Events

 

TALK: RIGHTS IN FOCUS NETWORK

7 November, 11:30-4:30pm
Autograph
Tickets £6, Concessions £5

Autograph is hosting an afternoon of talks, networking, discussion and practice sharing and explores the relationship between arts engagement and initiating social change through ethically aware participatory projects, informed by social justice agendas. The event is aimed at those in the art world or those who work in community spaces, regardless of what stage of career you are in. The guest speaker is John Sleigh.

 

TALK: FEEDING THE COUNTRY: WHAT’S WRONG WITH HOW WE EAT?

20 November, 6:30-8pm
The Photographers’ Gallery
Tickets £8/£5 for members

Join The Photographers’ Gallery as they host a panel discussion examining the impact of our individual food choices on global food systems, such as rising temperatures, land degradation and an ever-expanding world population. This event is chaired by Anna Dannemann (The Photographers’ Gallery), with contributors including Imogen Davis (Native Restaurant) and Mark Diacono (Otter Farm).

 

TALK: DECODING THE GAZE: ICONOGRAPHY AND THE ALGORITHM

29 November, 11-6pm
The Photographers’ Gallery
Tickets £15/£10 for members

Join The Photographers’ Gallery for a deeper inquiry into how the political efficacy of social justice movements (from Extinction Rebellion, Black Lives Matter and Gulf Labor to current protests in Hong Kong, Beirut and Santiago) is impacted by their visualisation in virtual space. Through a series of talks, presentations and debates, we will look at the ways in which these movements have been helped and hindered by the rapid flow of iconic imagery on social media.

 

TALK: PHOTOGRAPHING LOCALLY

30 November, 6:30-8pm
The Photographers’ Gallery
Tickets £8/£5 for members

Street photography can reveal as much about the life of a place as it does the individual subject. It is a record of the everyday to the more pivotal moments that make our history. Contemporary photographers continue to redefine the genre, turning to photojournalism, documentary and conceptualism as influences. But what do the images of today tell us about the time we are in? What is the social responsibility of practitioners today when capturing private moments from closed worlds? Join Olivia Arthur, Eddie Otchere and Johny Pitts in conversation as they share their experiences of working across different local geographies and what it means to see a city through the eyes of its residents.

 

TALK: THE SOCIAL: FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

23 January, 6:30pm
The Photographers’ Gallery
Free admission, but need to book in advance

The Social is a bi-monthly advice and networking session for photographers, where participants are encouraged to network and join the conversation. Deliberately informal, each event includes two presentations by photography professionals, who offer tips or advice on the chosen theme, with a short break in between for socialising. Photographer Yuki Sugiura is joined by Art Director at Octopus Publishing Yasia Williams Leedham to offer tips on the theme of food photography.

 

CURATORS TALK: DORA MAAR

20 January, 6:30-7:30pm
Tate Modern
Tickets £10 talk only, Talk followed by private view £20.50

Join exhibition curator Emma Lewis to find out more about Dora Maar’s diverse career and her broad artistic practice. You will also get behind-the-scenes insights into the planning and staging of the exhibition. This hour-long talk will be followed by an optional private view of the exhibition. Emma Lewis is Assistant Curator, Tate Modern. She has curated or co-curated the exhibitions Dora MaarOlafur Eliasson: In real lifeModigliani and Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017. Emma has written monographs for many artists and is the author of Isms: Understanding Photography (Bloomsbury/Rizzoli 2017).

 

TALK: STEVE MCQUEEN YEAR 3: A DISCUSSION

23 January, 6:30-8pm
Tate Britain
Tickets £12, Concessions £8

Steve McQueen’s Year 3 project features photographic portraits of thousands of London schoolchildren. This panel discussion invites contributors to reflect on the installation and how it might speak to current debates around identity, childhood and belonging. What does this project say about the future of London? How does it relate to the status of arts education today? Contributors include the poet Theresa Lola, the primary teacher Ben Jones and the writer and curator Ekow Eshun, with the discussion chaired by Gaylene Gould.

 

TALK: STEVE MCQUEEN WITH PAUL GILROY

17 February, 6:30-8pm
Tate Modern
Tickets £12, Concessions £8, Tate Collective £5

As Tate Modern presents the first major exhibition of Steve McQueen’s artwork in the UK for 20 years, this is a unique chance to hear the artist discuss his practice. McQueen will be joined in conversation by Professor Paul Gilroy from University College London. The conversation will be chaired by Clara Kim, The Daskalopoulos Senior Curator, International Art at Tate Modern. The evening will be introduced by Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern. There will also be an opportunity for audience questions.

 

COMPETITION PRIZE SELECTION: VISUALISING PORTRAITS: TAYLOR WESSING PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE

30 January, 2pm
National Portrait Gallery
Free admission

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world. Discover selected works from the Gallery’s prestigious photographic portrait competition.