Working With Archives Of Contemporary Art: Old Issues, New Perspectives

16 Jul 2016

Regular opening hours

13:00 – 21:00
13:00 – 21:00
13:00 – 21:00
13:00 – 21:00
13:00 – 21:00
13:00 – 21:00
13:00 – 21:00

Cost of entry


Kunstquartier Bethanien

Berlin, Germany


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During this one day visual retreat, participants have the opportunity to explore working with photographic archives, from paper documents to glass plates.


This workshop provides a nurturing environment to consider personal vision while offering a deeper understanding of how to better create cohesive and articulate bodies of work.

In the first part of the workshop we have time to immerse ourselves in evaluating the archival material. We split our time between looking at the photographic material and in-depth critiques. Critical discussions about intent, editing, sequencing, and the creation of visual stories balanced with the daily practice of photographing encourage the formation of diversified photographic voices. There is great opportunity for casual conversations, one-to-one feedback, reflection, and the chance to create a project in a small supportive environment. The idyllic setting promises to illuminate and rejuvenate participants' relationship with the visual impressions of the world.

Your tutor Francesca Marcaccio Hitzeman is an artist, writer and independent curator based in London. She holds a degree from Universita’ degli Studi in Florence and London College of Communication in London. She was awarded a bursary for the Iconographic Research from the CPF Bauer Institute in Milan and she has undertaken several projects including the Base/Project for the Arts (Florence) and the editorial project for Dust Magazine. She currently writes for the Photomonitor UK combining the research on the photographic archives with issues of memory and history within contemporary art practice. She was also awarded a bursary for the RCA/Inspires Curating Conversations Programme. Hitzeman is currently collaborating with the Whitechapel Gallery Archive in London.

Plan your workshop: For this workshop you don't need to bring anything. It is held in English.

Costs and booking: The workshop fee of 50€ includes tuition, and a welcoming drink. The workshop will be confirmed with a minimum of four and maximum of 10 participants by June 30, 2016.

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