Thursday, May 07, 2009

Edwin Zwakman Lectures

Edwin Zwakman
Edwin Zwakman lectures in Beijing during May 2009.

Two lectures have been organized at Peking University and Central Academy of Fine Arts by Edwin Zwakman who will talk about his work exploring interactions between reality and photography.

Fake but Accurate Lectures:
Peking University Science Building, Room 105 May 8th 2009, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Central Academy of Fine Arts Building 7, 1st Floor, Lecture Hall May 15th 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Main Organizer: CAFA Photography Department
Co-organizer: Peking University Youth Amateur Photography Association
Executive Organizer: Theatre in Motion
Sponsor: The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture

In these two lectures Edwin Zwakman will talk about what lies behind the title 'Fake but Accurate', expounding on his work that explores the interaction between reality and photography.

This interaction is conceived through staged photography, either in his studio or in public space. Works in the studio include a long running series of pictures showing scale models of Dutch landscapes and interiors, which by themselves are constructs. By reconstructing them from memory, Edwin Zwakman reflects on the mentality of its makers and the way their world is represented in images. Works in public space concern themselves with iconic images from sites and events, often using fictitious United Nation operations to illustrate the workings of images in the media.

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