EXCEPT THE CLOUDS
19th October 2019 - 7:00pm to 9pm
A panel discussion around the thematic of resistance in the arts hosted by Max Barnett at Pylot Magazine with artists Berangere Fromont, Nikolas Ventourakis, Daphne Milner and Sandrine Servent.
Max Barnett - Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of Pylot Magazine.
Max Barnett is a Photographer, Magazine Editor, and Image Editor based in London.
He moved to London in September 2010 in order to complete a BA in Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster. While studying he developed the original concept for a new magazine, which later became PYLOT Magazine.
PYLOT was officially launched in 2014 after Max assembled a small team, who worked together to create the magazine’s identity. He currently works as the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of the magazine.
Alongside starting a magazine, Max has established a career as a photographer, working with a range of clients and magazines.
Bérangère Fromont - Photographer
Bérangère Fromont is a french photographer. Born in Martigues in 1975, she lives and works in Paris. She studied film and literature at the Sorbonne.
Her work has been exhibited throughout the world, among them le festival Circulation(s), le festival Manifesto, les Boutographies, le Prix de la Maison Blanche, the BusanInternational Photography Festival,Photonai, le Festival Photo Saint Germain, le Centre d'Art Contemporain de Nîmes, Thessaloniki Biennale and shown in various web and paper publications (British Journal of Photography, Vogue Italia, Americansuburbx, der Greif, die Nacht, Co-curate, BKN, The Smell of Dust III, Fisheye, Mouvement, L'intervalle, Hunger).
The book "Cosmos" was published by AndréFrère Editions in 2015, «I don't want to disappear completely» with September books. And now on a third book «Except the clouds» with Void.
Nikolas Ventourakis - Visual Artist
Nikolas Ventourakis is a visual artist living and working between Athens and London. His practice is situated in the threshold between art and document, in the attempt to interrogate the status of the photographic image. Aquest that unfolds in the decisive years of the digital revolution, when a crucial overlap between producers and viewers seem to have reset all previous critical discourses.
Ventourakis completed an MA in Fine Art (Photography) with Merit at Central Saint Martins School of Arts (2013) and is the recipient of the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography (2013). He was selected for Future Map (2013), Catlin Guide (2014) and Fresh Faced Wild Eyed (2014) in the Photographers Gallery as one of the top graduating artists in the UK.
In 2015 he was a visiting artist at CalArts with a FULBRIGHT Artist Fellowship and is a fellow in New Museum’s IDEAS CITY. He was shortlisted for the MAC International and the Bar-Tur Award. Recently he has exhibited in FORMAT Festival, Derby; the NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, the Mediterranean Biennale of Young Artists 18 the parallel program of the Istanbul Biennale and ArtNight London, Hors Pistes 14at the Pompidou Center and at the DESTE Foundation/New Museum collaboration show.
Daphne Chouliaraki Milner - Writer and Editor
Daphne Chouliaraki Milner is a London-based Writer and Editor who is currently working at The Business of Fashion. Beyond BoF, she has written about art, culture and fashion for publications including It’s Nice That, AnOther, Another Man, GARAGE and Elephant magazine.
Daphne has just completed her Master’s in Contemporary Culture at UCL. During her time there, she has written essays on cultural landmarks like The Wire and Big Little Lies as well as the music of Sylvester and Janelle Monáe.