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Enjoy Poverty: Screening and Conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti and Renzo Martens 2010 by Alfredo Cramerotti

Enjoy Poverty: Screening and Conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti and Renzo Martens  2010

Nottingham Contemporary's screening and talk about Renzo Marten’s performance-cum-documentary, a challenging experience for the viewer. Shot in the Congo, it suggests that local photographers would be better off selling pictures of suffering to Western news agencies, rather than continuing their humble portrait studios. “Martens is keen to expose the relation of power between those who watch and those who are being watched,” stated the curator Alfredo Cramerotti, author of Aesthetic Journalism. Cramerotti will discuss this provocative film with Martens after the screening. Both will take questions from the audience.