British art and the history of photography. Recent publications include High Art Lite: British Art in the 1990s (1999), Internet Art: The Online Clash of Culture and Commerce (2003) and Art Incorporated (2004). He is currently working on a book about photography, politics and memory. Stallabrass contributed a text to the book which accompanies Fig., published by Photoworks and Steidl in Autumn 2007.
Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg are South African artists based in London. They started working together as art directors of the influential Colors magazine, and have developed an international reputation, publishing a number of books, including Trust, Ghetto and Mr. Mkhize’s Portrait. Broomberg and Chanarin will discuss their Photoworks commission Fig.
In partnership with the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton