UNCOATED PRESENTS EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHERS EXAMINING THE SOCIALLY RELEVANT SUBJECT OF IDENTITY
Inez Agnese, Carla Cabanas, Matthew Coleman, Tom Hegen, Bruna Mayer
In the group exhibition Identity Unveiled, Uncoated provides emerging photographers with a platform to shine a photographic light on the struggle of defining one’s identity. We examine how we can balance our role in the social system while discovering our identity. How connected to the ‘Self’ are people willing to be? Uncoated is a new, Berlin-based platform for contemporary photography that supports photographers by organizing socially relevant exhibitions throughout Europe.
In today’s society, suicide rates, burnouts and interest in self-help books are all increasing exponentially. Curator Josephine de Fijter researched this phenomenon for 2 years and talked to numerous people. The result? Almost everyone struggles with the subject of identity in their own personal way. By hosting this exhibition, De Fijter hopes to create a starting point for raising awareness of the subject of identity. Works by German aerial photographer Tom Hegen will be among the fine art photography on display.
Bridge between photographers and collectors
The nexus where artists meet (new) collectors is the place where Uncoated plays a role as a platform for contemporary photography. A space where people can experience unique photography, get to know talented artists and learn about collecting photography. The platform consists of a digital gallery and pop-up exhibition spaces throughout Europe. De Fijter explains: ‘’We support photographers by organizing accessible pop-up exhibitions across Europe. There is always a specific, socially relevant theme at the heart of each group exhibition. This means each exhibition is different and has a unique design. By creating an environment that guides visitors through the exhibition, we aim to make fine art photography more accessible to a wider audience. In the past, it has proven difficult for new photography talent to showcase their work. I want to build a bridge between artists and people who might be interested in their work.’’