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Currency: Photography Beyond Capture
Various Artists

Currency: Photography Beyond Capture Various Artists

Currency: Photography Beyond Capture Various ArtistsCurrency: Photography Beyond Capture
Various Artists
Triennale der Photographie Hamburg
English, German

Curated by Koyo Kouoh, Rasha Salti, Gabriella Beckhursy Feijoo and Oluremi C. Onabanjo.


88 pages
145 x 210 mm
ISBN Not Applicable


This is the programme for Currency: Photography Beyond Capture, the 2022 Triennnale der Photographie Hamburg. This shoe explored 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 approached 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 documentary 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.

About the Organisation
The Triennial of Photography Hamburg has taken place every three years since 1999 in cooperation with Hamburg’s major museums, exhibition houses, cultural institutions, galleries, and other organisers, and is an important photo event with international appeal throughout Germany. The Triennial highlights current trends in photography and brings together a large number of photo exhibitions under a common theme. The Triennial is accompanied by an international, interdisciplinary symposium in the run-up to the event and a festival lasting several days in the summer of 2022. Since 2014, the Triennial of Photography Hamburg has been organized by Deichtorhallen Hamburg GmbH.

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