27-28.07.2014
Maria Teresa Salvati – Slideluck

Maria Teresa Salvati is Director of Slideluck London (former Slideluck Potshow) since 2008 and appointed Slideluck European Director in 2012, Maria Teresa has been working with guest curator in the UK and internationally, to bring compelling photographic multimedia slideshows in London and other European cities.

Co-curated and art directed – together with Federica Chiocchetti and Louise Clements – an exhibition and publication co-produced by Slideluck London, FORMAT International Photography Festival and QUAD, called Hungry Still. Contributor for GUP Magazine.

HUNGRY STILL is a special photo-cookbook that combines photography and food so deeply that it creates a completely new multi-sensory experience. The most talented photographers that contributed to the Slideluck London platform, since its inception in 2007, have been invited to revisit their photo-stories, reflect and provide us a recipe that is intertwined with their photographic stories.
HUNGRY STILL includes the artists’ photo-stories and related recipes, connected through the photographers’ most personal, intimate, and sometimes fun, anecdotes.

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Planar invites four international examples of cultural management, to present complex and innovative models in the field of visual art, publishing, education and cultural tourism. Through meetings and workshops we will talk about: planning models, networking, fundraising, cultural organization and curatorial strategies. Through a proactive and participative methodology we aim to build a dynamic and practical dialogue with local active stakeholders, associations, joung managers and professionals. The idea is to give to the local creative energies the concrete instruments to build new projects and start new local and international exchanges.

The selected guests will represent institutions which are able to create a system of cultural activities and strategies for economical sustainability.

They develop an high level of curatorial and managerial expertises in different fedls: publishing, photography, education, events; and they produce different cultural format: festivals, workshops etc… We will talk about “sustainable systems”, and about how these institutions has been able to achieve an high level of research opening it to a new public.

We will examine the details of these experiences from the birth of each project, analyzing the contests and the models with the aim of offering the participants competences and experts advices for future researches and partnership on the territory.

Every guest will study a site specific model of presentation, referred to stakeholders and local institutions.

Each presentation will be articulated in 3 parts:

• A workshop/roundtable with the members of Planar, local stakeholders and cultural institutions.

• Exhibition opening where the professionals invited will present their work to the public.

• A free public lecture open to the public.