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Brunch and Artist Talk with Ira Lombardía

Join us for this very special brunch with artist Ira Lombardía. Enjoy a coffee and something to eat whilst listening to Lombardía speak about her photographic practice and work on display at Open Eye Gallery.

Ira Lombardía (b. 1977) is a Spanish artist who holds PhD in Photography Theory in the Internet age. Her interests as a practitioner and academic lie in the transformations of the photographic medium in relation to social media platforms and digital distribution. Lombardía uses her work to interrogate traditional or conventional ideas about photography. She also questions the necessity of producing more images, at a time when we are visually bombarded by an unprecedented amount of images.

Ira Lombardía, infiltrated the legacy of the most recent Documenta festival, held in Kassel under over the Summer of 2012. During the time she spent in Kassel, the artist experienced an ‘epiphany’, the sudden manifestation of an artwork purely created by light inside the Fridericianum (the exhibition’s main venue). The piece on display at Open Eye Gallery is an entirely fictional document of how this unexpected artwork manifested itself. Lombardía appropriated the original exhibition catalogue produced by Documenta as a legacy for the work.

Date

06 July – 25 June 2014, 11.45AM

Tickets£10 / £8 concessions booking required