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Past Event Mark Neville Artist Talk: Factory Direct: Pittsburgh 


Mark Neville, Child, Jacket, Slaughtered Goat, Sweets, Painted Nails, Xmas Day, Helmand, 2010

British artist Mark Neville is one of fifteen international artists participating in The Warhol’s upcoming exhibition, Factory Direct: Pittsburgh. In a rare talk, Neville will present his ideas for the new commissioned work, and discuss these in relation to his practice in general.  Neville creates lens-based works which have been realized and disseminated in a large array of contexts, as both still and moving image pieces.  The photographic works have consistently looked to subvert the traditional role of social documentary practice, seeking to find new ways to empower the position of its subject over that of the author.  Often working with closely knit working communities, in a collaborative process intended to be of direct, practical benefit to the subject, his photographic projects to date have frequently made the towns he portrays the primary audience for the work.  This time last year, the artist was living on the frontline in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, with the British Army, where he worked as the official war artist commissioned by the Imperial War Museum, London.  For the first time Neville will screen excerpts from the films he made there.  He will talk about this work together with previous projects, such as ‘The Port Glasgow Book Project’, and discuss how these have informed his practice and ideas for Factory Direct.

Additional Information

This lecture is scheduled from 6pm - 8pm.

Related Links

Mark Neville Official Website


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