Professional Talk: Aliki Braine

14 Jun 2018

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11am - 12pm

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FREE (Booking advised)
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OVADA Gallery

Oxford, United Kingdom


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Join us for the second in a new series of informal weekday morning talks at OVADA. Professionals working in the creative industries will be invited to talk about their projects and contemporary practices.


'Imagined or Experienced: Constructed Photographic Landscapes'

On 14 June, artist and former Ruskin School of Art student, Aliki Braine, will present her photographic landscape works and discuss how the manipulation of her negatives allow the material nature of photographs to participate in the making of her images. Her practice is heavily informed by her work and research as an art historian working on the history of seventeenth century landscape painting.

Through her work Aliki explores the physical nature of photographic images and the debt photography owes to the history of western European painting. Often folding, drawing with ink, punching holes or overlaying her negatives with adhesive labels, Aliki violates the pristine surface of the photograph forcing the viewer to acknowledge the photograph as an object and the image as a construct and opening up a new understanding of the photographic process.

Aliki Braine (1976, Paris) studied at the Ruskin School, Slade School and Courtauld Institute. Her work is regularly exhibited in the UK and internationally, including Dalla Rosa Gallery (London), Musée d’art de Pully (Lausanne), Kulturni Centar (Belgrade), Galerie Raum mit Licht (Vienna), Man & Eve Gallery (London), Galerie Magda Danysz (Paris), Flowers East (London), Museum of Electricity (Lisbon), Jerwood Gallery (London).

This event is part of a series of Professional Talks programmed by Romina Provenzi. The series will provide insights into specific cross-disciplinary areas including Publishing, Education, Design, Science, Healthcare, Art History and Curation.

Please note: this event may be held in our first floor learning space, accessed via stairs only. If this would prevent you from attending, please contact us in advance so that we can discuss individual requirements.

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