SP-Foto – Talks

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A fundamental part of SP-Foto's programming, Talks hosts meetings between curators, gallery owners, artists and collectors, who reflect on trends in photographic making and share practices and research. In this 13th SP-Photo, four conversations fill the afternoons of Thursday and Friday, August 22nd and 23rd, during the event.

The premiere of the last edition, Meet the Artists, a program aimed at exchanging experiences with important photographers from the contemporary scene, returns this year with prominent names in current Brazilian production. The meetings take place on Sunday, August 25th.

Talks and Meet the Artists are free activities and take place at Cubo, a new space for events on the 3rd floor of Shopping JK Iguatemi. Subject to capacity, the lectures will also be broadcast live, in partnership with Portal Terra.


August 22
Cube JK Iguatemi
3rd floor of the mall

Image and photography in the digital age – 17:00-18:30
Under the mediation of Miguel Del Castillo, the curator of the New Museum (New York) Margot Norton and the architect Guilherme Wisnik talk about the impact of digital transformations on the image and, consequently, on photography as we know it.

Can success spoil photography? – 7pm-8pm
The integration of photography into the same market as paintings and sculptures has altered our perception of the dual nature of the photo as object and image. What do these changes imply for the future of photography as a whole? Curator Barbara Tannenbaum, from the Cleveland Museum of Arts (USA), outlines an overview of the evolution of photography within the art market and its subsequent appreciation, while gallery owner Mario Cohen reflects on the transformations of the Brazilian photographic market.


August 23rd

Eye to Eye – Photography & Literature – 5 pm to 6:30 pm
(Partnership SP-Foto & Writer) Photographer Cristiano Mascaro confides in writer and literary critic Noemi Jaffe his conception of the photographer's role as a kind of chronicler of life. Based on this idea, Mascaro talks about his intimate relationship with literature and the extent to which certain books by seminal names in this universe, such as Clarice Lispector, Ernesto Sabato, Italo Calvino and the critic Antonio Candido, have been a source of inspiration in the long trajectory of his photographic production. This table is part of a series of lectures on photography and literature, conceived in partnership with Esquire. check out on here the complete program of “Olho no Olho”.

Photography and contemporary art in dialogue – 7pm-8pm
Journalist Ronaldo Entler and Julieta González, artistic director of Museo Jumex (Mexico), analyze the intersections between photography and contemporary art. Artists such as Christopher Williams, Rosangela Rennó and Wolfgang Tillmans will be treated, and the process of appropriating photography in the construction of works. Mediation is by Miguel Del Castillo.


August 25th – MEET THE ARTISTS

Meet the Artists: Mauro Restiffe – 4pm-5pm
On the occasion of the unprecedented exhibition of the “Alvorada” series, which features color photographs, Mauro Restiffe talks to the public about his creation processes. The photographer has works in important public collections, such as Inhotim, MAM-SP and the Tate Gallery (London), among others.

Meet the Artists: Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca – 17:30-19:00
The duo of artists, accompanied by Pedro Sotero, who is the director of photography for the videos, takes the stage to share the backstage of their production. With work strongly rooted in the exploration of different musical genres and with their own rich aesthetics, Wagner and de Burca have represented Brazil in important international exhibitions, such as Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017) and the 58th Venice Biennale (2019).


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