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Heritage Space to hold workshop on photography and materiality
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Heritage Space to hold workshop on photography and materiality

The Saigon Times Daily

"Still life with sponge, without bob" pigment print by Christoph Brueckner. The German artist will join Vietnamese artist Nam Nguyen to host the HS Creative Workshop on Photography and Materiality at Heritage Space next month - PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ORGANIZER

HCMC - Heritage Space will hold a HS Creative Workshop on Photography and Materiality from October 11 to 20, featuring German artist Christoph Brueckner and Germany-based Vietnamese artist Nam Nguyen.

Most photographers choose to follow the traditional method of approaching and creating their works, finding subjects, taking pictures of or about them then presenting them in a formal way such as prints, books and projections. Photography has often been mistakenly constituted as merely image, as a purely visual medium. The current focus on materiality is in some ways a response to that.

Why should photography as art break the boundaries of being framed and move into other aspects of arts and handcrafting? Does material really matter as a tool of expressing photography? Which possibilities do we have to present our pictures?

This workshop aims to discover and experience new materials for photography, not only as a tool for exhibiting but to enrich critical thinking about materiality. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the topic of materiality and how to apply this thinking into their artworks. To put the mentioned theories into practice, participants can explore screen-printing techniques and laser cut-outs. A group exhibition will be held to show the participants’ work, process and results.

Christoph Brueckner is an artist who lives and works in Leipzig and Berlin. After graduating at Bauhaus University Weimar in media design, he continued studying Photography and Media at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig.

Since 2016 he has been working intensively with prints and prints making. His works focus on collage and screen printing. His works are exhibited at different art spaces such as Photographische sammlung in Cologne, Halle 14- Spinnerei Leipzig, Linea de Confine, Ospitale di Rubiera (Italy), Oficina de arte (Mexico City) and the latest exhibition at Tasku Gallery, Helsinki.

Nam Nguyen was born in Hanoi and currently lives and works in Halle-Leipzig, Germany. He finished his Bachelor degree in Media and Communication Science as well as Art History. He started his career in the commercial photography industry. Fascinated with contemporary photography and film, he focused during his study on researching the effect of photography.

Since 2015 he moved from commercial to contemporary photography. Currently, Nam works actively as a contributor for Hanoi Grapevine, contributing articles and reviews about art exhibitions.

The attendance fee is VND1.3 million per person, including water, coffee, and tea. The workshop will open for a minimum of five up to 15 participants. For further information, contact hello@heritagespace.com.vn or hotline: 090 282 6769 (only in working hours).

HS Creative Workshop is a workshop series which aims to encourage art development and art education within the community, especially young people who are interested in contemporary arts. The series is open to any kind of art form under the following criteria: creativity, freshness, connection and education.

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