From personal and historical memory to ideas of time and language, renowned artist Darren Almond reflects on his practice across film, painting, sculpture and photography, in conversation with writer and critic Martin Herbert.
Almond’s acclaimed Fullmoon series portrays isolated landscapes, bathed in full moons, uncanny long-exposures which confuse day and night. The artist often captures geographically unique locations, from the Arctic Circle, to the holy mountains in China or the source of the Nile. Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2005, for this event the artist discusses past and current projects.
This event is part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s talk series Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography, which provides a platform for leading contemporary photographers from around the world to discuss and present their practice.
Supported by The Pictet Group.
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Darren Almond was born in 1971 in Wigan, UK and lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Villa Pignatelli-Casa della Fotografia, Naples, Italy (2018); Mudam, Luxembourg (2017); Museum Sinclair Haus, Bad Homberg, Germany (2016); Scai the Bathhouse, Tokyo (2016); New Art Centre, Salisbury, UK (2016). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (2018); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018); Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (2017); Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France (2016); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2015); Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2015).
Martin Herbert is a writer based in Berlin. He is associate editor of ArtReview, and contributes regularly to international art journals including Artforum, Frieze and Art Monthly. He is the author of ‘Mark Wallinger’ (Thames & Hudson, 2011), ‘The Uncertainty Principle’ (Sternberg Press, 2014), ‘Tell Them I Said No’ (Sternberg Press, 2016), and ‘Unfold This Moment’ (Sternberg Press, forthcoming). He lectures in art schools internationally, has served on the acquisitions committee for Arts Council England, and was a juror for the 2017 Turner Prize. His curatorial project for Hayward Touring, ‘Slow Painting’, opens at Leeds City Art Gallery in October 2019.