During this evening, we will explore how media constructs representations of protest through photographic images.
What could be better than enjoying good food and listening to inspiring speakers with other art enthusiasts? During Taferelen you will learn more about one of the themes of the exhibition Joint Memory: Photographic Fragments … in an informal way. The event invites to join a curator’s tour through the exhibition, a dinner, and two short lectures followed by an open Q&A session. Take a seat, grab a plate, get a drink at the do-it-yourself bar, lean back and let the evening surprise you.
Theme & Guests
During this evening, we will explore how media constructs representations of protest through photographic images. Guests are Florian Göttke, one of the artists taking part in the ongoing exhibition Joint Memory: Photographic Fragments, and researcher Ann Rigney.
Florian Göttke is a visual artist, researcher, and writer based in Amsterdam. He combines visual modes of research (collecting, close reading, and image montage) with academic research to investigate the functioning of public images and their relationship to social memory and politics. Recently Göttke finished his PhD Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam and the Dutch Art Institute about the peculiar practice to hang or burn effigies—scarecrow-like puppets representing politicians—as a form of political protest. His dissertation entitled Burning Images: Performing Effi-gies as Political Protest combines two discursive narratives: a linear text and a parallel assemblage of images.
Ann Rigney was trained as a literary scholar in Ireland and Canada, and has been professor of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University since 2003. She has always been interested in collective narratives and how they shape identities. She is currently director of a EU-funded collaborative project on the Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe which examines how protest is remembered and how that memory feeds into new forms of resistance.
The Taferelen Concept
Taferelen arose from the desire to create a ‘cross-fertilisation’ between the work of image makers and other research areas. It intends to offer access to further depth on FOTODOK’s exhibition themes. People across different disciplines often share research interests and thus could provide each other, as well as others, with new perspectives on the same subjects. While the guests are eating, two speakers – artists, scientists or experts – talk about their work, linked to the theme of the current FOTODOK exhibition. Every evening an artist and a theorist are placed next to each other, to offer their perspectives on the chosen theme. A maximum of 25 seats is available.
The food is provided by SYR, a Syrian restaurant in the neighbourhood of FOTODOK that is largely run by Syrian refugees. SYR strives for inclusivity and treats visitors to Taferelen with authentic Syrian cuisine.
A ticket for Taferelen is €17,50 and includes dinner with coffee, tea and water, a guided tour of the exhibition by the curator, and two short lectures. Excluded from the ticket is the cost of beer, wine and soft drinks, which we serve at the do-it-yourself bar. Drinks can be paid for at the end of the evening.
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*Image: Florian Göttke, Burning Images: Between Tradition and Politics (2019)
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