Lunchtime Talk | Melanie Manchot

Melanie Manchot (born 1966) is a London-based artist who explores performative and participatory portraiture.

Working with photography, film and video, Melanie Manchot often engineers events or situations in public spaces to produce her engaging explorations into our individual and collective identities.

She will discuss her use of still and moving imagery and in particular will look at the idea of duration in portraiture. Manchot's approach balances constructed scenarios with the observed and documentary, and her talk will address how both these strategies shape her ideas as well their role in the construction of specific pieces.

Manchot's work has been exhibited internationally, with solo presentations at Haus Am Waldsee, Berlin; The Photographers' Gallery, London; Focalpoint Gallery, Southend-on-Sea; Kunsthaus Mettmann, Duesseldorf; and Cornerhouse, Manchester. She has contributed to numerous group exhibitions, including the 52nd Venice Biennale and the first Moscow Biennale.

Manchot is represented by Goff + Rosenthal, New York.

This is a child/baby friendly event organised in conjunction with artist Martina Mullaney, founder of Enemies of Good Art.

Details: Thursday 9th June 2011

12.30 - 1.30pm
The Front Room
96 Farringdon Road
London EC1R 3EA

Tickets cost just £5 and can be purchased here. (Please select the number of tickets you require and then scroll down to click the buy button.)