Biennale for Contemporary Photography: The Lives and Loves of Images l When Images Collide
This spring, the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum is again one of the exhibition venues of the Biennale for Contemporary Photography, one of Germany’s largest curated events in the field of photography. Gathered together under a thematically overriding exhibition concept titled “The Lives and Loves of Images”, the show runs from 29 February to 26 April 2020 at six institutions in Ludwigshafen, Mannheim and Heidelberg. It features contemporary and historical works by around seventy international artists and photographers. In the six Biennale exhibitions, the British curator of the Biennale, David Campany, traces the independent existence of photographic images. In the process, he explores how artists deal with their predecessors and how iconic photographs are regularly redefined as common cultural property.
“When Images Collide” in the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum comprises a series of current works of art that occupy themselves with the combination of images. The focus of the show is placed on the juxtaposition of two pictures and thus the basic building block of any kind of form of image montage and processing. Proceeding from this objective, the exhibition unfolds in several directions, including complex analogue and digital collages, the employment of stills in film and video as well as digital rendering and installation. Especially in the monitor and internet age, we often experience images as if montages or collages, namely fragmentary, multidirectional and displaced. Connections that point to possible meanings but also sidetrack from assertions and determinations.
The exhibition in the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum includes works by Jean-Marc Caimi & Valentina Piccinni, Jeff Cowen, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Aaron Hegert, Sohrab Hura, David Jiménez, Christoph Klauke, Kensuke Koike, Peter Puklus, Timm Rautert, Anastasia Samoylova, Martina Sauter, Eva Stenram, John Stezaker and Batia Suter.
Patronage: Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters
Curator: David Campany
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