The Worst Kind of Betrayal by Natasha Caruana
Thursday 26h Oct 2017, 19:00 (CANCELLED)
NEW DATE 2nd Nov 2017, 19:00
£6/4 CONCESSIONS. Free to ICVL Members
Dark Studio, 2nd floor, ARNOLFINI
We are very happy to introduce our first event of the Autumn season at Arnolfini, an evening with artist Natasha Caruana discussing cheating, performing love, fighting disconnection and excess. The talk will include a discussion of her seminal photographic series Married Man, which documents infidelity of 80 married men and a premiere of her recent commission Timely Tale exploring the health and love life of her mother through 360 technology.
Natasha Caruana is a photographic artist living and working in London. In 2014 Caruana was named as the winner of the BMW Artist in Residence Award at musée Nicéphore Niépce, France, which led to a monograph and solo exhibitions at Les Rencontres d’Arles and Paris Photo 2015. In 2015 Caruana was commissioned by the Open Data Institute, as part of the Data as Culture Programme, to undergo research residency. The resulting work will be exhibited at FACT Gallery, Liverpool in 2017. Caruana’s art practice is grounded in research concerned with narratives of love, betrayal and fantasy. Significant to her work is the questioning of how today’s technology is impacting relationships. Her work is created drawing from archives, the Internet and personal narratives. Caruana’s work has been collected and shown internationally and her work has been included in numerous contemporary photographic catalogues. Shows have included: Public, Private, Secret: International Center for Photography, New York and Narratives and Narrative Forms, Lianzhou Foto Festival, China. Caruana was nominated for the 2014 Foam Paul Huf Award, been named as one to watch in the Royal Photographic Society Journal and selected by the Humble Arts Foundation as one of 18 leading female art photographers currently working in the UK. She has an MA in photography from the Royal College of Art, London and is a Senior Lecturer of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK.
Photo captions: Above > from the series Married Man, 2008 -2009
Below > from the series, Timely Tale, 2017