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PAGE

BLANCHE




PARIS-ROME 

WORKSHOP 2 #PESCARA



PAGE BLANCHE + MESHROOM


 
PRESENT


BELIEVING
IS SEEING


WORKSHOP WITH MAX PINCKERS & MATHIEU ASSELIN


WHERE
@MESHROOM
via Elettra 94 
Pescara Italy

WHEN
28-29
March 2020
Saturday
10.30-19.30
Sunday
9.30-18.30 

CLASS SIZE
15 participants

8 listeners


LANGUAGE 

English
Italian translation
available














© Mathieu Asselin, from the series ‘Monsanto’



Page Blanche and Meshroom are happy to present the 2nd edition of the workshop ‘Believing is Seeing’ with Max Pinckers & Mathieu Asselin.

This two-day masterclass with Max Pinckers and Mathieu Asselin focusses on developing a personal vision, critical attitude and individual approach towards the production of an artistic body of work within the context of documentary photography. Based on a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions and group discussions, participants will be encouraged to question notions of truth, authenticity, objectivity and the underlying belief systems that drive our hyper-visual culture today.

The workshop can be divided into two segments: the introduction of a theoretical framework along with a series of practical exercises. Key aspects are the role of aesthetics and conventions in photography, the influence of fiction on our perception of reality through images, the value of a self-reflexive mode in relation to political themes, and how photobooks have shaped documentary practice.



© Max Pinckers, from the series ‘The Fourth Wall’



Guidelines for preparation

Workshop participants should be able to show a good level of photographic aptitude and a desire to learn. Candidates will be expected to develop a positive attitude towards critical self-reflexion, discussion and constructive critique. Students should prepare their portfolio presentations and artistic discourse ahead of the workshop.


Goal

This workshop is aimed at photographers who wish to delve deeper into subjects they are currently working on, and receive feedback on their artistic process. It provides an opportunity for participants to critically reflect on their portfolios in various forms and formats. Participants will be expected to bring a recent project to work with, or any work they wish to receive feedback on. Each individual project will be discussed in group.





© Mathieu Asselin, from the series ‘Monsanto’


Mathieu Asselin (FR/VEN, 1973) works and lives between Arles in France and New York City.  He began his career working on film productions in Caracas, Venezuela, but shaped his photography practice in the United States. His work mainly consists out of longterm investigative documentary projects, such as his latest book Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation, which received international acclaim, winning the Kassel FotoBook Festival Dummy Award in 2016, the Aperture Foundation First Book Award in 2017 and has been shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize in 2018. Les Rencontre d'Arles in France, the Photographer’s Gallery in London, the Fotomuseum Antwerp in Belgium and the European Parlement in Strasbourg are amongst recent venues where his work has been exhibited.

www.mathieuasselin.com


Max Pinckers (BE, 1988) is an artist based in Brussels, Belgium. His oeuvre explores documentary modes and their inherent power structures through various visual storytelling strategies in the form of self-published artist publications and exhibition installations. His works include The Fourth Wall (2012), Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty (2014), Trophy Camera v0.9 (2017) and Margins of Excess (2018). He is currently a doctoral researcher and lecturer in the arts at the School of Arts / KASK, Ghent. Pinckers has been internationally awarded and has had m

www.maxpinckers.be

Meshroom is a reference space for photographic culture based in Pescara, Italy. Its mission is to offer a wider vision on the concept and use of the photographic medium. The school is conceived as an experimentation laboratory, a place to meet and exchange with a library space, a printing service and multiple and innovative activities open to the public. 

www.meshroom.it

Sign up & Contact:
pageblanche.contact@gmail.com
All payments must be tendered with Terms and conditions agreed.





︎ 30 NOVEMBER - 1 DECEMBER 2019

WORKSHOP  I  #ROME

with MAX PINCKERS & MATHIEU ASSELIN
curated by Page Blanche


WHEN:
30 November -
1 December 2019

WHERE:
WSP PHOTOGRAPHY
Via Costanzo Cloro 58, Rome, Italy

CLASS SIZE:
15 participants max

THEACHING LANGUAGE:
English

SIGN UP & CONTACT:
 +33 7 66 89 63 30
+33 6 17 71 84 56  pageblanche.contact
@gmail.com

FEE: 390€  

All payments must be tendered with
Terms and conditions agreed.

