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09

Lecture/Performance: Hans Aarsman at The Photographers Gallery, London

Date: 21st January 2009

 

Hans Aarsman. 1236 sheets of negatives from the 1980s, thrown away on 19 August 2004

 

Hans Aarsman
1236 sheets of negatives from the 1980s, thrown away on 19 August 2004
2004

 

 

Hans Aarsman presents From Ugly to Pretty and Back Again. The Mysterious Ways of Beauty in Photography.

In this lecture Hans Aarsman examines the myriad of questions involved in taking photographs for purposes as varied as advertising, documentation and personal mementos. How does our understanding of the beauty in these images differ depending their final resting place, be it Ebay, family album, specialist magazines or museums collections. Through his own experiences Aarsman asks if, and how, artistic ambitions, aesthetics and useful photography can coincide.

Hans Aarsman (b.1951, NL) worked as a photojournalist until 1994. He currently works as a writer, in particular on photography, and is co-founder of the magazine Useful Photography. Aarsman displayed, and invited contributions to, his project Photography Against Consumerism here at The Photographers’ Gallery last July. He is based in Amsterdam.

£5.00/ £3.50 concessions

 

 

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Dr Marcus Bunyan

Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His art work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes Art Blart, a photographic archive and form of cultural memory, which posts mainly photography exhibitions from around the world. He holds a Dr of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne, a Master of Arts (Fine Art Photography) from RMIT University, and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.

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