THE PORTFOLIO PROJECT | thinking photography differently

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Dora Santos Silva
10, Novembro, 2009

Como pensar a fotografia de forma diferente? “Reunindo na mesma plataforma on-line três conceitos-base – a de uma publicação mensal sobre fotografia, a de um espaço de formação contínua à distância orientado por profissionais e a de um portal associativo onde se divulgam projectos fotográficos individuais ou colectivos”, afirma Susana Paiva, coordenadora do The Portfolio Project, uma iniciativa pioneira em Portugal.

Fundado no princípio deste ano, o projecto tem, no entanto, um currículo excepcional, tendo realizado parcerias com diversas entidades para promover um discurso coerente sobre a fotografia. Actualmente, os contactos desenvolvidos com a associação cultural Casa da Esquina permitirão, já no próximo ano, a organização de oficinas de fotografia e exposições fotográficas, bem como a realização de residências artísticas para fotógrafos e editores fotográficos na cidade de Coimbra.

As galerias dos fotógrafos que integram a plataforma estão disponíveis no site do projecto, em

O trabalho fotográfico de Susana Paiva assume um cariz documental, no qual o imaginário se cruza com a realidade, como se de uma narrativa ficcional se tratasse. Depois de 15 anos a colaborar com diversas publicações nacionais, foi agenciada pela prestigiada agência de fotógrafos austríaca, Anzenberger. Em Janeiro 2009, fundou o The Portfolio Project.

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Other measures

TS3[1]Julieta Aranda,
Temporary Solutions,
Courtesy of the artist.

Other measures
Centre Photographique d’Ile de France

The exhibition ‘Other measures’ gathers works of art, which are the result of diverse contemporary practices; their treatments alter our relationships to the notions of scale and proportion. Various means will be given, from models, in-situ collages, fixed-images to animation-film and also with a film screening, in order to restore subjects of our contemporary imaginations. This plurality of approaches is an invitation to get rid of formal constraints in a period where standard is the rule.


Centre Photographique d’Ile de France
Venue : CPIF – 107, av. de la République – 77340 Pontault-Combault

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China in Four Seasons

4 July – 6 September 2009

Curated by Rhana Devenport

International Artist in Residence Jin Jiangbo is the first artist to feature in a sequential series of four exhibitions and residencies spanning a year entitled China in Four Seasons. Over the past twenty years art practice in China has undergone tremendous shifts making 2009 a potent moment to examine the extraordinary power and scope of artists working in the country today. This century has witnessed unprecedented attention on Chinese contemporary art from the (western) international arts community while arts production and infrastructure within China has radically expanded and redefined itself. The current global financial crisis has now provoked a dramatic deflation of the Chinese art market.

It is against this backdrop of worldwide economic malaise that Jin Jiangbo presents his most recent series of photographic works. Begun in late 2007, his vast and penetrating photographs offer an immediate response to recent seismic economic, political and cultural shifts. Using series titles such as Great Economic Retreat, China Market Scene and Shanghai, Shanghai, these current works reveal complex layers within the unique socialist economic landscape of China.

As the Govett-Brewster’s 2009 International Artist in Residence Jin Jiangbo will also explore related concerns by examining disused architectural sites within a New Zealand context through a residency in Taranaki.

A single publication will accumulate over the four seasons to trace and document the generation and discussion of practice as the project unfurls.

The Artist in Residence programme is offered in partnership with Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki and with support from Creative New Zealand. This exhibtion is also supported by Asia New Zealand Foundation, Radio Network Taranaki and Te Kairanga Wines.

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New Plymouth,
New Zealand

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Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet – until September 27, 2009 | BAM/PFA

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Juggernaut, 2008; Super 16mm film digitized to HD video projection; 5:44 video loop; courtesy of the artist and Max Protetch, New York. Installation view, MCASD, photo: Pablo Mason.

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