|From||05 September 2015|
|To||27 September 2015|
|Private view||5 September 2015 Artists talk begins at 5pm|
This summer experience re-imagined Margate…
Enjoy an array of artistic performances, exhibitions and events by the seaside as Turner Contemporary, the newly opened pleasure park Dreamland and partners bring together all of Margate’s tribes for a feast of summer activity.
FotoFest Margate brings together the tribes of photographers and galleries across Margate in a weekend of exhibitions, workshops and talks including Re-imaginings and From One Tribe to Another, two exhibitions of lens based work by Jon Spencer.
“My work is concerned with ideas of the layering of history both physically and emotionally. I look to tease out stories hidden in the fabric and collective memory of the city, retelling them and prompting the viewer to look at their surrounds anew.”
In Re-imaginings Jon presents two aspects of his work that offers us a new way of seeing the world around us. A new piece from his Poliptych vs Capriccio series commissioned specifically for this exhibition creates a view of an alternative Margate. 72 separate photographs come together to form a mythical panorama – a view that cannot possibly exist, but one that the mind’s eye wants to believe. Beside this is a selection of work from the Bandstand series. Time and memory are conjured from these well known objects to create ethereal, painterly images.
From One Tribe to Another presents a story of faith and architecture in Margate – looking at how buildings that appear very solid and constant are the home to changing religious groups as well as uses outside of religion. Hoped to be the first stage of a larger project, this will include a historical overview of the architecture of religion in Margate, with a more in depth piece of work around some of the existing religious communities, creating a dialogue between different religious groups and the wider community.
As one of the events scheduled during FotoFest Margate Jon will be talking about his work at 5pm on Saturday 5th September – come to Margate and spend the FotoFest Margate weekend visiting galleries, events and exhibitions