Events and Exhibitions
Past Events and Exhibitions
This day symposium will focus on Muybridge's work in Kingston, where he was born in 1830 and died in 1904 - he spent his final decade there and bequeathed his personal archive to the Kingston Museum. The morning session will explore the dimensions of Muybridge's distinctive relationship to Kingston, and the afternoon sessions will present new and original research - on Muybridge's work, its histories, and its multiple connections - by prominent artists, film-makers and scholars.
Seven Day Suit is a new collective exhibition, bringing together seven emerging photographers for the first time at Brighton Photo Biennial 2016. Responding to the festival's theme Beyond The Bias, the group will deliver an innovative exhibition of photographs and moving image, exploring the cultural phenomenon of the tracksuit.
Erwin Blumenfeld was a pioneering photographer born in Germany. He was best known for his fashion photography published in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar in the 1940s and 1950s. The exhibition explores how Blumenfeld’s Dadaist collages informed his experimental fashion photography. Featuring original black and white silver gelatin prints, collages, drawings and personal ephemera, this exhibition delves into the early beginnings of Blumenfeld’s pioneering technique.
Second Skin addresses the ambiguity of identity and the human capacity for social disguise. Through their photographic exploration Strand Collective have come to see these not as a form of deception but rather a natural and necessary adaptation enabling people to manage complex social and psychological situations.
Peripheral Histories features work by Calum Douglas, Alan Knox, Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte and Sarah Amy Fishlock. Each photographer has a distinct body of work but shares thematic, aesthetic and conceptual overlaps.