31.8.2018
30.12.2018

Photography to end all photography

PRESS RELEASE

Photography to end all Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY BIENNALE 2018 AT BRANDTS
31.8.2018 – 30.12.2018

The opening event takes place on 30 August 2018, 5 pm

A major international photography biennale is to be held for the second time at Brandts Museum of Art & Visual Culture in collaboration with Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen and Galleri Image in Aarhus.

The Photography Biennale 2018 focuses on manipulated photography. The participating Danish and international artists all create amazing photographs that are almost impossible to distinguish from reality. But on closer inspection, the photos reveal the most surprising details that make us unsure whether what we are seeing is reality or fabrication – just like a great many of the photos we are surrounded by on social media and other platforms.

The exhibition features works by: Lykke Andersen, DK, Thomas Bangsted, DK, Morten Barker, DK, Kelli Conell, USA, Keith Cottingham, USA, Filip Dujardin, FR, Jeannette Ehlers, DK, Peter Funch, DK, Niklas Goldbach, DE, Beate Gütschow, DE, Craig Kalpakjian, USA, Yang Yong Liang, CH, Gerhard Mantz, DE, Osamu James Nakagawa, USA, Robert Overweg, NL, Jesper Rasmussen, DK, Johan Rosenmunthe, DK, Eva Stenram, GB, Myne Søe-Pedersen, DK, Ryan Trecartin, USA, Ebbe Stubb Wittrup, DK

What does digitally manipulated photography look like in 2018? The photographic culture has always cultivated a conception of photography’s undefiled ability to provide an authentic representation of reality, despite the fact that it has always involved staged construction. In digitally manipulated photography, the editing tools of the computer play the leading role, and the image is created by sampling and processing image information without being trammelled by the reality the image pretends to represent. The direct relationship to the actual event in front of a camera – at the moment the image information was generated – is put aside. Where the classic photograph relates to a particular place at a particular moment, the manipulated photograph may piece together multiple spatialities and temporalities in one and the same image. It can take liberties that classic photography cannot.

Symposium
Friday 31 August 2018, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm, at DGI-Byen, Copenhagen

In connection with the exhibitions, the Photography Biennale is holding a symposium in Copenhagen with a number of major international names as keynote speakers:
Geofrey Batchen, David Bate and Cecilia Grönberg as well as several of the participating artists.

 

International online portfolio review
When this second Photography Biennale opens this autumn, photographers and professionals from all over the world will, for the first time, be able to participate in an international online portfolio review – a new collaboration with Portfolio Dialogue. A booking site will be launched in June 2018 at www.portfoliodialogue.com. Throughout September, the photographers participating in the Bienniale can book online reviews with a carefully selected team of reviewers.

For further information, please contact:
Curator Anna Krogh | +45 2753 7015 | anna.krogh@brandts.dk

The exhibition is supported by:

Nordea Fonden
Odense Municipality
The Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces
Brandts Erhverv

For further information, visit:

https://brandts.dk/ (press photos)
http://www.fotografiskcenter.dk/
http://www.galleriimage.dk/index.php/dk/

Kelli Connell, Lakeside, 2016

Courtesy the artist

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Thomas Bangsted, Sopnes, 2017

Courtesy the artist & Gallery Tom Christoffersen

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Keith Cunningham, Ice Cave Interior, 2006

Digitally Constructed 3D model. Courtesy the artist and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York

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Eva Stenram, Calvalcade 3, 2015

Courtesy the artist

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Jesper Rasmussen, Nordrhinwestfalen, 2017

Courtesy the artist & Galerie Møller Witt

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