Where? Centre Cívic Can Basté, Passeig Fabra i Puig 274, Barcelona
When? Saturday 8 October from 10 am to 2 pm and from 3 to 6 pm
Price 90 €
Maximum capacity 12 participants
The workshop will focus on the idea of a personal project, reflecting on all the aspects that lead to the conception, preparation and realization of an optimal photographic project.
It will reflect on the resources needed to acquire a personal language that will help make the projects in a more attractive and / or revealing way (more poetic vision, more intelligent, more aesthetic). Whether to be formalized on the wall, audiovisual, photobook or any other medium. We will study how to make a personal project: references on how to build, defend and argue this project in front of any audience. It will be analyzed what its theoretical argumentation consists of, the conceptual and formal bases, the correct edition, the key points of defense and promotion, where it is not necessary to affect.
The course includes the critical and reasoned analysis of portfolios of international novel authors with especially outstanding projects as well as the individualized argumentative viewing of the portfolios of the participating students. It is recommended that the student bring – if he / she has a model of the book (both in physical format and in PDF).
Micó’s personal note: in this type of viewing I discover most of the novice authors that I later program in my exhibitions as curator.
Jesús Micó (Cádiz, 1962) is dedicated to the creation, management, research and teaching of photography. He teaches and lectures on the theory, history and aesthetics of photography at various public universities, art centers, festivals and Spanish private schools. He has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Cádiz and a doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona. He curates exhibitions and writes critical and opinion articles on the photographic environment. His artistic work has been presented in many rooms and galleries such as Forum (Tarragona), H2O (Barcelona), Canal Isabel II and Fundación Canal Isabel II (Madrid), Museo de Antropología (former MEAC, Madrid), Patio de Escuelas Univ. Salamanca), Sala de Caja Madrid (Barcelona), MUSAC (León). etc. He has published three books in addition to multiple collective catalogs such as Propuesta 99 (Ministerio de Cultura), Ocultos (Fundación Canal de Madrid) and Sujeto (MUSAC).
He has taught countless courses, seminars and workshops at various schools, universities, foundations, art centers, etc. in many Spanish and Latin American cities. As an independent curator he specializes in the promotion of novice photography. Although he lives in Barcelona, he directs the Kursala, the photography room of the University of Cádiz, (UCA), and his line of publishing photobooks, the Cuadernos de la Kursala collection. Its curators include 4 editions of the international exhibition Latent Talent SCAN-Tarragona and the large group with 54 emerging authors on the Canal de Isabel II in Madrid (May 2017) entitled Un cierto panorama (recent author photography) in Spain) traveling until 2020 through Latin America and Europe. He has been invited to multiple festival selection committees and photography meetings and a jury of important Spanish and Latin American competitions.