Joan Fontcuberta: Photography in Crisis
Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre. Doors open from 5.15pm.
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and the European Centre for Photographic Research (eCPR), University of Wales, Newport are pleased to announce a series of free lectures reflecting on photography and the Museum.
To launch the series, leading Spanish artist Joan Fontcuberta, reflects on his edited anthology ‘Photography - Crisis in History’ of 2002.
The book explored the significant challenges of producing histories or archaeologies of photography.
For this lecture he will offer a fresh perspective - 10 years on - of these complex relationships in a new age outlined by the internet and digital culture.
With nearly four decades of dedication to photography, Fontcuberta has developed artistic and theoretical work that focuses on conflicts between nature, technology, photography and truth.
The lecture series accompanies a major project being undertaken by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales to work on its rich and diverse historic photographic collections – a project made possible through a major gift from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
In partnership with the eCPR, at University of Wales Newport, the lecture series will reflect the exciting work that the Museum is undertaking from 2012 to 2015.
The event is FREE but booking is essential as places are limited.
To reserve your place email Historic.Photography@museumwales.ac.uk with your name and contact telephone number.
A full programme of forthcoming lectures will be available shortly.