alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

‘Conflict Reporting’ on Switch [On Paper] Issue September 2020

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on September 17, 2020

Image: Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, The Press Conference, June 9, 2008 (detail) from The DayNobody Died, 2008

Observing the limits of photojournalism in the face of humanitarian and wartime tragedies, artists have sought ways to bear witness to human suffering freed from the grip of media and government powers. Their approach is not without problems. Perhaps their critical potential lies in testing these limits.

Conflict Reporting

An investigation by Alfredo Cramerotti and Lauren Mele for Switch [On Paper], the only international news weekly where art and culture serve as a window on the world.

Full text here: https://www.switchonpaper.com/en/conflict-reporting/

AICA-UK Emerging Art Writers Fellowships

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on September 11, 2020

AICA-UK is pleased to launch a programme to support emerging art writers at formative moments in their careers. Offering two or more non-stipendiary Fellowships each year, the scheme provides successful candidates with mentorship and editorial guidance from distinguished art critics and writers among AICA-UK’s membership. With interests that complement those of the Fellows, mentors will review writings and offer both detailed feedback and general career advice over the course of the six-month Fellowships.   

If you are interested in applying for an AICA-UK Emerging Art Writers Fellowship, please email your CV, two examples of recent work and a statement of up to 500 words setting out what you hope to achieve through this opportunity, to George Vasey at info@aicauk.org

Please note that applicants must be UK-based and within five years of establishing their practice.   

The deadline for submissions is 21 September 2020. Applications will be reviewed by a number of members of the AICA-UK Executive Committee and the first Fellowships will start in autumn 2020.

Faces of John Berger: Symposium

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on November 11, 2016

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AICAUK, BIMI, and The Derek Jarman Lab present
Faces of John Berger

11th & 12th November 2016

Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD – UK

A celebration of John Berger on screen and page, on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
Screening: The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (UK, 2016)
Friday 11th November, 6pm, Birkbeck Cinema

A series of essay films on Berger’s thought and his life in the French Alps, produced by
the Derek Jarman Lab at Birkbeck and directed by Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth,
Bartek Dziadosz and Tilda Swinton (duration: 89 minutes). http://www.seasonsinquincy.com
Symposium: Faces of John Berger
Saturday 12th November, 11am–5pm, Birkbeck Cinema

This event revisits aspects of Berger’s work and celebrates his influence on generations
of writers, artists and critics. The day will explore four aspects of the author’s prolific output, unravelling its intellectual and practical mechanisms over six decades of cultural production.

Rare films and excerpts from Berger’s early TV work accompany discussions of Berger as
broadcaster, as activist, as artist and as art critic. With Lisa Appignanesi, John Christie,
Jonathan Conlin, Mike Dibb, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gill Hedley,
Lynda Nead, Tom Overton, Griselda Pollock, Greg Salter and John Wyver.

Organised by Lily Ford, Derek Jarman Lab, Birkbeck, University of London, and Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN & AICAUK

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