Yuxin Jiang in conversation with David Bate: Translating Photographies
Wednesday 8 December 2021, 13.00
We are delighted to invite you to the fourth instalment of our 2021 – 2022 Global Photographies Talks Programme on Wednesday 8th December! This time, we’ll be hearing from artist Yuxin Jiang and David Bate. Jiang will be in conversation with Bate about the experience of translating photography, and her translation of his classic text Photography: The Key Concepts from English into Chinese. Moderated by Lucy Soutter, the discussion will engage with the challenge of ‘translation’ across cultures, coining new terminology and finding ways to articulate photography and concepts that may not have local currency.
07:00 Mexico City / 08:00 New York / 10:00 Buenos Aires / 13:00 London / 14:00 Lagos / 14:00 Paris, Gothenburg, Budapest / 15:00 Cape Town / 15:00 Beirut / 18:30 Mumbai / 19:00 Dhaka / 20:00 Jakarta, Bekasi / 21:00 Singapore, Taipei / 22:00 Tokyo / 00:00 (+1) Melbourne / 02:00 (+1) Wellington
Yuxin Jiang is an artist based in London and Shanghai.
“My work currently centres on the intersectional identity issues of being a Chinese and a migrant in the UK. I do this by making visible how these issues are embedded in languages, popular culture, and day-to-day life.
I’m a lecturer on BA Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, the translator of Photography: The Key Concepts by David Bate (2nd edition, Routledge), and co-founder of pic.london, a platform that supports artists working in photography and media arts.”
David Bate is an artist, theorist and teacher based in London, UK.
Bate is widely known for his extensive international publications of critical writings on the history and theory of photography and experimental visual artworks. His work focuses on the critical interactions between the visual image, subjectivity and society.
Currently Professor of Photography at the University of Westminster, London, UK, Bate is also a co-founder of the London collective art gallery Accident and Five Years, and co-editor of the photography journal Photographies.