A three-day-workshop with Erik Kessels
8-9-10 October 2018
Sometimes, if you are not aware of the rules it is easier to break them. The kids in the playground do this instinctively. Design students – slightly older children –are also habitual rule-breakers. Though technology makes their portfolios slicker by the semester, they are still professionals-in-waiting, and their thinking is all the more refreshing for this. Their ideas are generally unmarked by the obsessive concern for practicality that comes with the territory for so many professionals.
Students, then, can be amateurs.
In this workshop, Erik Kessels will push the participants to learn from and enjoy an amateur way of thinking and working.
Erik Kessels is a Dutch artist, designer and curator and is since 1996 Creative Director of international communications agency KesselsKramer in Amsterdam and London.
As an artist and photography curator Kessels has published over 50 books of his ‘re-appropriated’ images, is editor of the alternative photography magazine Useful Photography and has written the international bestseller Failed It!
Kessels made and curated exhibitions such as Loving Your Pictures, Use me Abuse me, 24HRS of Photos, Album Beauty, From Here On and Unfinished Father.
In 2010 Kessels was awarded with the Amsterdam Prize of the Arts, in 2016 nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. In 2017 his mid-career retrospective was shown in Turin and Düsseldorf.
REQUESTED MATERIALS: participants must bring their own portfolio (10-15 A4-sheets in a white envelope with no name on it), their laptop and a green watering can
Via Postioma 54/F
Catena di Villorba (TV)
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org