Doors open 6.30 pm, talk 7pm – 8 pm
At this special event to be held at Brancolini Grimaldi, London, Peter Fraser will be discussing his latest body of work A City in the Mind with curator Paul Wombell.
Five years in the making, A City in the Mind is a highly allusive and mysterious portrait of London as a city in the imagination. The project was inspired by Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities in which the explorer Marco Polo returns from his travels to describe the places he has visited to the Emperor Kublai Khan, places that he will never visit himself. Thus the cities exist only in his mind.
The discussion will also cover Fraser’s 30 year career from his earliest work featured in Two Blue Buckets to more recent projects such as his 2009 commission Lost for Words for Ffotogallery, Cardiff. Paul Wombell staged a 20 year retrospective of Fraser’s work in his former role as director of The Photographers’ Gallery in 2002. Fraser was nominated for the Citibank Prize in 2004.
Photomonitor is pleased to promote this event, which promises to be a fascinating insight into Fraser’s work and his richly poetic vision of the world. Signed copies of A City in the Mind published by SteidlBG will be available to buy at the event for £54.
The event is free, but space is limited. RSVP is essential. Please rsvp to Averil Curci: email@example.com / 0207 493 5721