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In Abwesenheit
Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf
03.03.2024 – 08.09.2024

The Philara Collection is pleased to present In Abwesenheit, a curated exhibition of photography. The works shown span a period of almost a century, starting from the beginnings of surrealist photography in the 1920s, moving forward by way of the black and white photographs of the 1960s and 1970s through to contemporary iterations of digital and analog photography. The works shown are united in their intensive engagement with questions of absence, voids, and lack. They pose a diverse range of questions, interrogating the physical qualities of photography and its technical requirements, as well as broader aspects such as speculative fiction, belonging, nostalgia, and ambiguity.

Thomas Grünfeld, Margaret, 2017 (Photo: Paul Schöpfer, 2017)
Gregor Hildebrandt, Ein Lied von Wiederkehr (I.Caven), 2012 (Photo: Roman März)