Friday, 9 December 2011
I am very excited to announce that 5 works from the series "The Photograph as Contemporary Art" are part of the Photo50 exhibition at the London Art Fair in January 2012, other contributing artists include Michael Wolf, Esther Teichmann, Joy Gregory to name a few . The show is curated by Sue Steward and is called "The New Alchemists: Contemporary Photographers Transcending the Print." Below is the text for the exhibition.
"This year, Photo50 opens up a spectrum of contemporary photography from the analogue to the digital. This selection of work by twelve photographers focuses on different ways of representing an image and it reveals the broad range of processes involved in image-making. I label them ‘alchemists’ because the term resonates with the ancient practitioners of photography, the experimenters with chemicals and paper, the pioneers of ‘writing with light’ which is what photo-graphy literally means.
Many images in this exhibition were produced through analogue processes and reveal surprising similarities with their digital counterparts; many mingle the two. There is also the changing assumption that the photographic print is the finished object, the ultimate goal of production. But it is no longer necessarily the end-point; the printed paper is enduring the transformation, partially destroyed or decorated, re-built to take on a new dimension – and becoming an original art work in its own right.
The works in Photo50 highlight the richness and diversity of photography today. It’s almost impossible now to define ‘photography’ because of its porous nature and its convergence with painting film and craft, demonstrated in this exhibition. It is a vast art form - and London is a hub for these significant, beautiful, seismic changes."
Read more here: http://www.londonartfair.co.uk/page.cfm/Link=58/t=m/goSection=15
Posted by Melinda Gibson on Friday, December 09, 2011
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