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Photographic Exhibition Curation

Photography Gallery
Pah Homestead
TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
Auckland
New Zealand
November 2012 - January 2013

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EXHIBITING ARTISTS :

Andrew Kennedy
Jae Hoon Lee
Jennifer Mason
Peter Madden
Steve Rood
Vito Trupinic

 

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This exhibition brings together photographic works by six practitioners who explore the photographic realm seeking new definitions of the medium.

 

Photography has always existed as a prolific language of traditions, practices and references.
As a combination of optics (camera obscura) and chemical processes create the ability to record the image;
the photograph is an hybrid object located in a fluid dialogue between the realms of photographic and other media.

 

What possible forms could exist for the future of the photographic medium? A medium who’s very nature is to hold onto pasts. Andreas Gursky has been quoted as saying that “since the photographic medium has been digitised, a fixed definition of the term “photography” has become impossible.”

 

These works explore relationships between concepts and media, all related to, but not limited to; the photographic.
In doing so, questions are posed about the photographic, not attempting to determine definitions, but to broaden them.

 

“... photography as a separate entity might well be on the verge of disappearing forever, even as the photographic as a rich vocabulary of conventions and references lives on in ever-expanding splendor. In short, it appears we have already entered a “post-photography,” that moment after but not yet beyond photography.”
(Geoffrey Batchen, Each Wild Idea, 2000)


 

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