Thursday March 31
Exhibition and Reception: “Keep Your Eyes Open: DIY photography at Warren Wilson College”
In the spirit of photo+craft, an array of Warren Wilson College students engage shadow and substance and throwdown with handmade pinhole cameras in an exhibition curated by Warren Wilson junior Adam Grimes.
Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull to host small dinner conversation. A selection from their collection of contemporary art, photography, and craft will be on display. Tickets sold separately through REVOLVE.
Friday April 1
Open House and Registration
Broadway Arts Building
Event maps/schedule available.
Exhibition and Opening Reception: “Authentic Constructions”
Authentic Constructions considers the multi dimensional world of photography and reveals its construction. On view March 31 – April 3. Participating Artists: Lindsay Lochman & Barb Ciurej, Constance Thalken, Janelle Young, and Christina Z Anderson.
Keynote Speaker Fred Ritchin: “Bending the Frame: Photography and Social Change”
Broadway Arts Building
Dean of the School at International Center of Photography, Fred Ritchin has written and lectured internationally about the challenges and possibilities implicit in the digital revolution. Ritchin’s recent book, “Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen”, asks the question: how can images promote new thinking and make a difference in the world?
Saturday April 2
Workshop with Robert Asman: “Cameraless Photography: Silver Figurative Rendering Salon”
Learn about non-traditional uses of expired and decades-old photographic paper in this three-hour workshop. Robert Asman puts a new spin on the traditional figure drawing salon by painting developer directly onto gelatin silver paper in daylight. Tickets sold separately through The Asheville Darkroom.
Presentation and Discussion:
“Making and Meaning: Photobooks and the Social Fabric” with Clarissa Sligh and Alejandro Cartagena (moderated by Eric Baden)
Internationally recognized artists Clarissa Sligh and Alejandro Cartagena show and talk about their work with photobooks, one of today’s most active and intimate forms of photographic practice. Cartagena’s self-published ‘Before the War’ was selected by both Time and Mother Jones as a 2015 best photobook of the year. Sligh’s new artist book, ‘Transforming Hate’, is set to be released the weekend of photo+craft. Both artists engage issues of contemporary social relevance in deeply personal ways.
Film Screening with Harvey Wang:
“From Darkroom to Daylight”
Director Harvey Wang to introduce his documentary film featuring interviews with more than 20 important figures in the field of photography about the digital revolution and how this has impacted their work.
“Ghosts in the Machine: Finding Craft in the Digital” with James Huckenpahler, Vesna Pavlović, and Elijah Gowin
(moderated by Bernard Welt)
This panel of working practioners discusses not only finding visual form within the digital medium, but also carefully considers the ideas that surround the materiality of photography and what craft means when working with 1s and 0s.
Keynote Speaker Namita Gupta Wiggers: “Almost Touch + Virtual Communities: Photo+Craft”
Namita Gupta Wiggers, curator, educator and director/co-founder of Critical Craft Forum, asks: how does photography operate in conjunction with the handmade object? When photography – and social media – are the primary vehicles for communicating about objects, how is photography creating craft communities?
photo+craft Celebration and Exhibition Opening: “Phantom Practices”
A reception for “Phantom Practices”, an exhibition with works by 9 of the photo+craft presenters at REVOLVE including the panelists, Clarissa Sigh, Harvey Wang, Courtney Dodd, Robert Asman, Clay Harmon, and Alejandro Cartagena.
Sunday April 3
“Building a Collection: A Conversation with David Raymond, Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull”
(moderated by David J. Brown)
These prominent collectors (Raymond, Fischer and Shull) discuss how they identified, formed and developed their passion for contemporary art and photography, then worked with museums as a way to share and extend their vision.