BPB12 Opening Weekend Discussion Day

A day of panel discussions with BPB12 Artists - 06 Oct

Marking the opening weekend of BPB12, a series of discussions with artists, writers and curators explore the ideas behind this year’s Biennial. Open to all, the day will be suitable for students, practitioners and anyone who wants to find out more about the thinking behind this year’s festival.


11am – 11.30pm
Curator’s Introduction
Dr Benedict Burbridge and Celia Davies
Celia Davis, Photoworks Head of Programme and Co-Editor of Photoworks Magazine alongside Benedict Burbridge, Photoworks Programme Curator and magazine Co-Editor discuss the theme of BPB12, Agents of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space.


12pm – 1.pm
Panel Discussion: Photography Beyond the Gallery 
Corinne Silva, Thomson & Craighead, Julian Germain and T J Demos
Many of the projects featured in BPB12 have been distributed using fly-posters, newspapers, billboards and the web. Why have artists chosen to place work in the public domain? How do such contexts differ from museums and galleries, and what issues are raised by bringing work from the public realm into a gallery?


1.30pm – 2.30pm
Panel Discussion 2: Critical Image Cairo – Photographing Egypt
Jason Larkin, Ronnie Close, Silvia Mollicchi and David Batty

The revolution in Egypt has been accompanied by the production and circulation of an extraordinary number of photographs. The panel will consider the difficulties and possibilities this glut of images involves and how artists and curators have tried to understand the city through its photographic representation.

4.30pm – 5.30pm
Panel Discussion 3: Classified Spaces
Omer Fast, Edmund ClarkJulian Stallabrass
The panel will examine how artists have aimed to lend public visibility to spaces controlled and concealed by governments and the military; along with the tactics deployed by those in power to surpress the publication of this material.



Where & When

Sallis Benney Theatre

University of Brighton
58 - 67 Grand Parade

11am - 5.30pm

Saturday 06 October

£10 Concession