Filippo Zambon :: Personal practice and social pornography

Photo: Filippo Zambon

ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieka Filipo Zambona (Itālija/Somija) autorvakars un lekcija.
A meeting with current ISSP Riga Residency artist Filippo Zambon (IT/FI).

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Fotogrāfija: Personīgā prakse un sociālā pornogrāfija.

Es aplūkošu savu personīgo praksi saistībā ar dažādiem mūsdienu fotografēšanas un stāstījuma veidošanas elementiem. Diskusija sāksies ar vuāristisku ieskatu manā personīgajā foto pieredzē, īpaši koncentrējoties uz pēdējiem projektiem. Iepazīstināšu arī ar kursu, ko pasniedzu Helsinku Mākslas universitātē. Kursa uzmanības centrā ir jautājumi par fotomateriālu sociālo un politisko diskursu. Apskatīsim dažus ar šo tēmu saistītus darbus un centīsimies saprast iemeslus, kāpēc tie tiek veidoti, kā tie ietekmē skatītājus, sabiedrības viedokli un projektā iesaistītos cilvēkus. Analizēsim stereotipiskas idejas, kas saistītas ar dokumentālismu un sociālu mākslu, un centīsimies izprast šo prakšu ierobežojumus un iespējas.

Filippo Zambons dzimis Florencē, studējis mākslas vēsturi Florences Universitātē. Strādājis kā kara fotogrāfa asistents, pēc tam pārcēlās uz Helsinkiem, kur Helsinku Mākslas universitātē studēja fotogrāfiju. Savā praksē pēta dažādu vizuālo valodu formālās un teorētiskās kombinācijas. Viņa darbi izstādīti Hasselblad centrā Gēteborgā, Somijas Fotogrāfijas muzejā Helsinkos, Benetton fondā Trevizo un citviet Eiropā. Viņa pirmā monogrāfija “Komi dienasgrāmata” 2018. gadā tika atzīta par gada labāko fotogrāmatu Somijā. Sevi raksturo kā fotogrāfu, kurš ir apsēsts ar fotogrāfiju visās tās formās.
https://filippozambon.com/

Ieeja brīva, pasākums norisināsies angļu valodā.

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Photography: Personal practice and social pornography.

I will discuss my personal practice in connection with different elements of the contemporary photography practice and narrative. The discussion will start with a voyeuristic insight on my personal photographic experience, focusing on my last and ongoing projects. I will also introduce elements from a course that I have been teaching at the University of Arts of Helsinki, which focused on questioning the photographic medium in connection with the social and political discourse. We will have a look at several works connected with the theme and will try to understand the reasons of making work dealing with social and political themes, the impact on the viewers, the public opinion, and the people involved in the project. We will analyse the stereotypical ideas connected with documentary and socially engaged art, to try to understand the limits and the potentials of those practices.

Filippo Zambon - born in Florence, studied Art History in the University of Florence. After working as assistant for a war photographer, he moved to Helsinki where he studied Fine Arts with major in Photography at the University of the Arts of Helsinki. His practice is focused on the research of formal and theoretical combination of different visual languages. His work has been exhibited in Hasselblad centre in Gothenburg, The Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, the Benetton Foundation in Treviso, and other places in Europe. His first monograph, ”The Komi diary” was awarded in 2018 as the photobook of the year in Finland. He describes himself as "a photographer obsessed with photography in all its forms".
https://filippozambon.com/

Free entrance, the event will take place in English.

ISSP 2011 Gala exhibition in Riga

Dear friends, our yearly happening is approaching - the opening of the ISSP Exhibition in Riga! 
Traditionally, a selection of ISSP final works will be exhibited at Goethe Institute. The Opening event is on Thursday, 20 October at 18:30. We will also be presenting the ISSP 2011 catalogue and releasing a short ISSP 2011 documentary by Ģirts Raģelis. All the ISSP students, friends and family are welcome! 

Izstāde "Kuldīgas stāsti" Kalnciema kvartālā

No 25. augusta līdz 24. septembrim Rīgā, Kalnciema kvartālā apskatāmi darbi, kas radās žurnāla National Geographic redaktoru vadītās meistardarbnīcas "Dokumentālā foto-eseja: stāsti no Kuldīgas" laikā šī gada 27.-29. maijā, Kuldīgā.

Art is Risk Made Visible

Otrdien, 16. augustā, plkst.19.00, jaunajā ¼ Satori radošajā telpā Berga bazārā ar publisku lekciju uzstāsies vairāku starptautisko balvu laureāts, fotogrāfs, rakstnieks, kurators un pedagogs Arno Rafaēls Minkinens (Arno Rafael Minkkinen).

ISSP 2011 evening programme

The ISSP 2011 Evening programme will present exciting series of presentations and talks by teachers and guests - every evening 20:00, starting from 7 August till ISSP Exhibition Opening on 13th August. The evening talks are open to visitors free of charge - all lovers of photography are welcome.

Public lecture "The Photography of National Geographic Magazine"

An opportunity to learn about the photography of the National Geographic Magazine directly from its chief staff experts - Senior photo-editor Sarah Leen and Creative director Bill Marr. The lecture - presentation is open for all interested. 30 May 2011, at 19:00 at kim?

Aktuāli: ISSP BW lab

ISSP invites all interested in Black and White analogue process and looking for lab facilities to become 2011 members of our BW Lab in Andrejsala (Riga). Lab members can use fully equipped ISSP BW lab for a year - pretty much without any time limits. Full info in Latvian below. For more info, please call Arnis :)

ISSP Exhibition “Reference point” in Riga

A short video-documentation of ISSP 2010 exhibition “Reference Point” currently on show at Goethe Institute in Riga is available on vimeo! For those who still have not seen it, the exhibition  will be on show till January 30.

And, btw, as of January 2011 the ISSP 2010 catalogues and the complete collection of 2006 - 2010 catalogues can be purchased at the Latvian Museum of Photography (you can also take a look at them for free at kim? reading room, Satori, META cafe, Istaba and couple of other places).