»Innereien / Innards«
Final Exhibition #25
Nili Raz Almog, Almut Benedix, Carsten Horn, Fabienne Huth, Tobias Klatt, Tobias Ortmann, Johanna Ribbe, Jo Ann Stuhr, Sophia Vogel, Michael Wick
With their final exhibition, “Innards”, this semester’s graduates demonstrate photography’s ability to deeply engage with our inner worlds while always staying – if only seemingly – on the surface.
The title itself has little to do with offal, the ingredients of strongflavored favorite dishes, or other more or less palatable allusions. Rather, and not without a playful wink, it refers to the conscientious confrontation with one’s own self – one’s inner world, development, and biography – that is at work in most of the series in this exhibition. This “inward work” which resonates in various forms in most of what we do and express is indeed gut-wrenching, necessarily probing, and occasionally gloomy and isolating. It won’t let go, it wants to get to the roots, seeks to leave things behind and sometimes leads to forget.
The exhibits present different possibilities of self-reflection which – and this time not unlike our inner organs – ultimately keeps us alive.