As the new Arts Administration/ Communications and Marketing Assistant at BPB, I would just like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2011!
Over the coming months I will be updating this blog regularly to deliver updates and news from the BPB office as planning for the next Biennial gets underway.
I have just updated BPB's .....read more
Two months at the Brighton Photo Biennial have flown by already and this fledgling Project Co-ordinator has tried her hand at a range of new things. Thrown in at the deep end, I spent my first day of work at a disused 1930’s department store. The exhibition New Ways of Looking was to be installed at the former Co-op on London Road, Brighton, and I was to go on-site for an afternoon, to lend a hand. My head was spinning on day 1 with the sheer pace at which things move in the world of ar .....read more
Brighton Photo Biennial is pleased to announce the launch of TogetherAlone - a teaching resource for post 16 teachers and youth workers created as a result of an artist led filmmaking project with young people aged 13 – 18.
TogetherAlone is a short film made by young people, accompanied by information for post 16 teachers of Art & Design, Film Studies, Media Studies, Citizenship, Health & Social Care, and Humanities, and youth workers and agencies delivering a range of s .....read more
I will be talking about Philip's work in Britain at his exhibition, Recollections, in the National Conservation Centre in Liverpool on Saturday 7th February at 11.30am. This talk is paired with Paul Lowe talking about David Goldblatt at his exhibition at Third Eye gallery that afternoon. The show at the NCC is really worth seeing, showing lots of Philip's lesser known work, alongside a display of his work in Vietnam. Recollections is also a book, which Philip completed just before he died, pu .....read more
Tomorrow I will be giving a talk at the Barbican on the war of images in thd digital age. It is at 7pm in the Redgrave Suite on level 4. I will talk for about 40 minutes and then there will be plenty of time for responses from the audience. It would be great to see some of those interested in the Biennial there. Further details in the URL below. .....read more
The exhibition at Bexhill, The Sublime Image of Destruction, stays open until January, but the other Biennial exhibitions have now closed. We are looking into possibilities for touring elements of the Biennial, both in the UK and abroad.
There are many people who deserve thanks for making the Biennial what it was, including all those who worked at the various venues, those who worked at the Biennial office, and those who helped with advice and loans, including people from the Imperial .....read more
Success!! We did it... our Post Up public event over two days in Jubilee Square and our Hub at the Lighthouse was a fantastic time and resounding success. Many people passing by the Square came to engage and enter into the spirit of our group's efforts. Lots of comments were posted onto our Peace Wall and we accumulated another batch of photo placard artworks made by people of all ages. We also handed out free copies of our special edition newspaper containing ar .....read more
I am delighted to announce the concluding weekend of the Brighton Photo Biennial 2008 and our two final events.
The one day conference Memory of Fire programmed by Julian Stallabrass on Saturday 15th November is a serious opportunity to engage with the themes and issues relating to this edition of the Biennial. And Post Up! The War of Images by Anthony Lam on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th November in Jubilee Square, Brighton is an open invitation to .....read more
Come and get a balloon (designed by our Post Up group members) as well as contribute to our Post Up event this Fri/Sat 14 - 15th November at Jubilee Square, Brighton between 10am - 4pm each day. .....read more
Jody White wrote in the comment book for Iraq Through the Lens of Vietnam:
' Julian, please document / photograph this book (comments) and include it as part of the site. It is also a document/ record which will be a valuable archive and adds a further layer to the experience of the exhibition.'
It is indeed a remarkable record of people's responses, and I will be posting a selection of the comments onto the blog for all the Brighton exhibitions (including Hirschhorn and Van K .....read more
We have started! Our Post Up group consists of Year 9 students from Patcham High School and veterans who have experiences of war, particularly World War 2. The group have been working together now for 3 sessions and have been looking at materials held at the Mass Observation Archive www.massobs.org.uk.
It has been really interesting to see the difference in ages between the participants disappear as they talk together, see e .....read more
The Changing Representation exhibition opens in the cafe at the University of Brighton on Saturday 1st November (private view Monday 3rd November 5pm - 7pm).
Photographer Marysa Dowling has been working with year 10 students from Bexhill high School, and Hillcrest School, Hastings. Together they have been investigating the complex relationships that young people have with each other, their families and the wider world, at a time when media representation is considered a powerful tool .....read more
All our In Conversation events have been recorded and turned into handy podcasts for you to download. Follow this link to subscribe to the Biennial podcasts. There is one In Conversation event still to be uploaded. .....read more
I have been speaking about the Biennial in many different circumstances and to many different audiences. Something that has come across very strongly is that many people are deeply engaged by the subject, often feel that they have not been well-served by the mass-media depictions of it, and appreciate an attempt to bring about a more considered and critical view. Much of what I have done in curating the Biennial is to re-present photojournalism in a frame that allows for a deeper engagement w .....read more
The issue includes the Brighton Photo Biennial 2008 Programme. Co-published with Photoworks, this fully illustrated 24 page publication provides details of BPB 2008 exhibitions and events including a concise essay by Julian Stallabrass introducing festival themes and issues, and an essay by Sarah James exploring the genre of aftermath photography in the museum. .....read more