The Kensington and Chelsea Art Weekend was filled with discussions by renowned photographers talking in intimate groups about their latest projects and what motivated them to pursue certain ideas for their work. Marysa Dowling began Sunday’s discussions with an introduction to her 2007-17 project Blue Bag, which aims to explore how the camera can impact, question, hide and expose identity through representation.
Screening of one chapter from Lisl Ponger’s epic film, The Master Narrative and Don Durito, followed by a discussion facilitated by Geoff Nicholson. This is the first time that the film has been shown publicly in the UK.
Marysa Dowling will discuss two long term projects,Blue Bag(2007-17) and The Conversation(ongoing), both on show. These projects share concerns that reoccur throughout Dowling’s practice; examining how photographic portraiture can play with and enquire into representations of identity. Dowling’s portraits often become the starting point for a visual exchange between people in different locations.
We are lucky to welcome Andreea to the Hub for the Kensington and Chelsea Art Weekend as our Polaroid Artist in Residence. As well as exhibiting her Polaroid work in the exhibition, highly acclaimed Andreea Mihaela Andrei will be documenting the entire weekend on Polaroid film.