Jan Bünnig, Ekaterina Burlyga, Torben Geeck, Bastian Gehbauer, Göran Gnaudschun, Caitlin Levin & Henry Hargreaves, Carina Linge, Michael Pohl, Ria Patricia Röder, Maria Sturm & Cemre Yesil, Anna Tea, Yana Wernicke
Opening: Friday, October 7, 2016, 19h
Exhibition: October 8, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Curated by Katharina Schilling & Benny Golm
Curator’s Tour (held in German): Saturday, October 22, 2016, 16h
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11-18h
Wheelchair accessible: No
The exhibition presents a selection of contemporary still life photographs whose spectrum ranges from artfully arranged images of flowers and food to the meaningfully orchestrated image of a darkroom detail. The desire to convey symbolic, philosophical, religious and socially relevant content using still lifes is not new. Since the discovery of the first still lifes in Greek antiquity and their advancement to an independent art form during the baroque period, artists have been exploring the form for centuries in an ongoing preoccupation with representing objects and dead animals. The methods artists have used to represent transitoriness, life, death and beauty have changed over time, as have the objects themselves. New contemporary vanitas symbols have entered the canon of allegorical visual language. As the exhibition title suggests, these can only carry meaning for certain societies or (sub)cultures.
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Part of the EMOP Berlin 2016 – European Month of Photography Berlin 2016. Discover more Festival highlights on PiB under the tag #EMOP Berlin 2016!
Teil des EMOP Berlin 2016 – Europäischer Monat der Fotografie Berlin 2016. Entdecke weitere Festival-Highlights auf FiB unter dem Tag #EMOP Berlin 2016!