Currency: Photography Beyond Capture

Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen
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© Osamu James Nakagawa

Currency: Photography Beyond Capture explores 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 approaches 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 documentative 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.

Curated by Koyo Kouoh, Rasha Salti, Gabriella Beckhurst Feijoo und Oluremi C. Onabanjo

Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen
May 20, 2022
September 18, 2022
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