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What Photography and Incarceration have in Common with an Empty Vase

Edgar Martins' new work results from a collaboration with inmates, incarcerated in the West Midlands, their families and a myriad of other individuals and community groups in the region.

(© Edgar Martins)

It is a multifaceted body of work, developed from a commission with GRAIN Projects, where the artist uses the social context of incarceration as a starting point. Martins explores the philosophical concept of absence and loss, and addresses a broader consideration of the status of the photograph when questions of visibility, ethics, aesthetics and documentation intersect.

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Edgar Martins will be in conversation with artist, writer and educator Mark Durden. 

Edgar Martins will shares the process of making and developing of the exhibition.  


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