Justine Varga presents ‘Tachisme: a stain on photography’


By Tolarno

Floor talk
6pm to 6.45pm, Friday 19 February 2021
Tolarno Galleries
Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

A WRITING & CONCEPTS lecture in collaboration with TOLARNO GALLERIES and PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography.

Justine Varga will discuss the creative potential of those elements of a photograph that are usually thought to be marginal or even deleterious to its health – in particular, about stains and similar pictorial imperfections.

While focusing on the role of the stain and staining in her own work, the artist will also be seeking to place her interest within a broader history of image making. The talk will consider the nature of photography and argues for a certain kind of artistic practice keenly attuned to the materiality of the medium and to corporeal presence.

RSVP here. Tolarno Galleries is open late until 8pm on Friday 19 February 2021.

IMAGE: Justine Varga Influence 2018, chromogenic photograph, 129.3 x 107.8 cm (framed size)


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