Reinis Lismanis. app_T5432_T6032_1. 2017. Photograph. Property of the artist. Photo: Reinis Lismanis
"Framing Photography: #object #process #everyday", a lecture by Paul Paper, will be held on 18th of January, 6 PM in the Creative Studio of the LNMA Exhibition Hall ARSENĀLS.
In this lecture-talk, artist and curator Paul Paper will discuss Reinis Lismanis’ exhibition Trial and Error in the context of contemporary photography, aiming to locate its place within the tradition of photographic exhibitions in the Baltics. Through three keywords – an object, the process, and everyday – some of the conceptual strategies of Trial and Error will be explored, opening up an unorthodox way to talk about art photography today. Using works presented in the show as examples, the talk will also touch on the challenges of exhibiting photography in network-empowered culture as well as some theoretical influences (such as François Laruelle and Vilém Flusser) that frame the circulation of images today.
Paul Paper is an artist and curator working with photography (after photography). He is the editor of Too Good to be Photographed (Lugemik, 2017), a book exploring intricate relationship between photography and failure through the work of 47 artists. Paper’s publications are held in various collections including the MoMA and Met Museum libraries, Design Museum Denmark, Clark Art Institute, Oslo National Academy of the Arts and others.
The lecture will be held in English.
ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga