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Ed Panar: In the Vicinity + Deadbeat Club pop-up store + Tim Carpenter 19:00
Ed Panar: In the Vicinity + Deadbeat Club pop-up store + Tim Carpenter @ Micamera
Nov 13 @ 19:00 – Dec 8 @ 19:00
Ed Panar: In the Vicinity + Deadbeat Club pop-up store + Tim Carpenter @ Micamera | Milano | Lombardia | Italia
It was Tuesday November 4, 2003 when Micamera rolled up the gate for the first time and started selling photobooks in Milan. Since then, we have hosted many of our favourite artists and publishers. We now celebrate our fifteenth anniversary with the exhibition by Ed Panar, accompanied by a selection of American publishers and a special focus on Deadbeat Club Press, whose catalogue will be on display. Founder Clint Woodside will be in Milan together with Ed Panar and special guest Tim Carpenter. Opening and anniversary party on Tuesday November 13, followed by portfolio reviews on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, talk by Ed Panar,  Tim Carpenter and Clint Woodside at the Photo Vogue Festival in Milan. The week will end on Saturday at Frigoriferi Milanesi with a talk on the relationship between images and powers (with Martina Bacigalupo and Giacomo Papi, info here) Tuesday November 13_ 7pm OPENING Ed Panar: In the Vicinity + pop-up store,  focus on Deadbeat Club Ed Panar: In the Vicinity In In The Vicinity, Ed Panar navigates a remote corner of Mendocino County, an area located within the Emerald Triangle, also known as the heart of California’s cannabis culture. Hidden under the cover of densely forested mountain sides, foothills and valleys, the cannabis plant is leading the way and being tended to: cultivated and revered for its potent economic, psychotropic, and mythological values. The photographs in In The Vicinity were made between 2007 and 2017, during the sunset chapter of a distinctly Wild West era of this thriving industry. Struck by the natural beauty of the sparsely populated, rugged terrain against the psychedelic blending of the seasons, Panar set out to describe the outwardly idyllic terroir of endless sun- soaked ridges rolling beneath snow capped mountains that provide the dramatic backdrop and ideal conditions for outdoor growing of the cannabis plant. We have the feeling of being inside a cloistered farming community, though we are kept at a respectful distance. The quiet clarity of Panar’s photographs—landscape, still life, details and the occasional nonhuman observer— provide an open ended invitation to consider not only an area within and along the edges of this industry, but also the gray areas of photographic representation and its ability to provide “documentary” insight into something as elusive and enigmatic as the allure of this mythical plant and the emerging modern cannabis economy. The book was released by Deadbeat Club in June and is available here Ed Panar  is a Pittsburgh based photographer. His work has been published and exhibited internationally, most recently included in the exhibition The Grain of the Present at Pier 24 Photography in San Francisco.  He is co-founder of Spaces Corners , a project space dedicated to photobooks and core faculty at Ithaca College’s Image Text Ithaca MFA program. In the Vicinity is his eighth monograph. He previously published Animals that saw me, Volume Two (The Ice plant, 2016), Both sides of Sunset (Metropolis Books, 2015. Foreword by Ed Ruscha), Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes (Spaces Corners & The Ice Plant, 2013), Salad Days (Gottlund Verlag, 2011-2012), Animals That Saw Me, Volume One (The Ice Plant, 2011), Same Difference (Gottlund Verlag, 2010), Golden Palms (J&L Books, 2007).   Pop-up store_focus on Deadbeat Club Alongside the exhibition, Micamera will display a selection of books inspired by the scene around Deadbeat Club, imprint dedicated to contemporary photo books & zines, founded by Clint Woodside in 2011 and based in Los Angeles.  Among the pubished authors, also Todd Hido, Ed Templeton (both exhibited at Micamera) and skater Jerry Hsu. From their website: Working closely with the artist, Deadbeat Club seeks to produce a body of work that illustrates the artist’s original intentions, making sure their vision is never compromised. This collaborative effort ensures that both the artist and the publisher walk away with something they can both be proud of. Clint Woodside was born in Buffalo, NY.  