21-23 September -Unseen Amsterdam 2018 (Chiara Bardelli Nonino, David Campany, Michael Famighetti, Paul Gorman and Alistair O’Neill)
Together with Unseen the Mondriaan Fund has invited a group of curators/directors from different backgrounds to participate in this year’s program during the Unseen Photography Fair 2018.
20-23.09 – Chiara Bardelli Nonino (IT)
Photo Editor of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue, Editor of the photography channel of Vogue.it and curator for the Photo Vogue Festival.
She works on independent editorial and curatorial projects and has collaborated with The British Journal of Photography, Flash Art Italia and The Photocaptionist among others.
20-23.09 – David Campany (UK)
Writes and curates in the fields of photography and film.
His books include Photography and Cinema; The Cinematic; A Handful of Dust; The Open Road: photography and the American Road Trip; Walker Evans: the magazine work; Jeff Wall: Picture for Women; and Art and Photography. His recent curatorial projects include The Still Point of the Turning World , between film and photography, presented last year at FoMu, Antwerp.
20-23.09 – Michael Famighetti (US)
Michael Famighetti is editor of Aperture magazine
In 2013, he organized a relaunch and reconceptualization of the magazine, which won a 2018 National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He is the recipient, with guest editor Sarah Lewis, of the ICP Infinity Award for Critical Writing and Research for “Vision & Justice,” the summer 2016 issue of Aperture. In addition to editing the magazine, Famighetti commissions and edits books for Aperture Foundation, including volumes by William Christenberry, Robert Adams, John Divola, Jonas Bendiksen, Kwame Brathwaite, Joel Meyerowitz, among others. He is currently a visiting critic at Yale University School of Art and a participant in SVA’s Mentors program. His writing has appeared in Frieze, Bookforum, Aperture, among other publications. He is a member of the American Society of Magazine Editors and has been a guest reviewer and speaker at many international festivals and institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The New York Times; Vogue Italia; FOAM, Amsterdam; Art Gallery of Ontario; the Bamako Biennial, Mali; Kyotographie, Kyoto; Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark; and Fotografiska, Stockholm.
23.09 – Paul Gormanis (UK)
Writer and curator (website)
Paul Gormis has contributed to many of the world’s leading publications, including GQ, Apartamento, Vanity Fair and Vice. His books include The Story Of The Face: The Magazine That Changed Culture, Straight With Boy George, Nine Lives With Goldie and Derek Boshier: Rethink/Re-entry.
His exhibition subjects include David Bowie, The Face and the graphic designer Barney Bubbles. This summer he co-curated PRINT! Tearing It Up: British Independent Magazines Changing The World at London’s Somerset House. Gorman’s current projects include Malcolm McLaren: The Biography, to be published in 2019 by Constable & Robinson, and a revised, updated and illustrated edition of his music press history In Their Own Write to be published by Thames & Hudson in 2020.
20 & 21.09 Alistair O’Neill (UK)
Professor of Fashion History and Theory at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London).
He is currently researching pattern-cutting in twentieth century fashion design and writes on the relationship between photography and fashion.
The participants will also take part in different Aperture Panels to be held at the fair.
Friday 21 September: 13:00-14:30
Aperture Panel: Elements of Style
Alistair O’Neill (Professor of Fashion History and Theory, Central Saint Martins) in conversation with Awol Erizku (visual artist), Chiara Nonino (Editor, Vogue Italia) and Lou Stoppard (independent writer and curator).
Join leading photographers, writers and editors as they discuss the evolving language of fashion photography and how it can address complex questions of representation, from colonial legacies to queer histories, and other concerns beyond the sartorial.
Saturday, September 22nd, 13:00-14:30
Aperture Presents: Film & Photo
David Campany (Writer, Curator and Artist) in conversation with Wendy McMurdo (Visual Artist) and Paulien Oltheten (Visual Artist)
Starting in the early twentieth century, photography and the moving image have an intimate and intertwined history as filmmakers and photographers drew inspiration from one another.
Witness a conversation between artists that utilise both mediums, as they delve into the symbiotic relationship between the two most influential mediums of contemporary art.
Sunday, September 23rd, 13:00-14:30
Aperture Presents: Pictures in Print
Michael Famighetti (Editor, Aperture magazine) in conversation with Paul Gorman (writer), Veronica Ditting (Art Director, The GentleWoman) and Salvatore Vitale (Editor, YET magazine).
How does magazine design help create a meaningful conversation around images? How do art directors and editors create compelling contexts for photography? These questions form the starting point for this discussion on contemporary magazine design and photography.