٠ The political function of landscape-family photographs in the context of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict ٠

© Gil Pasternak, Esther Pasternak, 1970s. Esther Pasternak collection of family photographs, 1946–99. Description: The defiant lion is a tombstone monument erected in 1932 to commemorate a group of eight Jewish pioneer settlers who, as the Israeli version of the … Continue reading ٠ The political function of landscape-family photographs in the context of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict ٠

٠ Christopher Marques: working-through the postmemory trauma ٠

all photographs © Christopher Marques, from the project O Álbum/The Album, 2013 Christopher’s work revolves around the quest for identity. It’s a postmodern symptom. The industrialization and the instant access to difference places, languages, faces and times, tends to confuse … Continue reading ٠ Christopher Marques: working-through the postmemory trauma ٠

٠ Duarte Amaral Netto: It’s all real, you just need to give up on your anguish (III of III) ٠

Part I of essay here and part II here © Duarte Amaral Netto, Z (France, April 1940), 2012 65×50 cm Framed, Inkjet on Fine Art, Ed. 2 + 1 AP Storytelling isn’t far from the discursive play, on the contrary. … Continue reading ٠ Duarte Amaral Netto: It’s all real, you just need to give up on your anguish (III of III) ٠

┐ Vies possibles et imaginaires └

© Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh & Rozenn Quéré, from the project Vies possibles et imaginaires “This is the story of four strong and feisty women, exiled to the four corners of the globe; four Palestinian-Lebanese sisters who have travelled through the history of the twentieth century. It is a story somewhere between documentary and fiction, biography and drama, based on family photographs, interviews – both actual and imagined events. Several gatherings, sifting and listening made stories and words emerge, that were then recreated in the present in the most vivid way possible by combining the inner experiences of these women to the … Continue reading ┐ Vies possibles et imaginaires └

┐ Duarte Amaral Netto └

© Duarte Maral Netto, untitled, from the project “Z”, 2012 © Duarte Maral Netto, untitled, from the project “Z”, 2012 Duarte’s new work is in a rare place between verity, intimacy and honesty and the exciting and self obsessed world of fiction. The narrative constructed is that of “Z”, a physician said to have gone to Germany to specialized in facial surgery. We’re then introduced to the idea of the family album and presented with historic images of very significant relevant, both in time and the place they occupy, as in relation to their place amidst a personal account of … Continue reading ┐ Duarte Amaral Netto └

┐ Gunnel Wåhlstrand └

© Gunnel Wåhlstrand, © Gunnel Wåhlstrand, White Peacocks, 2007/2009 109 x 160 cm, ink-wash on paper “For eight years, Wåhlstrand has worked exclusively with a kind of re-development of private photographs, using black ink and water, a precise and time-consuming technique that she masters to perfection. The earlier body of motives consisted of her father’s family photo album, but has now been expanded to a wider family group. One of the larger works, Mother Profile, is a rendering of a studio photograph of the artist’s mother. In the exhibition, it is placed so that she gazes at the landscape where … Continue reading ┐ Gunnel Wåhlstrand └

┐ Nigel Grimmer └

© Nigel Grimmer, Julie, Golders Green,, from the series Roadkill Family Album, 2001 © Nigel Grimmer, Eric, Big Bend, from the series Roadkill Family Album, 2010 “Nigel Grimmer takes the conventions of family album snap photography and gives them a weird twist that is at times amusing and at others faintly unnerving. Here the self-conscious poses, the banal compositions, the suburban settings are infiltrated with the kinds of surrealistic incongruities that one might experience in particularly bizarre or embarrassing dreams. His Roadkill Family Album is a collection of prone portraits of family members dolled up in joke shop animal masks … Continue reading ┐ Nigel Grimmer └