26 October – 5 November 2017
Opening Night at Gallery SO, Brick Lane
Thursday 26th October, 7 – 9.30 pm open to the public
Opening Night at Ambika P3, Baker Street
Friday 27th October, 7 – 9.30 pm open to the public
Exhibition Opening Hours
27th (Gallery SO) / 28th (Ambika P3) October to 5th November
11.00-19.00 weekdays, 10.00-18.00 weekend
and during events
Closing Event at Ambika P3, Baker Street
Saturday 4th November, 7 – 9.30 pm open to the public
All the festival event listings at http://piclondon.org/Events
pic.london brings together artists from across the world, at different stages of their careers to present a large scale exhibition across Ambika P3 and Gallery SO, an art flea market, an immersive installation, a series of public panels, discussions and critiques, exploring questions like “what does it mean to work in the arts and photography?”, examining every aspect of photography as an art form.
pic.london has been devised to celebrate the photographic arts and introduce new ideas about photography to a public audience who enjoy photography daily through their phones and social media, and asks them to think about it differently.
The exhibition at Ambika P3 will showcase work from established artists like Thomas Ruff and Barbara Probst while also providing a platform for artists at earlier stages of their career like Miki Soejima and Jorge Luis Dieguez.
Across the city, Gallery SO will be the east London hub of pic.london, with an exhibition that includes works by Christopher Williams and Eva Stenram, but also home to The Professor’s Office, a mini library where visitors can explore books, papers, objects and curiosities, taken from the office of a mysterious Professor which tell the story of a life teaching photographic arts.
Close-Up Cinema, pic.london’s film programme partner, will be screening a series of historic and recent avant-garde films including Letter to Jane by Jean-Luc Godard and La Jetée by Chirs Marker as part of a film programme that explores the long standing and complex relationship between photography and film.
pic.london opens and closes with a critical cocktail party. Using Graphic Designer Aggie Toppins' books of Critical Theory Cocktails which match traditional cocktails with philosophical thinkers and authors and devises new cocktails to represent their ideas, pic.london will be serving guests critical cocktails to encourage critical and conceptual thinking of photographic arts.
Throughout the festival there will be a series of events including a panel discussion on careers in the photographic arts, and a talk on the relationship between theory and practice as well as group critiques where artists put their work forward for peer review.
The festival closes with The Art Flea Market, bringing together artists, publishers, makers and designers in Ambika P3 to present an art fair offering people the opportunity to buy affordable works of art, books and zines.