The Art of Connection

IN 2015, VIVAPHOTO was ten years old. Based in Krasnodar in southern Russia, this collective of photographers organises, among other things, the annual PhotoVisa festival in the city. To celebrate their anniversary, VivaPhoto published a book looking back over the preceding decade. They asked Alasdair Foster to write a short text to include within the … Continue reading

Q&A: Alternatives – Proboscis (part 2)

THIS IS PART 2 of the Q&A ‘Alternatives’ interview with Alice Angus and Giles Lane of Proboscis. You can read Part 1 here. What is your opinion of the current state of the three main pillars of the contemporary arts system in the ‘developed world’: the museum, the biennale and the commercial gallery? Giles: My connections … Continue reading

Q&A: Alternatives – Proboscis (part 1)

INTRODUCTION PROBOSCIS is an organisation that employs the imaginative insights of art practice to address real-life social issues, not through commentary and hand-wringing, but in the development of practical tools for change. Over the past 20 years, they have established a range of strategies that harness and focus the creativity of those with whom they … Continue reading

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