DISCUSSION: Systems in Contemporary Photography
16.12.2017 15:00
ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall invites you to a discussion “Systems in Contemporary Photography” with Reinis Lismanis, the author of exhibition “Trial and Error” currently on show, curator Josef Konczak, and coordinator Līna Birzaka-Priekule.

The artist and curators will tell about the making of the exhibition, introduce to the works on display and discuss broader themes relating to the exhibition production, such as the relationship between the author and automation and shifting photographic technologies and ‘material’ in the digital age. How do traditional systems and mechanics of the photograph relate to the networked digital image?


In his solo exhibition “Trial and Error” REINIS LISMANIS explores the breakdown of photographic production and reworks these processes and methods to innovative effect. Displayed here are snapshots from the artist’s everyday including research trips, production tests and documentation of ‘behind the scenes’.


JOSEF KONCZAK is a photographer, curator and lecturer/ Specialist Technician at Camberwell College of Art and University of the Arts London. Konczak is a graduate of the University of Brighton and his photographic work has been exhibited and published internationally. Recently curated exhibitions include “Re-vision” for Fotopub festival in Slovenia last year. “Re-vision” examined the mechanics of both the image and its apparatus, bringing together artists who question image-making in the digital age.



ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga (Torņa iela 1, 2nd floor) 



adults: 1,50 EUR

pupils, students, seniors: 1,00 EUR



Discussion language is English.

Booking is not needed.

T: (+371) 67 716108

E: arsenals@lnmm.lv.


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