BELIEVING IS SEEING


This two-day masterclass with Max Pinckers and Mathieu Asselin focusses on developing a personal vision, critical attitude and individual approach towards the production of an artistic body of work within the context of documentary photography. Based on a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions and group discussions, participants will be encouraged to question notions of truth, authenticity, objectivity and the underlying belief systems that drive our hyper-visual culture today.

The workshop can be divided into two segments: the introduction of a theoretical framework along with a series of practical exercises. Key aspects are the role of aesthetics and conventions in photography, the influence of fiction on our perception of reality through images, the value of a self-reflexive mode in relation to political themes, and how photobooks have shaped documentary practice today.


Deadline -----> 15 November 2019

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Schedule & Application



Goal:

This workshop is aimed at photographers who wish to delve deeper into subjects they are currently working on, and receive feedback on their artistic process. It provides an opportunity for participants to critically reflect on their portfolios in various forms and formats. Participants will be expected to bring a recent project to work with, or any work they wish to receive feedback on. Each individual project will be discussed in group.

Guidelines for preparation:

Workshop participants should be able to show a good level of photographic aptitude and a desire to learn. Candidates will be expected to develop a positive attitude towards critical self-reflexion, discussion and constructive critique. Students should prepare their portfolio presentations and artistic discourse ahead of the workshop.

Schedule:

- Max & Mathieu will introduce their work and approach to documentary photography.

- Presentation of the students’ work. Feedback and group discussion.

- Lecture about own work and the development of long-term personal projects. Outline views on documentary photography with examples taken from personal projects addressing topics such as position of the photographer in a documentary construction or how strategies from fiction can be used to document reality.

- One-on-one mentoring sessions and open group discussions, addressing:

1. Concept development and critical reflection
2. Identifying a personal vision & intention
3. Defining an individual work methodology
4. Formulating an artistic discourse in relation to various projects
5. Selection and sequencing of images / creating a portfolio

6. Finding the right context and presentation for your work

Applications & Payment:

The participants may pay the fee once in full OR
in two equal installments (for details check Terms & Conditions). 



About the teachers






Mathieu Asselin (FR/VEN, ˚1973) works and lives between Arles in France and New York City. He began his career working on film productions in Caracas, Venezuela, but shaped his photography practice in the United States. His work mainly consists out of longterm investigative documentary projects, such as his latest book Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation, which received international acclaim, winning the Kassel FotoBook Festival Dummy Award in 2016, the Aperture Foundation First Book Award in 2017 and has been shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize in 2018. Les Rencontre d'Arles in France, the Photographer’s Gallery in London, the Fotomuseum Antwerp in Belgium and the European Parlement in Strasbourg are amongst recent venues where his work has been exhibited. www.mathieuasselin.com


   
 



Max Pinckers (BE,  ̊ 1988) is an artist based in Brussels, Belgium. His oeuvre explores documentary modes and their inherent power structures through various visual storytelling strategies in the form of self-published artist publications and exhibition installations. His works include The Fourth Wall (2012), Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty (2014), Trophy Camera v0.9 (2017) and Margins of Excess (2018). He is currently a doctoral researcher and lecturer in the arts at the School of Arts / KASK, Ghent. Pinckers has been internationally awarded and has had major exhibitions at MOCAK in Poland, the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the United States and the Centre for Fine Arts- Bozar in Belgium, among others. In 2015 he founded the independent publishing house Lyre Press and was recently awarded the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. www.maxpinckers.be



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PAGE BLANCHE + ILEX GALLERY


PRESENT


GIOVANNI COCCO

PLANTARIUM



EXHIBITION
7-10 November
VERNISSAGE
Thursday
7 November
18.00-22-00
ADDRESS 52 rue de Trousseau, 75011 Paris, France OPENING HOURS Friday to Sunday 11.00-19.00



Page Blanche & Ilex Gallery are happy to present Plantarium by the Italian artist Giovanni Cocco. The exhibition shows the complete series with unpublished works in world premiere.

