Well, it’s been a busy and exciting season for us and we hope for you too. Seven sessions here in Bristol, 2 in London as well as 4 collaboration in Spain. Plus our Pics & Plot group collaboration as part of Bristol Festival of Photography in May of this year and the recent talks by Brenda Ann Kenneally and Robert Knoth. We’ve had over 60 participants from 15 countries, with works looking at modern China, competitive pigeon breeding in Spain, family and marriage, expressions of national pride and communities in far flung places and closer to home. Overall the spirit of storytelling that Instant Coffees embodies has been incredibly well represented and really heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who has been involved in making it possible, participants, curators, designers, lecturers, sponsors and of course our audience.
Now, it is time to think about and get ready new ideas for the next season, there will be surprises and we will let you know soon.
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In the meantime, we have published our last catalogue with the highlights of our seventh season including a fantastic essay of Gavin Maitland, ‘These Museumy Emblems of Others’: Against the Colonial Museum, Toward Commemoration. writing about photography archives as alive museums:
“Literal museums and figurative: without walls (ambiguous and permeable anyway), or with. …Books read as a museum (some of them resigned to be, some not; rituals enacted as a museum. Cities. Experience itself as a museum…”
We also have a selection of photographers who were showing a great variety of multimedia pieces such as Alicia Carfrae, Cristina de Middel, Jordi Ruiz, Maxim Dondyuk, Rajan Zaveri, Jim Mortram and Supay Fotos. Please check them out, it will be worth it.
Thanks again for your interest and collaboration with Instant Coffees, enjoy the rest of the summer!!