CURRENCY: PHOTOGRAPHY BEYOND CAPTURE
8th TRIENNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY HAMBURG 2022
20 May – 18 September 2022
Currency: Photography Beyond Capture explores artistic engagements with photography in the “retinal age,” where images not only act as records and imprints but fundamentally shape acts of seeing and being seen. The exhibition approaches photographs as contextual frames for narrative invention rather than as documents of binding truth or essence. Currency considers how knowledge is sought and reimagined through conceptual approaches to the photographic medium.
The exhibition weaves modes of experimental capture, appearance, multisensory evocation, archival and documentative practice. Staging works by visual artists and photographers, several motifs will structure Currency: the deconstruction and juxtaposition of visual canons; portrayals of community and social relations from within; countermapping in the Anthropocene across landscapes of extractive capitalism and military occupation; tenderness and the currency of intimacy beyond the conventions of portraiture; and poetic explorations into the alchemical processes of photography.
Artists include Akinbode Akinbiyi, Claudia Andujar, Ziad Antar, Vartan Avakian, Edson Chagas, rana elnemr, Oroma Elewa, Anne-Marie Filaire, Ragnar Axelsson, Lyle Ashton Harris, Leslie Hewitt, Alfredo Jaar, Lebohang Kganye, Clifford Prince King, Osamu James Nakagawa, Guevara Namer, Marilyn Nance, Mame-Diarra Niang, Otobong Nkanga, Elle Pérez, Jo Ractliffe, Ashfika Rahman, Cecilia Reynoso, RaMell Ross, Fazal Sheikh, Alexey Vasilyev, Carrie Yamaoka, Raed Yassin, Paul Yeung
Curated by Koyo Kouoh, Rasha Salti, Gabriella Beckhurst Feijoo und Oluremi C. Onabanjo
Bus 112 or U1 to station Steinstraße. From there on it will take you only about 2 minutes on foot to the Deichtorhallen.
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