Friday, June 18, 2021, 6 pm, CET
There is an important connection between the materials that make up an image, what one sees in the image, and what it is about. The lecture will consider this relationship between materiality and vision through Pradip Malde's use of the platinum-palladium printing process in recent work, From Where Loss Comes. The project, about to become a book, uses platinum-palladium printed photographs to locate the tragic practice of female genital cutting within the larger complex of human behaviors that promise membership of community in exchange for personal loss. Malde will talk about his thinking and how the processes of creative expression help him understand the human condition better.
The lecture will be held in English.
Pradip Malde is a photographer and professor at the University of the South, Sewanee (Tennessee) and a Guggenheim Fellow. Much of his work considers the experience of loss and how it serves as a catalyst for regeneration. He is currently working in rural communities in Haiti, Tanzania and Tennessee, designing models for community development through photography. His works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Princeton University Museum; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Yale University Museum, New Haven; and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, among others. Pradip Malde was an exhibiting artist in the photography triennial RAY 2018; his works were displayed in the exhibition “EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS” at the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt.