Jenseits des Sichtbaren. Fotografische Erzählungen als Spur
Museum für Photographie, Braunschweig, Germany
03.02.2018 – 08.04.2018
Photo: Louisa Clement, In Between, 2012, Inkjetprint, 100 x 130 cm
Jenseits des Sichtbaren. Fotografische Erzählungen als Spur (Beyond the Visible. Traces in the Photographic Narrative)
Curtis Anderson, Louisa Clement, Owen Gump, Sigmar Polke, Anna Vogel
This group exhibition showcases five international artists from different generations—Curtis Anderson, Louisa Clement, Owen Gump, Sigmar Polke and Anna Vogel—whose diverse photographic-artistic practices examine the possibilities of the image and see its contents as ephemeral traces of external reality.
What does photography portray and how does it relate to reality? This approach, known as “Evidence-research,” increasingly accounts for an important and unique concept within the aesthetic and art historical discourse of the photographic medium.
The exhibition examines this and other aspects relating to the progressive digitalization and manipulability of the image. From a broader understanding of reality and a philosophical context, the artists in the exhibition do not understand the photographic medium in the sense of a temporally bound and only image-like proof of reality or as a document of a binding „so existing“ (Roland Barthes), but rather as a possibility of images between times, and as pictorial traces, where reality is inferred to be a series of complex connections.
February 2nd, 2018, 7pm: Opening reception
February 3rd, 2018, 5pm: “Picture Traces and Trace Pictures,” lecture, Prof. Dr. Ilka Becker, HBK Braunschweig
February 4th, 2018, 3pm: Talk and exhibition tour with the participating artists