PHOTOGRAPHY AS ARCHIVOLOGICAL PRACTICE I JOAN FONTCUBERTA I FULL SPACE

 

The archive is a bastion of memory and its power is protected in fortresses where documents accumulate unevenly. It is the guardians of those places who hold the authority to preserve access to information. Managing that access means controlling the key to knowledge and the story. That is why the archive becomes a recurring place for contemporary artistic creation.

There are archives governed by opacity and intolerance, which undoubtedly express the panic of losing the monopoly on history. Censorship is his shield, to which the artist responds like a hacker filtering and spreading those kidnapped voices.

 

But, fortunately, there are also archives that are the result of a desire for freedom, transparency and democracy. When the archive is open to free interpretation, it is as if we send our intelligence to a new cave of Ali Baba.

 


 

SCHEDULE

DATES From March 5 to 6, 2020 
SCHEDULE 11:00 - 14:00 hrs. / 16:00 - 19:00 hrs.

 


 

Workshop full capacityo)

 

The archive is a bastion of memory and its power is protected in fortresses where documents accumulate unevenly. It is the guardians of those places who hold the authority to preserve access to information. Managing that access means controlling the key to knowledge and the story. That is why the archive becomes a recurring place for contemporary artistic creation.

There are archives governed by opacity and intolerance, which undoubtedly express the panic of losing the monopoly on history. Censorship is his shield, to which the artist responds like a hacker filtering and spreading those kidnapped voices.

But, fortunately, there are also archives that are the result of a desire for freedom, transparency and democracy. When the archive is open to free interpretation, it is as if we send our intelligence to a new cave of Ali Baba.

 


 

Joan Fontcuberta(Spain) 

He is an artist, essayist, teacher and curator of exhibitions. His creative work deals with the conflicts between nature, technology, photography and truth, and has been the subject of numerous personal exhibitions and monographic publications for four decades. Those carried out in institutions such as MoMA, in New York 1988; the Musée Cantini, Marseille 1990; the Art Institute, Chicago 1990; the IVAM, of Valencia 1992; the MNAC, from Barcelona 1999; the MUA, from Alicante 2001; the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome 2001; o ARTIUM de Vitoria 2003. Among the most recent personal exhibitions are the Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg 2013; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, from Paris 2014; Science Museum, London 2014; Cosmocaixa, from Barcelona 2015; Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt 2015; Canal de Isabel II of Madrid 2015; Museum of the University of Navarra, Pamplona 2016; DA2, from Salamanca 2016; Gallery Àngels Barcelona 2016; Museum of Art of the Bank of the Republic, Bogotá 2016; Palazzo Boncompagni / Biennial Photography and Industry, Fundazioni Mast, Bologna 2017.a, Fundazioni Mast, de Bologna (2017).

His works are in collections such as those of the MoMA NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art NY, San Francisco MoMA, National Gallery of Art Ottawa, Folkwang Museum Essen, Musée National dArt Contemporain Center Georges Pompidou Paris, MEP Paris, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, MACBA Barcelona and MNCARS Madrid.) y MNCARS (Madrid).


As a teacher, he has been a visiting professor at different international institutions such as Harvard University and Le Fresnoy. Center National des Arts Contemporains, in France. He has published several books on topics related to the history, aesthetics and pedagogy of photography: they include El beso de Judas. Photography and Truth Ed. Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 1997; Pandora's camera. I photographed her @ after photography Ed. Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 2010; and The fury of images. Note on the post-photography Galaxia Gutemberg, Barcelona, 2016 that will be published by Einaudi.inaudi.


He has been the artistic director of biennials such as the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie dArles, the most important photographic festival in the world, and the Mois de la Photographie in Montreal.al.


In 2013 Joan Fontcuberta was awarded the international prize from the Hasselblad Foundation. In Spain he has received the 1998 National Photography Prize and the 2011 National Essay Prize. In 2012 he received the National Prize for Visual Arts Culture from the Catalan government, in 2015 the Photography Culture Prize from the Community of Madrid, and in 2016 the City of Barcelona Award in Humanities.dades.