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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION BY VINCENT KRAFT


EXHIBITION INFORMATION Title: STREET Artist Name: VINCENT KRAFT Event: PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Date: 31 MAY - 16 JUNE 2018 Address: PALAZZO DE LA SALLE, VALLETTA Curator: LISA GWEN Art Director: ANTHONY GALEA Website: www.vincentkraft.com

PALAZZO DE LA SALLE GALLERY OPENING HRS: INAUGURATION DAY Thursday 31 May 2018 19:00hrs to 22:00hrs DAILY Friday 1 June 2018 to Friday 15 June 2018 08:30hrs to 19:00hrs WEEKENDS & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Saturday 2 June 2018 Thursday 7 June 2018 (Public Holiday) Saturday 9 June 2018 Saturday 16 June 2018 from 11:00hrs to 15:00hrs

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION BY VINCENT KRAFT CURATED BY LISA GWEN

31 MAY-16 JUNE 2018 PALAZZO DE LA SALLE, VALLETTA

EVENT POSTER


VINCENT KRAFT BIOGRAPHY FRENCH BY BIRTH BUT A GLOBAL EXPLORER BY INSPIRATION – VINCENT KRAFT IS AN ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHER WHO HAS BEEN PURSUING STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND URBEX FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS. Following the completion of his art and photographic studies at the IPESAA in France, Vincent Kraft embarked on an ongoing discovery that has taken him through 50 countries and across 200,000 km. Vincent Kraft’s aesthetic revolves around the themes of instantaneity, perspectives, and the temporal nature of abandoned places. Over the years, his artwork has been featured in prestigious photography books and various international exhibitions in London, Cardiff, Paris, and Valletta. Vincent Kraft was also the recipient of the ‘Prize of the Public Award’ at the London Photo Festival and he has recently received recognition from Valletta 2018, European Capital of Culture.

www.vincentkraft.com


VINCENT KRAFT BIJOGRAFIJA TWIELED FRANZA IMMA L-ISPIRAZZJONI WASLITU BIEX IKUN ESPLORATUR GLOBALI – VINCENT KRAFT HUWA FOTOGRAFU ARTISTIKU LI ILU JISPEĊJALIZZA FI ‘STREET PHOTOGRAPHY’ U ‘URBEX’ GĦAL AKTAR MINN 10 SNIN. Wara li temm l-istudji tiegħu fl-arti u l-fotografija fl-IPESAA fi Franza, Vincent Kraft beda vjaġġ fejn żar 50 pajjiż u qasam 200,000 km. L-estetika tiegħu tiffoka fuq t-temi ta l-instantanjeta’, ilperspespettiva u l-aspett temporanju ta’ postijiet abbandunati. Matul is-snin, xogħlu ifforma parti minn kotba prestiġjużi tal-fotografija u diversi wirjiet internazzjonali f’Londra, Cardiff, Pariġi u l-belt Valletta. Vincent Kraft ingħata il-‘Prize of the Public Award’fil-‘London Photo Festival’ u reċentement irċieva wkoll rikonoxximent minn Valletta 2018, Kapitali Ewropea tal-Kultura.

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STREET EXHIBITION SYNOPSIS

WIRJA STREET SINOPSI

VULNERABILITIES, VIOLENCE AND SOCIETAL BRUTALITY ARE HARSH REALITIES THAT TRANSCEND GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES.

IL-VJOLENZA, IL-VULNERABBILTAJIET U L-BRUTALITA’ FIS-SOĊJETA’ HUMA REALTAJIET LI JMORRU LIL HINN MID-DISTINZJONIJIET ĠEOGRAFIĊI.

Capturing striking and compelling instants from 12 countries, STREET explores a raw transcription of society that pervades both human interactions and physical spaces. Through the shocking juxtaposition of images, this exhibition is a thought-provoking journey in contemporary concerns.

F’din il-ġabra ta’ ritratti miġbuda fi tnax-il pajjiż, il-wirja STREET tesplora sens ta’ preokkupazzjoni soċjali li hu presenti kemm f’interazzjonijiet umani u kemm fi spazji fiżiċi. Permezz ta’ l-immaġnijiet xokkanti, din il-wirja hija vjaġġ li jqanqal il-ħsieb dwar s-soċjeta’ kontemporanja.


STREET EXHIBITION MEDIA RELEASE A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION TITLED STREET: PEOPLE AND PLACES, FEATURING SOME 21 WORKS BY VINCENT KRAFT, WILL BE SHOWING AT THE UPPER GALLERIES OF THE MALTA SOCIETY OF ARTS (MSA), PALAZZO DE LA SALLE, BETWEEN THE 31ST OF MAY AND THE 16TH OF JUNE.

Residing and working in Malta, Vincent was born in France, yet defines himself as a ‘globetrotter’. Through his many travels, he has developed an extensive body of work – a curated selection of which is being presented at the MSA as his debut show on the island. Vincent’s work betrays an intense preoccupation with light and shade as well as positive and negative space. His images range from minimalist to exuding a sense of horror vacui. Quiet, dilapidated and abandoned spaces abound in his work, which often contains a tinge of the absurd, poignant, inexplicable or surreal. Having studied art and photography at the IPESAA in France, Vincent embarked on an ongoing discovery that has taken him through 50 countries and across 200,000 km. He is intrigued by the themes of instantaneity, perspectives, and the temporal nature of abandoned places. Over the years, his artwork has been featured in prestigious photography books and various international exhibitions in London, Cardiff, Paris, and Valletta. Vincent Kraft was also the recipient of the ‘Prize of the Public Award’ at the London Photo

Festival and he has recently received recognition from Valletta 2018, European Capital of Culture. STREET is a collaboration between Vincent Kraft and design / curatorial team comprising Anthony Galea and Lisa Gwen. STREET is open to the public between: Opening night: Thursday, 31st May / 7.00pm - 10.00pm Other days and time: 1st June until the 16th June Monday - Friday / 8.30am - 8.00pm Saturdays and Thursday 7th June (Public Holiday) / 11.00am - 3.00pm. This exhibition is endorsed by Valletta 2018, European Capital of Culture, and supported by Palazzo de la Salle, Nestlé, JPA, 1969, UI Digital and Jean de la Valette Foundation. For interviews and additional information, Vincent Kraft may be contacted directly on: T. 00356 79080078 E. vincentkraft.photograph@gmail.com


FALLING ASLEEP / BOSNIA

TIME TO GO / FRANCE

VIVALDI / LATVIA

LOTTERY / FRANCE


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Vincent Kraft - Press Pack  

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION INFORMATION: Title: STREET Artist Name: VINCENT KRAFT Event: PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Date: 31st OF MAY - 16th OF JUNE...

Vincent Kraft - Press Pack  

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION INFORMATION: Title: STREET Artist Name: VINCENT KRAFT Event: PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Date: 31st OF MAY - 16th OF JUNE...

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