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ONLINE MASTERCLASS WITH MIKHAEL SUBOTZKY
“AN EXPANDING PRACTICE”
FEBRUARY 28 – APRIL 11, 2021
Mikhael Subotzky’s works are the results of his fractured attempts to place himself in relation to the social, historical, and political narratives that surround him. As an artist working in film, video installation, and photography, as well as more recently in collage and painting, Subotzky engages critically with contemporary politics of representation. “At the heart of my work is a fixation with revealing the gap between what is presented (and idealised) and what is hidden, coupled with a desire to pull apart and reassemble the schizophrenia of contemporary existence,” he says. This Masterclass will engage with Subotzky’s photographic practice as a core element of all his various ways of working. Sessions will highlight how photography feeds into various modes of making (photography, painting, collage, book-making, filmmaking, etc.) and explore the ways in which each of these practices are distinct as well as interconnected. A mix of lecture, crit, and guest speakers will be employed to provide a broad foundation for photographers looking to expand into other mediums to explore their ideas, ask questions, and gain insight.
SCHEDULE: Meets Sundays online from 6-9pm (Johannesburg), 5-8pm (Paris), 11am-2pm (New York) on the following days: February 28, March 7, 14, 21 & 28 + an individual 1:1 meeting (30 minutes) to be scheduled on April 4 or 11, 2021. A list of materials to prepare, upload portfolio page links & Zoom classroom logins will be provided a week before the start of class.
Cover image: © Mikhael Subotzky, WYE, Installation view, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, 2016. (Photo: silversalt photography)