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Deutsche Bank KunstHalle | Photo-Poetics: An Anthology

Deutsche Bank KunstHalle | Photo-Poetics: An Anthology

Group Exhibition

Photo-Poetics: An Anthology

Claudia Angelmaier, Erica Baum, Anne Collier, Moyra Davey, Leslie Hewitt, Elad Lassry, Lisa Oppenheim, Erin Shirreff, Kathrin Sonntag, Sara VanDerBeek

Exhibition: July 10 – August 30, 2015
curated by Jennifer Blessing

Opening hours
Daily 10-20h

Guided Tours:
Daily Lectures: 18h (free)
“I Like Mondays” Lectures: 11-18h (free)
Lunch Lectures: Wednesdays, 13h (9/7 €)

Description

The exhibition »Photo- Poetics: An Anthology« documents a development in art of the past decade. It is conceived as an anthology, as a vehicle to individually showcase each artist’s influential contemporary practice.

The ten artists featured here contemplate the nature, traditions, and magic of photography at a moment characterized by its rapid digital transformation. They rematerialize the medium through meticulous printing, using film and other disappearing photo technologies, and by creating photo-sculptures, installations, and artist’s books. While they are invested in exploring the processes, supports, and techniques of photography, they are also deeply interested in how photographic images circulate. Theirs is a sort of »photo poetics,« an art that self-consciously investigates the laws of photography and the nature of photographic representation, reproduction, and the photographic object. Drawing on the legacy of conceptualism, these artists pursue a largely studiobased approach to still life photography that centers on the creation of images as objects, as well as on the representation of imagebearing printed matter— books, magazines, record covers, and snapshots. They are drawn to appropriate these items for diverse reasons, ranging from the cultural and historical significance of the photographs to the personal associations they evoke. The works in the exhibition, rich with detail, reward close and prolonged regard; they ask for a mode of looking that is closer to reading than the cursory scanning fostered by the clicking and swiping functionalities of smartphones and social media.

Drawing on the legacy of Conceptualism, these artists pursue a largely studio-based approach to still-life photography that centers on the creation of images as objects, as well as on the representation of image-bearing printed matter—books, magazines, record covers, and snapshots. They are drawn to appropriate these items for diverse reasons, ranging from the cultural and historical significance of the photographs to the personal associations they evoke. The works in the exhibition, rich with detail, reward close and prolonged regard; they ask for a mode of looking that is closer to reading than the cursory scanning fostered by the clicking and swiping functionalities of smartphones and social media.

This exhibition is organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.
The exhibition catalogue »Photo-Poetics: An Anthology« is available in English/German (€ 29). Information at ArtStore under (0 30) 20 20 93 -15 / -16

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