Launch of «SITUATIONS/Placeholder»

Friday, 07.04.2017, 18:00-21:00

Launch of the new SITUATIONS cluster Placeholder, including the two live performances Don’t Wind It up, Turn It on by Marge Monko and Spring Diary by LaTurbo Avedon from 7 p.m.

SITUATIONS/Placeholder (#68 to #79) looks at photography as a placeholder. Rather than standing for an ‘objective reality’, photographs are objects of information and exchange, entangled in circulatory processes, cultural semantics and social structures that determine their understanding. From sets of stereotypes used in advertising and stock photography to placeholder images in photo manipulation software or text-based environments, the cluster highlights strategies of repetition, abstraction and reduction that push photography to its utmost boundaries.

Including works by John Michael Boling/Oneohtrix Point Never, Sarah Charlesworth, Anne Collier, Constant Dullaart, Robert Heinecken, Anne de Vries, Alan Warburton and others.