Met dit keer de Zuid-Afrikaanse beeldend kunstenaar, fotograaf en schrijfster Lien Botha. Zij is in Nederland ter promotie van haar veelgeprezen debuutroman Wonderboom en wordt geïnterviewd over haar werk als fotograaf. We hebben de Syrische fotograaf en curator Issa Touma te gast, die woont en werkt in Aleppo, Syrië. Verder gaan we in gesprek met Annemarie Zethof, eigenaresse van IBASHO Gallery in Antwerpen, over Japanse fotografie. En komt Merel Bem vertellen over haar nieuwe boek Doorkijken, over het kijken naar kunst, dat 22 september verschijnt. Edie Peters en Sterre Sprengers verzorgen de presentatie van de avond.
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Botha is one of the few South African artists who has been experimenting with the photographic medium beyond its documentary frame. Born in Gauteng, South Africa in 1961, she initially studied languages at the University of Pretoria and worked as a Press photographer for Beeld before moving to Cape Town in 1984 where she obtained a BA Fine Arts degree from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 1988.
Her introduction to alternative mediums such as printmaking, painting and sculpture determined the output of her work over the past two decades. Up to date she has participated in numerous South African and international group exhibitions and has held twelve solo shows.
In December 2014 she was awarded a Master of Arts (Creative Writing) from the University of Cape Town. Her first novel, Wonderboom, published by Queillerie in June 2015, has recieved critical acclaim.
Issa Touma is a photographer and curator based in Aleppo (Syria). His photographic work can be found in international collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Finding himself isolated from the international art community in his own country, Touma established the Black and White Gallery, the first photography gallery in the Middle East, in 1992. After its closure in 1996, Touma founded Le Pont, an independent art organization and gallery that promotes freedom of expression and stimulates the local art scene through international events. In 1997, he started the International Photography Festival Aleppo, which despite the horrors and uncertainties of the conflict, continues to take place every year.