Kaleidoscope Presents - Artist Talk Series

Wed 17, 24 & 31 Jul 2019
13.00 - 13.30
Terrace Rooms
South Wing

Free artist led talks in the galleries, providing an opportunity to hear more about the artists’ exhibited works and wider practice.

Drop in to gain insight into industry, photographic and conceptual processes and anecdotes expressing the physical and emotional dimensions of the photographs.

WED 17 JUL 2019, 13.00 - 13.30

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Untitled 5 - Heartbeat, 2012 © Seba Kurtis, Courtesy of Christophe Guye Galerie
Untitled 5 - Heartbeat, 2012 © Seba Kurtis, Courtesy of Christophe Guye Galerie

Seba Kurtis was born in Argentina in 1974. He studied journalism in Buenos Aires before leaving the country for Europe in the wake of the political and economic crisis of 2001. Several years spent as an illegal immigrant have informed much of his work, which explores the personal, social and cultural impact of irregular migration. Kurtis' work has been exhibited internationally, with solo shows in Europe and the USA, and his first book, Drowned (Here Press, 2011), was selected for the International Photobook Award at the International Photobook Festival, Le Bal, Paris, 2012. Kif (Here Press, 2013) is his second publication and was exhibited with solo shows at Withward gallery in London and in Manchester Photographic Gallery. Today Kurtis lives and works in Manchester.

"His photography is the sensitive extension of his robust nomad’s body with its magnanimous aura. It serves him as a performative means to talk about the world and to establish connections between world history and the individual story of his life in a sophisticated manner. As an artist Seba Kurtis is constantly on the move and is unconcerned by physical or aesthetic limits."

Stefano Stoll, Director of the Festival IMAGES in Vevey


WED 24 JUL 20-19, 13.00 - 13.30

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The Jump (Film still), 2015 © Hetain Patel
The Jump (Film still), 2015 © Hetain Patel

Hetain Patel is a London based artist. His live performances, films, sculptures, and photographs have been shown worldwide from the Venice Biennale, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, and Tate Modern, London to Sadler’s Wells, where he is a New Wave Associate. Patel made his first dance company work for Candoco in 2014, which continues to tour internationally. His work exploring identity and freedom, using humour, choreography and text appears in multiple formats and media, intended to reach the widest possible audience. His video and performance work online have been watched over 35 million times, which includes his TED talk of 2013 titled, ‘Who Am I? Think Again’.

WED 31 JUL 2019, 13.00-13.30

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Lorenzo Vitturi, Multicolour #1
Lorenzo Vitturi, Multicolour #1

Lorenzo Vitturi was born in Italy in 1980 and is now a photographer and sculptor based in London. Formerly a cinema set painter, Vitturi has brought this experience into his photographic practice, which revolves around site-specific interventions at the intersection of photography, sculpture and performance. In Vitturi’s process, photography in conceived as a space of transformation, where different disciplines merge together to represent the complexities of changing urban environments.

Vitturi’s latest solo exhibitions have taken place at FOAM Museum in Amsterdam, The Photographers’ Gallery in London, at Contact Photography Festival in Toronto, and at the CNA in Luxembourg. Vitturi also participated to group exhibitions at MaXXI in Rome, at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, at La Triennale in Milan, at the Shanghai Art Museum and at K11 Art Space in Shanghai, and at BOZAR in Brussels.