ONLINE ARTIST TALK

Photo Live: Mohini Chandra

Wed 13 Oct 2021 | 11am - 12pm London | 9 - 10 pm Melbourne

Free
In partnership with Photo Australia

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Join artist Mohini Chandra (UK) in conversation about their practice with Independent Curator, Shivanjani Lal (Australia).

This event is part of an international season of PHOTO LIVE talks presented by Photo Australia, Melbourne in collaboration with Autograph. The ten free online conversations between artists, photographers and curators from Australia and the UK will explore ideas of identity and belonging in the context of human rights, representation, and social justice. This program highlights the importance of centring black, Indigenous, feminist, queer and other marginalised voices and storytelling in photography.

These talks are part of our exhibition Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other and are taking place in the lead up to PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography (29 April – 22 May 2022).

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Mohini Chandra

Mohini Chandra (b. 1964, Canvey Island, UK) explores articulations of identity in globalised spaces, and the role of photography in relation to memory and migration. Her research-led visual arts practice is fuelled by a sustained interest in photographic histories and the processes of visual culture within colonial, anthropological and ethnographic discourses. Chandra’s artworks have been exhibited globally, including at Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Photo Kathmandu, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; Queens Museum of Art, New York; the First Johannesburg Biennale (1995); Focus Festival of Photography in Mumbai (2017); the Third Oceanic Performance Biennale in Auckland (2017); and Houston FotoFest Biennial (2018). Her works are held in the Arts Council Collection (UK), among other public and private collections.

You can see more of Chandra's work on her website.

About Photo Australia

Photo Australia produces PHOTO International Festival of Photography in Melbourne and across regional Victoria. Delivered in collaboration with over 40 cultural institutions, museums, galleries and universities, the Festival features free exhibitions, outdoor displays and artist commissions, alongside events and education programs. The Festival invites artists, curators, writers, academics and audiences to interrogate the major issues of our time through a central theme. The theme for PHOTO 2022 is ‘Being Human’ and the Festival will run from 29 April to 22 May 2022.

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PART OF THE UK/AUSTRALIA SEASON 2021-22

This program is part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22—a collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. The theme of the Season is ‘Who Are We Now?’ and will reflect on the shared history, current relationship and imagine the future of the two nations.


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Images, from top: Mohini Chandra, film still [detail] from: Belated, 2020. © and courtesy the artist. Commissioned by Autograph for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other. 2) Courtesy of the artist. 3) PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography Install: Broomberg & Chanarin, Spirit is a Bone, 2013 Photo: J Forsyth

Discover more images, from top left: 1) Discover more images, from top left: 1) Silvia Rosi, from Neither Could Exist Alone [detail], 2020. © and courtesy the artist, commissioned by Autograph for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other. 2) Othello De'Souza-Hartley's, from Absence [triptych, detail], from Blind, but I can See, 2020, © and courtesy the artist, commissioned by Autograph for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other.  3-5) Mohini Chandra, film stills [detail] from Belated, 2020. © and courtesy the artist. Commissioned by Autograph for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other.  6) Poulomi Desai, from Our cultures are the portals - the gateways between one world and the next, 2020, © and courtesy the artist, commissioned by Autograph for Care I Contagion I Community – Self & Other.