ECAL Conference: Joan Fontcuberta – Visual artist & photographer, Barcelona.
Visual artist & photographer, Barcelona
Wednesday 23 March 2022 at 6pm
IKEA auditorium, ECAL
As part of a workshop with the students of the Bachelor Photography programme of ECAL.
In addition to his work as a visual artist oriented towards the field of photography, Joan Fontcuberta (born in Barcelona in 1955) develops a plural activity as a teacher, critic, curator and historian. Through the manipulation of the photographic image, he questions the effects of reality and the capacity of truth produced by the technological image. In a logic of denunciation of authoritarian discourses in the context of information, he dismantles, through different series - Herbarium, Fauna, Sputnik, Les Sirènes de Digne, Miracles et cie... - the language specific to the disciplines of science, information and other vectors of knowledge. In his latest projects, he is interested in the nature and function of the image in digital culture. Visiting professor at institutions such as Harvard or Le Fresnoy, he has written numerous essays, including Le boîtier de Pandore, Spanish National Prize for Literature - essay category in 2011. He has also had solo exhibitions at MoMA (New York), MIT (Cambridge - USA), the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris) and the Science Museum (London). Many of his works are in public collections such as the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Met (New York), the National Gallery of Art (Ottawa) or the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid).
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