Beside having founded Deadbeat Club,  Woodside is a curator and an author. Among his monographs: Let Me Die In My Footsteps (self, 2013), Build Us A Path (self, 2014) Undercover Cars (Kill Your Idols, 2016) and Vineland (self, 2017). His work has been widely exhibited and published in the United States and overseas, including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Tokyo, Sweden, China, Seoul, and Australia.   Special guest: Tim Carpenter Tim Carpenter (Illinois, 1968) is a photographer, publisher and writer based in Brooklyn and central Illinois. He received his MFA in Photography from Hartford Art School in 2012, and co-founded TIS Books in the same year. Among his monographs: A house and a tree (2015, TIS); The king of the birds (TIS); Local Objects (The Ice Plant); township, a collaboration with Raymond Meeks, Adrianna Ault e Brad Zellar (Dumbsaint / TIS, 2017). Together with Raymond Meeks, he is currently on view at Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen in Amsterdam. Tim Carpenter will be at Micamera to present Still Feel Gone (Deadbeat Club, 2018),  a unique collaboration with Nathan Pearce. Essentially two books in one.  The work of the two photographers is presented separately and yet the pictures of each are in intimate dialogue with one another. The authors chose a common motif – the railroad – to articulate shared feelings on landscape and longing. For the ceaseless desire to be other and elsewhere, wherever it is that the real and the ideal collapse into one. For the life you want but have never known, as the song goes. While Nathan Pierce uses a handheld camera from the train window, Tim Carpenter made pictures with a view camera placed on or near the rails of his home county. ***CALENDAR*** *Tuesday November 13, 7pm: opening *Wednesday November 14 + Thursday November 15 – BOOK NOW! from 6 to 8PM: portfolio reviews with Ed Panar, Clint Woodside, Tim Carpenter + Martina Bacigalupo (only on Thursday) cost: 30€ for 1 review (20 minutes) / 70€ for three reviews info and reservations write to: associazione@micamera.it *Friday November 16, 4PM Tim Carpenter, Ed Panar and Clint Woodside _ talk at Photo[...]
IMAGES & POWERS @ Frigoriferi Milanesi
Nov 17 @ 15:00 – 16:30
IMAGES & POWERS @ Frigoriferi Milanesi | Milano | Lombardia | Italia
  Saturday, November 17th_3pm Frigoriferi Milanesi _ via Piranesi 10, Milan IMAGES & POWERS: THE EYES no.9 Martina Bacigalupo, Giacomo Papi Francesco M. Cataluccio, Giulia Zorzi introduction by publisher Vincent Marcilhacy curated by Frigoriferi Milanesi + Micamera From the role of new technologies in social control and in the manipulation of information, to the use of image for the demonstration of power and the participation – or opposition – to it. How can we define the relation of Image and Power? The ninth and upcoming issue of THE EYES – magazine based in Paris and directed by Rémi Coignet, published in French and English – questions this relationship from different points of view with the help of guest curator Christian Caujolle.           From Ethan Levitas’ images – the result of an action intended both to disturb and to create awareness around surveillance cameras, to photomontage between the two world wars. From Broomberg and Chanarin’s work Spirit is a Bone (MACK, 2016) based on the possibility to realize a 3D reconstitution of the face from a single view by a surveillance video camera, to the images of the King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was always depicted with a camera around his neck (Tiane Doan na Champassak: The King of Photography; self, 2001); or again, to the political use of selfies in the campaign of Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto (Alejandro Cartagena: Enrique 2012—2018; Gato Negro Ediciones, 2018). Frigoriferi Milanesi, cultural hub in Milan, together with Micamera, consider this a much needed discussion. Taking the cue from the magazine they have invited photographer and picture editor Martina Bacigalupo and writer and journalist Giacomo Papi for a talk that is meant to be a participated discussion.         Martina Bacigalupo has always questioned the representation and the use of image in media and our right to represent our experience in our own terms – as a photojournalist, as a picture editor (for the magazine 6Mois) and in her recent work and shared project in collaboration with scholar Sharon Sliwinski. Italian journalist and writer Giacomo Papi is the author of the book Under Arrest: A History of the Twentieth Century in Mugshots (Granta Books, 2006) that traces the history of the twentieth century through mugshots, evidence of the implementation of power. The event is the highlight of Foto, Libri & Co., the photography-related program of Bookcity in Milan. It will be introduced by writer Francesco M. Cataluccio. Copies of the new issue of the magazine will be available for purchase, together with a selection of photobooks curated by Micamera. American photographers Tim Carpenter and Ed Panar will also be present.       