Exhibition

Laia Abril – On Abortion

Laia Abril – On Abortion

Today, safe and efficient means of abortion exist, yet 47,000 women die due to botched abortions, every year. Laia Abril’s project On Abortion documents and conceptualizes these dangers and damages caused by women’s lack of legal, safe and free access to abortion. As she weaves her net of questions around ethics and morality, Abril also creates a series of meditative visual and textual manifestations of the social triggers, stigmas, and taboos around abortion that have remained invisible until now.

Chapter 3 – The Control of Images

Chapter 3 – The Control of Images

For this third edition, we are dealing with the topic of control and surveillance, as well as with the critical observation of problematic social processes. In so doing, we are taking a critical look at to how great an extent we are monitored by surveillance cameras, via Internet, Google, etc. as we go about our day-to-day lives. Socially engaged photography can also make processes visible that significantly affect our social, economic and ecological actions, exposing injustices, mismanagement and secret machinations.

Viktoria Binschtok

Viktoria Binschtok

What do images communicate without any indication of the source, location, or the motivation behind what has been captured in them? Viktoria Binschtok achieves just such a situation, confronting us with a wild mix of decontextualized components that construct a reality all its own immanent to the image and leaving the rest to our cognitive abilities. Sometimes loudly, sometimes quietly, these visual clusters demonstrate their uncanny affinity based on the calculations of a machine and the incalculability of an artistic gesture.

Jakob August Lorent: Calotypes 1853-1861

Jakob August Lorent: Calotypes 1853-1861

Dr. Jakob August Lorent (Charleston, SC, USA 1813-1884 Merano) was one of the earliest travel and architecture photographers. He was one of the first ever to travel with a camera to many Mediterranean countries. Lorent took his journeys in a time when even just getting around and finding accommodation in these countries was an adventure, making it all the more significant that he also brought highly interesting photographs home from these arduous journeys.

Amira Fritz

Amira Fritz

Observe with a Soft Voice – Philosopher Gaston Bachelard once called himself a „dreamer of words, a dreamer of written words.“ Amira Fritz, on the contrary, is a dreamer of images, floating atmospheres, harmonic landscapes, gentle flowers, faces and people who investigate the observer as if they emerged from an unreachable, enchanted otherworld. Her photographs (just like Bachelard’s words) detach themselves from the heavy burden that binds them to time and reality and instead open up to the dream, to emotions, to a poetic geography where travelling is the ability of encountering without revealing.

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