165 x 235 mm
This publication offers a spectrum of views on how the myriad forms of exhibiting photographies can increase our understanding of how images operate today, as well as what they do to us when we interact with them. In the Digital Age, “photography” is best described with adjectives connoting a medium in constant flux: liquid, fluid, flexible, unstable. As such, there is no primary format for displaying photographs. However, with all of the medium’s formats, modes, and approaches, it is important to question how we see photographic images—and to ask why, by whom, and for what purposes the images were produced in the first place. By drawing upon the diverse perspectives of a group of curators, scholars, photographers, and artists based in the field of contemporary photography, this volume aims to provide a foundation for a wider discourse about exhibiting photographies in the twenty-first century.
With essays from: Gigi Argyropoulou, Taco Hidde Bakker, Nicoló Degiorgis, Doris Gassert, Marko Karo, Kim Knoppers, Suvi Lehtinen, Tanvi Mishra, Niclas Östlind, Krzysztof Pijarski, Karolina Puchała-Rojek, Tuomo Rainio, Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, Iris Sikking, Anna Tellgren, Lars Willumeit. And conversations with: Ahmed Alalousi, Lisa Barnard, Natasha Caruana, Mark Curran, Robert Knoth, Bettina Leidl, Marina Paulenka, Rune Peitersen, Susan Schuppli, Jules Spinatsch, Penelope Umbrico, Anni Wallenius.
About the Editors
Professor of Exhibition Studies and Spatiality/Praxis-studies Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger has worked as a curator, author, researcher and teacher both in Finland and abroad; since 2009, she has held the post of Chief Curator at The Finnish Museum of Photography. She has extensive experience in exhibition projects, curating practices and the international exhibition scene of the contemporary arts. Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger is interested in art practices and display in both physical and digital environments. She holds a PhDin Art History from the University of Helsinki.
Iris Sikking is an independent curator based in Amsterdam, educated as a film editor and a photo historian. As a curator, lecturer and writer, she positions herself in the overlapping field of photography, film and digital art. Since 2005 she has developed projects in close collaboration with photographers and visual artists, conceived thematic exhibitions, and published photo books and online projects.