Video: Jessica Wolfelsperger
Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland
The Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin
Extended Hours 4-6 July
Curated by Seda Yildiz, the exhibition will explore and question how imagery is produced, operated and consumed today. Through digital environments and extensive use of the internet, the photographic medium and its definition has gone through a fundamental change in the 21st century; and relatedly parameters of artistic production and its reception has changed. In response to such transitory state, this exhibition is an attempt to examine photography, focusing on its materiality and the process behind: poetics and politics of image making.
New works by four international artists who experiment with various forms of production and display methods will be featured.
Cihad Caner (TR) will examine distribution of images and visual representation of the “other” created by mainstream media.
Dries Lips (BEL) will explore image production, playing with slippery ambiguity between the digital and analogue, technology and craftsmanship.
Róisín White (IE) will investigate post-folklore through circulation of images.
Jessica Wolfelsperger (CH) will revisit image consumption in digital environments and homogenisation of pictures on social media.
Foregrounding process over object, this exhibition aims to provide a multi-sensory experience to its visitors in a less formalised setting, and to become a thinking and an assembly space. During the opening weekend, a lecture performance, workshop, artist walk-through, and a roundtable discussion on image-making and the challenge of exhibiting photography in transitional times will be hosted, gathering viewpoints from different fields.
PARALLEL is a platform that brings together creative European organisations committed to promoting cross-cultural exchanges and mentorships in order to set new standards in contemporary photography. Members include museums, galleries, cultural centres, festivals, art schools and publishers – 18 vibrant European cultural hubs, from 16 countries, that will participate in selecting and hosting emerging artists and curators, organising exhibitions and promoting artistic networking. The large and diverse nature of this network ensures a wide geographical spread and a fertile ground for fostering new dialogues, sparking fresh ideas and helping to boost creativity.