Exhibition 16 September – 23 October 2011 Opening Thursday 15 September 6–8pm
Galleries 1, 2, 3, 4 and Night Projection Window
In camera and in public
Denis Beaubois, Luc Delahaye, Cherine Fahd, Percy Grainger, Bill Henson, Sonia Leber and David Chesworth, Walid Raad, Kohei Yoshiyuki and ASIO surveillance photographs and film selected by Haydn Keenan
Curated by Naomi Cass
Taking a look at society through the lens of the state, the photographer on the street, the artist and the eye of the voyeur, In camera and in public examines the abandonment of the contract between photographer and subject.
Ranging from candid street photography through to surveillance photography, In camera and in public explores the camera and its relationship to the subject unaware of being photographed. From images taken in public spaces, including a series of striking faces taken on the Paris metro, the exhibition proceeds to the grainy anxiety of de-classified ASIO photos from 1949 to 1980. At the heart of CCP galleries are Percy Grainger’s extraordinary naked self-portraits from his so-called ‘lust branch’ collection, hand printed by Grainger between 1933 and 1942. Here the camera is turned on himself, in camera.
In camera and in public will be opened by The Honourable Justice Betty King, Supreme Court of Victoria, who will also launch Artlink’s Art & Surveillance issue guest edited by Natalie King and Virginia Fraser.
Warning: Full-frontal nudity, adult concepts. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent of legal guardian.
Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park is presented in association with the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Also at CCP
Artlink: Art & Surveillance
On the occasion of the opening of the In camera and in public exhibition, Artlink will launch their latest issue, Art & Surveillance, guest co-edited by Natalie King and Virgina Fraser, at CCP. Special discounts and offers on the night. Read more ›
Free Artists and Curator Floor Talk
Saturday 17 September, 12pm
Join curator Naomi Cass in conversation with In camera and in public artists Dennis Beaubois and Cherine Fahd.
Fairtrade coffee will be available during the talks by gold coin donation.
Supported by Jasper Coffee.
Photography as Crime
Saturday 15 October, 5pm
In conjunction with the In camera and in public exhibition, Monash University Art and Design and CCP will host a free symposium on photography, privacy and public space. Read more ›
On Show until 4 September
In 2011 CCP is celebrating 25 years as Melbourne's premier venue for the exhibition of contemporary photo-media art, providing a platform for emerging and established artists. To mark this anniversary, CCP's Limited Edition Print fundraiser is a special exhibition of new photographic work from internationally acclaimed Australian artist, Patricia Piccinini. Read more ›
Kodak Careers in Photography Seminar
Friday 30 September 2011, 1–4.30pm
Interested in becoming a professional photographer? Join this group of exemplary practitioners, Valerie Sparks, Ben Glezer, Paul Gurney and Meredith O’Shea as they speak about their work in various photographic fields including fine art, photojournalism, wedding and commercial photography, and learn about opportunities for employment and careers in photography. Read more ›
with Les Walkling
Upcoming photography courses with Les Walkling include: The Digital Lightroom, Beyond Basic Photoshop™, Advanced Camera Craft. Read more ›
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