La Garbatella and its flora are a well-kept Roman secret. An exotic and unique area of Rome - founded almost 100 years ago (in 1920) - it is known for its architecture based on lots. Originally settled by colonialist and their families, the neighbourhood is teeming with lush plants - brought over by veterans from the Italian colonial wars in Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and Libya. With the series Plantarium Cocco offers a glimpse of this treasure as he unveils the neighbourhood flora and vegetations - its enthralling green spaces. In so doing, Giovanni Cocco manages to preserve its mystery while giving movement to still life: “Hence the choice to photograph plants, because they represent a kind of aesthetic, behavioral, architectural and vegetational exoticism of the entire physical place.”

Giovanni Cocco (Sulmona, 1973) is a versatile visual artist and photographer. His images brim with edginess. Whether from the series Burladies, where his camera paints the women of burlesque in hues of vibrant, almost exaggerated, splashes of color or from his newest series Plantarium, where still life of plants sway with movement. From 2013, Giovanni Cocco has turned his eye to the phenomenon of displacement, selecting a series of European cities which, as a phenomenon of capitalism, are emptying and depopulating. Beginning with Venice, in the series A che ora chiude Venezia; the result is an observation of the beauty of these same sites, of its people, of architecture. Offering a suspended view of our reality that translates into deep conceptual shapes. His work has been presented in installations and exhibitions worldwide, including Art Basel Scope Miami, ZonaMaco, Mexico City, MART – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Trento and Rovereto (Italy) and MACRO - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome (Italy). 


  

︎ 8.11.2018
 ONE NIGHT EXHIBITION 
PAGE BLANCHE

STEP, KNEEL, RUB, TOUCH, LOOK, GRASP, REPEAT

Mattia Balsamini, Sara Barcaroli, Marina Caneve, Benedetta Casagrande, Federico Clavarino, Simone Mizzotti, Elena Negri, Nicola Novello, Mattia Parodi, Iacopo Pasqui, Piergiorgio Sorgetti.



08.11.2018
ONE NIGHT EXHIBITION
PAGE BLANCHE

STEP, KNEEL, RUB, TOUCH, LOOK, GRASP, REPEAT



“To perceive the world is to co-perceive oneself”
James Gibson


Walking, touching, looking; all these actions shaoe our understanding of the world that surrouds us. Whilst perception is traditionally ascribed to th authority of the all-seeing eye, which abstracts itself from the world i order to look upon it, our intet is to reclaim the sesory system within vision and its inherent embodimennt.
Instead of looking at the world from above, we look at the world from within. The photographic camera, rather than being understood as a representation tool, becomes the means through which we connstruct our relationship to the world through a series of complex sensory relations. By reproposinng the act of seeinng as an active ad dynamic interaction between surfaces we reposition ourselves within the nnatural world, as well as positioning photography as a mean through wich we costruct the world rather than a passive means to record it.

8-18.11.2018
GARAGE SALE EXHIBITION
PAGE BLANCHE


iDYSSEY
STEFANO DE LUIGI






Page Blanche presents the GARAGE SALE of ‘iDyssey’ by Stefano De Luigi. This is the final stage of an itinerant exhibition that has traveled across Europe, from Italy to France and Greece. This is the last opportunity to acquire an original print from the series. The artist will be present during the opening, on  November 9 at 6 pm. and for the catalog signing on Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm.

Stefano De Luigi has been a member of Agence VII since 2008. He lives and works in Paris. His photographic work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions (New York, Paris, Rome, Edinburgh, Athens, Arles, Istanbul) and have been distinguished by the most important international awards: the Honorable Mention Leica Oskar Barnack Award, 4 World Press Photo, WE Smith Fellowship Grant, Best Book of the Year at the 64th Photo of the Year (POYi), First Prize at Days Japan International Photojournalism, The Getty Grant for Editorial Photojournalism, The Moving Walls of the Soros Foundation and the Syngenta Prize. His works are published, among others, by Stern, Paris Match, the World, Time, New Yorker, EyeMazing, Geo, D di Repubblica, Internazionale.












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