Thursday 30 August 2012, 6pm
at Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Gold-coin donation, no bookings required.
Kim Simon will introduce Toronto's Gallery TPW and share a thread of her curatorial work investigating an ethics of showing and looking, in relation to the aesthetics of troubling images. Simon will discuss her exhibitions and discursive programs looking at work by Polish artist Artur Zmijewski, American documentary photographer Eric Gottesman, filmmaker Renzo Martens, and a group exhibition looking at the relation between difficult knowledge, narrative abstraction, affect and thought in works by Chanarin and Broomberg (UK), Jannicke Laker (Norway), Ken Gonzales-Day (US), John Moore (US) and Paolo Canevari (It).
Kim Simon is Curator of Gallery TPW in Toronto. Founded in 1980 as a non-profit venue for photographic practices, Gallery TPW is committed to a media-specific but now expanded mandate, addressing the vital role that images play in contemporary culture and exploring the exchange between photography and time-based media.
Kim Simon's visit to Australia is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts International Visitors Program, in association with Artspace, Sydney and Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania.
For a recording of Kim Simon's lecture, click here MP3, 40.4MB