Past exhibition

Photography after Photography – Digital Photography

09.11.1996–05.01.1997

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Photography after Photography demonstrates the use of images in information society and stages photographic image strategies of the computer age around the topics Body, Space, Identity, Authenticity and Memory. Along these lines they bring together images from completely different photographic angles, posing fundamental questions: Is a picture that has been produced by computer and electronical technology radically different from one that has been formed by a lens and projected on film? Is the digital use of images forcing us to reconsider such fundamental concepts like realism or representation?

In Photography after Photography, photography meets digital media: it combines artistic streams and reflections of digital image culture within photography and adjoining media art in pictures, CD-ROMS, interactive installations, up to a World Wide Web-Site in the Internet.

With works by Aziz/Cucher, Lewis Baltz, Bookchin/Manovich, Michael Brodsky, Victor Burgin, Nancy Burson, Calum Colvin, Keith Cottingham, Michael Ensdorf, Valie Export, Fend/Chaikin, Alain Fleischer, Jochen Gerz, Doug Hall, Lynn Hershman, Huber/Pocock, Inez van Lamsweerde, George Legrady, Chip Lord, Andreas Müller-Pohle, Warren Neidich, Perkovic/Baltz, Barbara Probst, Miroslaw Rogala, Günther Selichar, Jeffrey Shaw, Holger Trülzsch, Alba d'Urbano, Gerald Van Der Kaap, Matthias Wähner.

The exhibition was curated by Hubertus von Amelunxen, Stefan Iglhaut and Florian Rötzer. Realisation in Winterthur: Urs Stahel. A collaboration with the Siemens Kulturprojekt, the Kunsthalle Krems, the Städtischen Galerie Erlangen, the Brandenburgischen Kunstsammlungen Cottbus, the Museet for Fotokunst Odense, the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.

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