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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

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