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Boundaries

The 10th edition of the International Photography Symposium and Exhibition took place in November 2021.

The annual event is organized by the photographers Vojtěch Aubrecht and Štěpán Grygar and by the curator Jan Van Woensel. On its 10th anniversary, it received a new title: Boundaries.

“Boundaries” resonates best with the original intention of the project: to make visible and reflect on the formal and conceptual identities of photography via the establishment of a dynamically growing collective of artists, photographers and students. Since its foundation in 2012, the project has been supporting personal approaches and maintaining an inclusive, knowledge-sharing community.

Boundaries: Time

Yearly changing the theme, time was the subject of Boundaries’ 10th edition. In its non-tangible existence and as an inescapable, all-binding condition, time inspired artists, philosophers, writers, poets, musicians, filmmakers, physicists, therapists, self-help gurus and tour operators. When, some time ago, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus stated that “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man,” he made clear that nature, people and experiences undergo a consistent process of change even if the change is slow. Such observation indicates that everything flows and that time is irreversible; ambiences picked up by Beat Generation novelist Jack Kerouac in his improv jazz-like streams of consciousness and, at a different pace, in Andy Warhol’s eight hours and five minutes silent art film Empire, and Anselm Kiefer’s monumental work-in-progress La Ribaute, featured in Sophie Fiennes’s documentary Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow. While time is often both an intrinsic leitmotif and the context of durational artworks, how does photography, fundamentally a time-based medium, relate to this subject?

Programme

The International Photography Symposium 2021 included also two exhibitions, held in Pilsen and Prague, and a three-day symposium with lectures by speakers from the Czech Republic, USA, Israel, Austria and Slovakia, and with further guests joining the event online.

Exhibitions

Ladislav Sutnar Gallery
Riegrova 11, Plzeň
Dates: 16. 11. - 23. 12. 2021

Nová Síň Gallery
Voršilská 139/3, Prague
Dates: 18. 11.  -  3. 12. 2021

Symposium

Venue:
Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art
University of West Bohemia
Univerzitní 28, Pilsen

Speakers:

Ewa Bobrowska (PL), Tina Frank (AT), Chris Fraser (USA), Roei Greenberg (IL), Jana Hojstričová (SK), Yikuan Hu (CN), Libuše Jarcovjáková (CZ), Lee Ranaldo (USA), Mark Yashaev (IL)

 

Lectures

Venue: 
Multilab - multimedia studio, Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art

24 November

Chris Fraser - Artist Talk

Ewa Bobrowska (online) - Time Imprisoned

Tina Frank - To and Fro - How to Zigzag

Lee Ranaldo (online) - Greetings from New York - In Virus Times 

Recordings of the lectures are available on YouTube youtube.


25 November

Jana Hojstričová - Exposition

Roei Greenberg - English Encounters

Mark Yashaev - The Principle of Full Disclosure

Recordings of the lectures are available on YouTube youtube.

26 November

Yikuan Hu (online) - Limbo as Boundaries

Libuše Jarcovjáková (online) - S kůží na trh / Making No Bones About It

Recordings of the lectures are available on youtube.

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