jan 18


point of view visibility and invisibility
Orlando Franco — Workshop



Museo Coleçao Berardo

Praça do Império

Tel: +351 213 612 878

Bus: 729,714, 727, 728, 751
Tram: 15E
Train: Cascais – CP

The workshop aims to discuss ideas, tendencies and concepts present in the practice of the current photography and its artistic framing. Provide suggestions and practices to all participants, and help them to develope their projects.

The workshop will be divided in three parts.

  • First part will present and discuss some ideas about point of views, visibility and invisibility, from the Vertical Gradient on the Long Length by Larry Bell and Abstract Painting by Ad Reinhardt and their relationship with the photographic practice. We will also discuss the proposals and concepts shown at works of Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Jeff Wall, Richard Prince, Bernd & Hilla Becher and Helena Almeida.
  • Second part will be the time for participants to present their portfolio (one selection or project).
  • Third part will be focus in one photographic exercise that will be presented and analyzed.
  • Language: portuguese
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Lives and works in Lisbon. Orlando Franco (1977) is a Ph.D. student in Media Art at the Universidade Lusofona Humanidades Técnologias in Lisbon. He holds a postgraduate degree in Theories of Art from the Universidade de Lisboa, a bachelor´s degree in Fine Arts from ESAD-Caldas da Rainha, and received the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship to study in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Universidad de Salamanca. His research seeks to elaborate and expand on ideas and concepts such as tension and suspension, weight and lightness, achievement and frustration. His analysis often focuses on physical notions concerning the body/machine, which may be animals, mechanical or industrial objects.

He is involved with the visual arts sector in diverse ways, as a visual artist, independent curator, instructor and cultural mediator. He collaborates with museums such as the Museu Coleção Berardo or Universidade Lusofona Humanidades Técnologias where he is an invited assistant professor to the photography programme. Through his work, he explores video, still and moving images, installation and drawing. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions since 1999