Fotográfica Bogotá 2013

AUS to COL culture wave


CDC WILL PRESENT the work of Melbourne artist Polixeni Papapetrou at a major South American festival this May. Selected from the artist’s series entitled ‘Between Worlds’, the work will be exhibited at the prestigious Academia Superior de Artes as part of Fotográfica Bogotá. The festival is presented by FOTOMUSEO and is reputedly the continent’s largest photo biennale, reaching an audience of some 80,000 people.

Poli Horse 001

MADE IN COLLABORATION with her daughter Olympia and son Solomon, ‘Between Worlds’ continues Polixeni Papapetrou’s exploration of the equivocal light in which children are cast in contemporary society. Like the animal–human chimera in her tableaux, they are in a state of change; neither infant nor adult. The work of this distinguished artist has already been shown in many parts of the world and will be exhibited in New York later in the year. In 2010, Alasdair Foster introduced the series in China as part of ‘Imagining the Everyday’ and in January, her work featured in the respected  Chinese magazine PhotoWorld.

Encuentro Teórico 2013 speakers (640)

WHILE IN BOGOTÁ, Alasdair Foster will present a paper entitled ‘Disquietude: Landscape and the Australian Imagination’ at the Encuentro Teórico, Latin America’s foremost photo-theory conference. His fellow speakers at the conference include Marta Gili, Director of the Jeu de Paume in Paris; Michiko Kasahara, Chief Curator of Photography at the Metropolitan Museum in Tokyo; Gerardo Mosquera, curator of PhotoEspaña; Nissan Pérez, Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Jerusalem; and the eminent Finnish artist, Arno Rafael Minkkinen. Running for five full days, the conference attracts some 1,200 delegates from the across the continent.


Composite banner including images © Polixeni Papapetrou from her series ‘Between Worlds’ 2009–2012
© Polixeni Papapetrou ‘The Violinist’ 2012
Encuentro Teórico speakers (left to right): Nissan Pérez, Gerardo Mosquera [photo © Jorge Brantmayer], Marta Gili [photo © Anna Malagrida], Michiko Kasahara and Arno Rafael Minkkinen.


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