Fotografiska Berlin–the new museum for photography–proudly announces Fotografiska DAYS: a three-day event program under the main topic CULTURAL FABRIC – Rereading the Relationship Between Art and Fashion Practices.
In a world of omnipresent digitalization and brand awareness, images and narratives–the key currencies of a visually driven culture–yield the power to both form and transform cultural currents. What multiplicities of meaning are we assigning to these visual codes and
how can we unpack them? The program aims to examine the power of visual language in relation to art and fashion by rereading diverse image- and brand-making strategies, including their creative and subversive potential. We want to address the instability of images in different media, alongside the emancipatory potential of their consumption and interpretation.
As a part of Fotografiska Days, Fotografiska Berlin is proud to announce a series of panel discussions, elaborating on the main theme CULTURAL FABRIC, and diving deeper into its sub-categories. With the help of local and internationally acclaimed experts, moderators, and speakers from the broad field of contemporary visual production, different aspects of the umbrella topic CULTURAL FABRIC will be challenged and discussed. The four panels will critically reflect on the economy of art and fashion regarding creative autonomy, aestheticization, appropriation, taste making, commercialization, and commodification, as well as the possibility of disrupting these concepts.
FRIDAY: 16:00 – 17:30 PANEL: Artist and Brand Partnerships: Co-operation or Co-dependency 18:00 – 19:30 PANEL: Blurred Lines : Where Digital Fashion Meets Art
SATURDAY: 13:30 – 15:00 PANEL: A Closer Look: On the Exhibiting Artists and their Work 15:30 – 17:00 PANEL TALK: A Closer Look – On the Exhibiting Artists and Their Work