Martina Bacigalupo (Genoa, 1978) Member of the Agence VU’ since 2010, she lives and works mainly in Paris, after having spent 10 years in East Africa. She studied literature and philosophy in Italy and then photography at the London College of Communication. She moved to Burundi in 2007. Her work focuses on human rights issues. Her works are published by international press titles such as The New York Times, Internazionale, Esquire, Sunday Times Magazine. She has been awarded many times. Her series Gulu Real Art Studio was published by Steidl in 2013 and exhibited at the Walther Collection Project Space in New York in 2013, at Paris Photo, Unseen Fair and the Rencontres d’Arles in 2014, at the Milano Triennale in 2016. It entered the Arthur Walther Collection as well as the Donata Pizzi Collection. She is picture editor of French magazine 6Mois. Giacomo Papi (Milan, 1968), essayist and writer. He worked for Diario magazine from 2000 to its end in 2007. In 2004, together with Luca Formenton and Massimo Coppola, he founded the imprint ISBN Edizioni, of which he was also editorial director. He is the author of: Under Arrest: A History of the Twentieth Century in Mugshots (Granta Books, 2006) and for Einaudi Stile Libero: È facile ricominciare a fumare. Se sai come farlo (2010); I primi tornarono a nuoto (2012); I fratelli Kristmas (2015 and 2016); La compagnia dell’acqua (2017). He currently directs the Belleville writing school. Francesco M. Cataluccio (Florence, 1955) studied philosophy and literature in Florence and Warsaw. He curated the Italian editions of Witold Gombrowicz’s and Bruno Schulz’s works. He has written: Immaturità (Einaudi, 2004; 2014); Che fine faranno i libri? (Nottetempo, 2010); Vado a vedere se di là è meglio (Sellerio, 2010); Chernobyl (Sellerio, 2011); L’ambaradan delle quisquiglie (Sellerio, 2012); La memoria degli Uffizi (Sellerio, 2013). He is a contributor to: Inventario, ilPost.it, doppiozero.com and La Rivista di Engramma. He is in charge of the cultural program of Frigoriferi Milanesi. In 2012 he has been awarded the Premio Ryszard Kapuściński. Giulia Zorzi (Milan, 1972) She studied first at the Translation and Interpreting School in Milan and then graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature. Beside that, she worked for various years in the organization of concerts and music festivals. In 2003 she founded Micamera together with Flavio Franzoni.
Olga Bushkova, A Google Wife 19:00
Olga Bushkova, A Google Wife @ Micamera
Nov 23 @ 19:00
Olga Bushkova, A Google Wife @ Micamera | Milano | Lombardia | Italia
Olga Bushkova A Google Wife talk and booksigning   Olga Bushkova was born and grew up in Rostov-on-Don, Russia; since 2011, she has lived and worked in Switzerland. She’ll be with us at Micamera on Friday November 23 to present her book A Google Wife, winner of the Fiebre Dummy Award in 2017. In 2011, Olga Bushkova’s husband accepted a job offer from Google: the couple moved to Zurich, in an apartment within walking distance of Google’s Swiss headquarters. Due to a limited residence permit, Olga Bushkova couldn’t work for two years, and this was the occasion to start pondering on the themes that would inform A Google Wife.     While reconsidering her role in her own household, and getting to know the wives – Google wives – of her husband’s colleagues, the author reflects on the impact that large companies like Google, promoting a peculiar kind of intersection between work and private sphere, where families often share time, space and services, have on their employees’ social life. The photographs portray individuals or groups framed within domestic interiors, and the formal coherence of the pictures suggests a measured invasion of privacy: common situations of people sharing places and conversations – only we’re allowed to know these people work for a multinational company. A work reflecting on uprootedness, on the need to adapt, and, as the title suggests, on roles.   Olga Bushkova A Google Wife Dalpine/Fiebre Photobook, 2017 Hardcover, 22,9 x 16,2 cm 207 pages, colour photographs English text order the book from Micamera ask for a signed copy     when: Friday November 23, 7pm where: Micamera, via Medardo Rosso 19 – Milano free entrance

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