Join us for a talk and discussion with photographic artist Tim Mitchell together with cultural geographer Professor Mike Crang, Durham University and Naomi Austin, senior lecturer in Fashion Design and Promotion at the University of Sunderland at 5pm on Friday 25 October.
Tim Mitchell’s exhibition at NGCA, Product brings together two bodies of photographic artwork created over an entire decade, that together track the birth and death of our clothes. In the NGCA Collections Space, The Hopeless Transport Archivepresents a vast collection of photographic images of abandoned vehicles, accumulated over 20 years, found on his travels across the whole of Europe.
Following the talk there will be a launch event for Mitchell’s first monograph, Product from 6-8pm. Published by Kerber, the book brings together Mitchell’s observation of the lifecycle and consumption of objects and commodities, photographed over 15 years, contextualised by economic, sociological and art historical essays by Luc Boltanski & Arnaud Esquerre, Mike Crang, Nicky Gregson, Emily McMehen, Helen James, Carol McKay, Michalis Nikolakakis, Lucy Norris, Alistair Robinson. Design by Brighten the Corners. For further information see www.kerberverlag.com/en/tim-mitchell.html.
The event is programmed in partnership with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art.