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This public program is a collaboration between Photography Studies College (Melbourne) and CCP, and is presented as part of PSC’s monthly Image-Makers Seminar Series.
Katrin Koenning is an image-maker of commendable talent, as evidenced by her numerous achievements. Her series The Crossing is currently showing at CCP as part of CCP Declares: On the Social Contract. It has previously shown at ACP, Sydney and is concurrently showing in the Netherlands at Museum Belvédère in Heerenveen. The intense and dark series considers our fractured relationship with the natural world, begging the question of where we stand in terms of our obligations to the environment. Images in the series slip between the surreal, the ethereal and the painfully real.
CCP Curator, Pippa Milne is the curator of CCP Declares: On the Social Contract. The exhibition is part of an occasional series of exhibitions that show artists working at the forefront of photography and video in Australia. The subtitle to this exhibition title provides a curatorial theme. Each of the works selected examines or extends the idea of social contract theory; the idea that moral and political obligations and rights are bound upon an intrinsic agreement amongst the various constituents of a society.
Join us for a conversation between curator and artist. The discussion will cover this current series and Koenning’s broader practice, as well as the curatorial process that led to CCP Declares: On the Social Contract.
Koenning has won numerous awards and has shown both in Australia and abroad. Solo exhibitions include: Indefinitely, Wallflower Photomedia Gallery, Mildura, 2015; Fieber, PhotoIreland, Dublin, 2015; Dear Chris, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane 2014, and Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne 2013. Group exhibitions include: the Athens Photo Festival 2015, Terra Australis at Galerie Pavlova, Berlin 2015; This is not Detroit, Musisches Zentrum, Bochum, Germany, 2014; and Australian Photography – Projections, Chobi Mela Photography Festival, Bangladesh, 2013.
Koenning is currently a lecturer at Photography Studies College, Melbourne and has been featured in a number of in print and online publications including: Momento Pro Magazine; Self Publish Be Happy; GUP Magazine; New York Times; Der Spiegel Magazine; and The Guardian, UK.
Pippa Milne is the Curator at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne. She has a Master of Art Curatorship from Melbourne University and Law and Arts degrees from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch. In 2015 she was the Emerging Curator for Victoria for the Venice Biennale and she has worked with the Australia Council and Creative New Zealand at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Pippa has previously held positions at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, she teaches at Photography Studies College (Melbourne) and Melbourne University and contributes regularly to publications in Australia and New Zealand.