Art on show in Brighton and Hove & East and West Sussex
Brighton Photo Fringe at Phoenix Brighton
2 Nov – 1 Dec
Wed – Sun, 11am – 5pm
Launch event: Friday 1 November 6 – 9 pm
Selected from over 350 submissions, the OPEN13 exhibition is a showcase of the best new photography. The six artists were selected from an international response by a panel of judges brought together by Brighton Photo Fringe. The OPEN13 exhibition has been developed by emerging curators Sunil Shah, Kayung Lai and Lu-Lu Evans, led by their mentor for the project, Daniel Campbell Blight
The six selected artists are:
Nick Ballon lives and works in London, traveling several times a year to South America. He will be exhibiting Ezekiel 36:36, a documentation of Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano (LAB), one of the world’s oldest surviving airlines, currently under threat of closure and run by a team of unpaid staff.
Liane Lang is a London based artist. Lang’s series Monumental Misconceptions revolves around the animacy of sculpture and its ability to embody the human condition.
Jo Metson Scott lives and works in London. The exhibited body of work, The Grey Line is a reflection on war told from the perspectives of US and UK soldiers whom, at varying costs, have spoken out against it.
Julia Romano is an Argentinian based artist. In her latest work Landscape Series she investigates the photographic and pictorial possibilities of landscape.
Simon Ward is a Brighton based artist. In the series Ghost in the Machine Ward investigates the implications of the development of new technologies that have left books on their shelves.
Ji Yeo is a Brooklyn based artist. The selected body of work Beauty Recovery Room shows the physical costs endured by many Korean women by adhering to social pressures of attaining a more Western look.
OPEN13 Panel: Fiona Rogers (Cultural & Education Coordinator, Magnum Photos ) Kate Edwards (Picture Editor, The Guardian) Daniel Campbell Blight (writer and curator) Steve MacLeod (Director of Metro Imaging) and Karin Mori (Artistic Programme Manager, Phoenix Brighton)
EXHIBITIONS: PHOENIX ARTISTS + NIGHT PROJECTION
A selection of work from lens-based artists in the studios at Phoenix Brighton will be presented in the south gallery spaces. The three artists are Alex Currie, Fergus Heron, and Clare Strand. The Night Projection will be viewable from the Phoenix windows, showcasing a selection of artists that were long-listed for the OPEN13.
BPF13 is a partnership project between Brighton Photo Fringe and Phoenix Brighton, and is supported by Metro Imaging.
The BPF13 events programme is produced in collaboration with Miniclick and features a host of free talks, workshops, markets and events.