Opening on Friday, 7 June 2019, 18:00–22:00
In the space between object and desire, the photographic gaze occupies a unique position: it satisfies many of our yearnings and fantasies as much as it fuels them. Might the increased circulation and consumption of images of today’s visual culture be driven by an impulse that is of a pornographic nature? From obsessive binge-watching to food porn or unboxing videos in which products are carefully unpacked in front of the camera, screen-based phenomena from the realms of digital desire and fetish test the boundaries of intimacy, perversion, compulsion and drive. SITUATIONS/Porn takes a look at such artistic and cultural manifestations to investigate the dynamics between gaze and desire against the backdrop of the networked image.
With works by Anna Ehrenstein, Andy Kassier, Andy King, Adrian Sauer, Jean-Vincent Simonet and others.
SITUATIONS/Porn is devised together with the exhibition Schaulust (22.09.–24.11.2019) in collaboration with Photoforum Pasquart.