ASX + VOID | Max Pinckers Master Class

ASX + VOID | Max Pinckers Master Class


Το ASX + VOID Laboratory  ανακοινώνει το πρώτο του Master Class για το 2020:

Max Pinckers: Speculative Documentary
Αθήνα, 31 Μαρτίου – 04 Απριλίου ’20.

Margins of Excess © 2018 Max Pinckers

Αναλυτικότερα στο site του VOID:

Ο Max Pinckers είναι ένα από τα πιο ελπιδοφόρα νέα ταλέντα της Documentary φωτογραφίας. Είναι από τα ιδρυτικά μέλη της Σχολής Speculative Documentary. μια ερευνητική ομάδα που ιδρύθηκε στο KASK (Πανεπιστήμιο), στη Γάνδη του Βελγίου. Η Σχολή Speculative Documentary επανεξετάζει πώς ερμηνεύουμε τους ρόλους της αλήθειας, του εγγράφου και της πραγματικότητας στο πλαίσιο διεπιστημονικών μεθοδολογιών και πρακτικών. Επιδιώκει να φωτίσει και να προκαλέσει τον τρόπο με τον οποίο σχετίζουμε με πληροφορίες που προηγουμένως θεωρήσαμε ως συγκεκριμένες στην οικονομία της μετα-αλήθειας.

Προθεσμία για Early Bird 
23 ΙΑΝ ’20

420.00 €  570.00


Για να υποβάλετε το έργο σας, στείλτε με email στο με θέμα “Laboratory – Max Pinckers”, ένα αρχείο PDF (5 Mb max.) που να περιέχει 10-15 εικόνες που αντιπροσωπεύουν καλύτερα το έργο σας.

Στο email, συμπεριλάβετε ένα σύντομο βιογραφικό και τον λόγο που θέλετε να συμμετάσχετε στο εργαστήριο.

Το σεμινάριο θα διεξαχθεί στα αγγλικά.


11 ΙΑΝ ’20 – Έναρξη αιτήσεων
23 ΙΑΝ ’20 – Προθεσμία Early Bird
25 FEB ’20 – Λήξης αιτήσεων για όλους τους αιτούντες
30 MAR’20 – Ποτό καλωσορίσματος
31 MAR’20 –  Έναρξη εργαστηρίου
04 Απρ ’20 – Τέλος εργαστηρίου, δημόσια προβολή των εργασιών των μαθητών στο Void – Συνομιλία με τον καλλιτέχνη.



Max Pinckers: Speculative Documentary
Athens, 31 MAR – 04 APR ’20.

Margins of Excess © 2018 Max Pinckers

Max Pinckers is one of documentary photography’s most promising young talents. He is one of the founding members of the School of Speculative Documentary; a research group founded at KASK (University), in Ghent, Belgium. The School of Speculative Documentary is re-examining how we interpret the roles of truth, document and reality in the context of interdisciplinary methodologies and practices. It seeks to illuminate and challenge how we relate to information that we previously considered as concrete in the post-truth economy.

Pinckers, in his role as founding partner of the school considers the role of documentary practice as it relates to photography and collaboration. He is interested in examining how voice, authorship and intent pave the way for a re-interpretation of political and social theater. In challenging how we perceive documents by interweaving multiple narratives and points of view, Pinckers promotes a new way of looking and of interpreting photography. Pinckers wants us to discuss, dissect and disseminate images of documentary value with an emphasis on questioning validity and use.

In spring of 2020, Void and American Suburb X welcome Pinckers to Athens to lead a workshop to discuss the role of the speculative document in our current times and how he has used this methodology to search for answers to the principal doubt expressed in photography-notably, what is real? What is fake? and what is the intent of the photograph and what are the limits of its ability to be manipulated? and how can we coerce its medium-specificity towards a more inclusive and cogent distribution of potential meaning?

Early Bird deadline
23 JAN ‘20
420.00€  570.00


To submit your work, send an email to with “Laboratory – Max Pinckers” as a subject with a PDF file (5 Mb max.) containing 10–15 images that best represent your body of work.

In the email, include a short C.V. and your reason for wanting to participate in the workshop.

The workshop will be lead in English.


11 JAN ’20 – Open for applications
23 JAN ’20 – Early Bird deadline
25 FEB ’20 – Open Call Closes for all applicants
30 MAR ‘20 – Welcome drinks
31 MAR ‘20 – Workshop starts
04 APR ‘20 – Workshop ends & open to public projection of students’ work at Void – Conversation with the artist

Max Pinckers (b.1988, BE) is an artist based in Brussels, Belgium. His oeuvre explores visual strategies in documentary photography. Not believing in the possibility of sheer objectivity or neutrality, Pinckers advocates a manifest subjective approach, which is made visible through the explicit use of theatrical lighting, stage directions or extras. Extensive research and diligent technical preparation are combined with improvisation to obtain lively, unexpected, critical, simultaneously poetic and documentary images. His work takes shape as self-published artist books and exhibition installations such as The Fourth Wall (2012), Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty (2014), and Margins of Excess (2018). Pinckers is currently a doctoral researcher and lecturer in the arts at the School of Arts / KASK, Ghent and has received multiple international awards, such as the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg 2015 and the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2018. In 2015 he founded the independent publishing house Lyre Press.