Matter of Concern – Photography in a Changing Environment
September 14, 2017
Symposium, Konstfack, LM Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm
Welcome to a symposium in memory of Hans Hedberg.
What are the most important question and challenges for photography today? How can we rethink the formats of production and presentation? And who are the practitioners formulating new possibilities for photography?
As a photographer, critic, curator and educator at Konstfack, Hans Hedberg played a decisive role in the establishing of photography as an artistic practice in the 1990s. During his time at the School of Photography, prefect of Valand and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Gothenburg, Hans Hedberg had a great significance for the emergence of artistic research in Sweden in the beginning of the 21st century. To commemorate the memory of Hans Hedberg, Konstfack and Valand Academy will host a symposium focusing on the important tendencies in contemporary art – entirely in the spirit of Hedberg. Practitioners from various photographic fields have been invited by professionals who met Hans Hedberg during different stages of his life. They will give their view on the current state of the medium and challenges for the future.
The symposium consists of two keynote speakers and a series of shorter artist talks. In conjunction, one of the exhibitions arranged at Fotografins Hus is shown at Konstfack, and after the symposium there will be a book release of The Hans Hedberg Reader.
The symposium is open to all and requires no pre-notification. Everyone interested is warmly welcomed.
Keynotes: Joanna Zylinska and Benedict Ramade
10.45–11.00 Introduction (Svante Larsson and Niclas Östlind)
11.00–12.00 Joanna Zylinska (presented by Maria Lantz)
12.00–12.30 Artist talk: Eva Stenram (presented by Olof Glemme)
12:30–13.30 Lunch & opening of exhibition
13.30–14.00 Artist talk: Aida Chehrehgosha (presented by Iréne Berggren)
14.00-14.30 Artist talk: Iris Smeds (presented by VERK: Linda Bergman and Susanne Fessé)
14.30–15.00 Artist talk: Simon Berg (presented by Annika von Hausswolff)
15.30 – 15.45 Presentation of Mått, Mätt, Mot by Tyrone Martinsson.
16.15–17.15 Bénédicte Ramade (presented by Tyrone Martinsson)
16.45–17.00 The program has been changed and Tyrone Martinsson will present Chris Wainwrights work and their collaborators.
17.30–19.00 Release of The Hans Hedberg Reader at Konstfack
Flow and Friction: On the Tactical Potential of Interfacing with Glitch Art
Nov 9, 2016.
Book launch of Vendela Grundell’s Flow and Friction: On the Tactical Potential of Interfacing with Glitch Art at Mindepartementet. From 18:00 there will be a conversation about the book between the author and Linda Bergman (editor-in-chief and the founder of the magazine Verk, art historian, curator and artist).
The new book Flow and Friction: On the Tactical Potential of Interfacing with Glitch Art deals with how digital interfacing shapes spectatorship online. As the growing digital flow depends on hidden protocols of its underlying systems, this pioneering study pinpoints experiences of flow through the friction created in photo-based glitch art. When a glitch invites the viewer to try out different positions in relation to the system, a tactical spectatorship unfolds that challenges such dependence.
Vendela Grundell is a photographer, writer and Art History PhD currently teaching, making art and developing research. The new publication is a revised and extended version of her doctoral thesis, defended at Stockholm University in May 2016.