Date: 22 October 2020
Time: 18:00 - 20:00 (SAST)
Anastasia Samoylova is a Russian-American artist who moves between observational photography, studio practice and installation. By utilising tools and strategies related to digital media and commercial photography, her work explores notions of environmentalism, consumerism and the picturesque. In 2020 she had her first solo museum exhibition of the ongoing project FloodZone at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa. With over 80 photographs, the book of the project was published by Steidl in 2019. Samoylova was awarded a number of grants for FloodZone, including the South Arts Fellowship and Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography. Another of her series, Landscape Sublime (2013-ongoing), explores how social media imagery and the repetition of popular pictorial motifs inform an understanding of nature and the built environment. In 2020 her work will be presented at the Kunsthaus Wien, as well as Wilhelm-Hack-Museum and Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany; as part of the Biennale for Contemporary Photography. Her work is in the collections at the Perez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, and ArtSlant Collection in Paris, among others.
This lecture is part of a series to be held in October, and will, through conversations and presentations, address the topic of design research. Lecture series is open to the public.
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All lectures earn Cat 1 0,3 CPD credits.