ON INDEPENDENT CURATION AND SATELLITE PROJECTS
Director of Photography Financial Times / Curator at Peckham24
Artist / Curator at Peckham24
Artist / Director Seen Fifteen / Founder Peckham24
Artist / Director Maverick Projects / Founder Peckham24
Panel discussion w/moderator Maria Lyngstad Willassen
A variation of satellite-projects and initiatives outside the “mainstream” institutions have arisen across the world as dynamic and mobile outlets. These platforms enable independent curators and artists to display work without the need of operating within the constraints of the traditional physical, geographical and financial institutional frameworks. Close collaborations and knowledge exchange between artists, curators, designers and publishers results in exciting alternatives to the established gallery environment. Do these satellite project change the way artists produce work and approach their practices, and are they pushing the traditional institutions to rethink their approach to dealing with artists and curators?
Throughout this conversation we will hear about different experiences from the initiators, curators and artists’ point of view. The lecturers have in common that they worked together on the Peckham 24 festival. Peckham 24 is a three day festival of contemporary photography taking place over the weekend of Photo London Week. The festival is a collaboration between artists, curators and contemporary galleries based in the heart of Peckham’s art scene. Through a programme of specially commissioned new exhibitions, late gallery openings and live events, Peckham 24 spotlights the work of innovative and experimental artists working with photography.
The talks will be held in English.
“In Preparation No.10” by Tom Lovelace
Emma Bowkett is Director of Photography at the Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine. Joining in 2009, she was integral to the small creative team who reworked the visual language of the magazine for the 2010 re-launch.
Bowkett has curated exhibitions for the Triennale der Photographie Hamburg, Peckham 24 in London and in 2018 co-curated PhotoEast festival. She is a visiting university lecturer, and regularly participates at international portfolio reviews, festivals, art fairs and awards, including Unseen, Foam Paul Huf, and the Carmignac Award. She has been a Master at both Foam and Fabrica Masterclasses and is part of Magnum Photos Professional Practice. She won the inaugural Firecracker Contributors Award, which recognises women who have had a substantial impact on the photography industry. Bowkett has a Masters degree in Image and Communication from Goldsmiths University London.
Tom Lovelace is an artist and curator based in London. He studied Photography at the Arts University Bournemouth before studying Art History at Goldsmiths College. His practice explores photography and its collaborative histories, working at the intersection of photography, sculpture and performance. He is a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art and the Arts University Bournemouth.
Lovelace has recently had exhibitions and work displayed at Copeland Gallery, London (2018), Crispr, Bogota (2017), Flowers Gallery, New York (2017), Paris Photo, Grand Palais (2016), film screening, Tate Modern (2016), Victoria and Albert Museum (2014), Les Rencontres d’Arles,(2013), Unseen Art Fair (2013).
Lovelace has previously been nominated for Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, the Foam Paul Huf Award, Prix Pictet Award and the Infinity Award. His work has been featured and reviewed in The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Wallpaper Magazine and British Journal of Photography amongst others.
Jo Dennis is a British artist working between her studios in London and Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include: A Kind of Solid Liquid, 2018 at Sid Motion Gallery London, a solo presentation for Discovery at Photo London 2018, Your feet in the air and your head on the ground, Peckham 24 2017.
In 2010 she co-founded the artist lead space Asylum in a derelict chapel in London. From 2016 to 2018 she set up and curated AMP Gallery an artist lead gallery. She is a Director of Maverick Projects which has several alternative arts venues that facilitate exhibitions and events in South East London. She is the co-founder and a creative director of Peckham 24, an annual photography festival.
Vivienne Gamble has a MA Photography (History and Theory) from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. She is the founder and director of Seen Fifteen (founded in 2015).
Seen Fifteen is a contemporary photography space based in Peckham, South East London. The gallery was founded in 2015 by Vivienne Gamble upon graduation from her MA Photography (History and Theory) at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. The artistic programme at Seen Fifteen is dedicated to the work of contemporary photographers, with a specialist focus on photography’s “Expanded Field” and artists who push the boundaries of the medium.
Maria Lyngstad Willassen is an advisor for art and culture dissemination in Nordland County Council, as well as freelance writer. She graduated from Bergen Academy of Arts and Design and the Skrivekunstakademiet in Hordaland. She has previously worked as an art assistant at Hordaland Art Center and was co-editor of the art book series Dublett and for the magazine Vagant.