A curated international photography exhibition
March 9 – April 1, 2023 newsletter
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While photographs are valued for their depictive potential and representative content, the non-depictive, non-representational aspects of photographic works are also strongly related to their aesthetic significance. In this spirit, art photography has always aimed for the unity of form and content. Abstract photography has gone even further, celebrating abstract compositions for their own sake, without the need for appreciating or even recognising depictive content in the images. Turning a photograph upside down tends to strip it from its representative function, because the depicted scene and objects are difficult if not impossible to recognise when the image is turned to its side or upside down. However, the formal, compositional aspects of photographs become more pronounced that way, as our attention is steered away from scene and object recognition. In our Upside down exhibition, we would like to show photographs that are indeed turned upside down. Any photograph is eligible if the artist is willing to show it in this unusual way. Abstract photographs might be considered to be the most suitable candidates for this experimental exhibiting method, but there are many depictive works as well whose compositional qualities might also be appreciated in novel ways when turning them upside down, thus liberating us from studying and concentrating on their representational content. Landscapes, bodyscapes, symmetrical compositions, or even architectural and street photography may be good candidates for turning images upside down, but images in other photographic genres may also be considered for this exhibition.
Todd Dieringer: Bridge Reflecting in Canal
Eva Brunner: Hotel RAW
Tom Laurence: Pattern Language
Karen Safer: Sunlight in Café
Marea Atkinson (B.Adelaide, Australia), Noémi B.Tier (Budapest, Hungary), Paola Francesca Barone (Napoli, Italy), Robin Bell (New York, NY, USA), Robert Brook (Shrewsbury, UK), Eva Brunner (Berlin, Germany), Dagmara Bugaj (Łódź, Poland), Marlena Cechmistrz-Milczarek (Warsaw, Poland), Hsien-Chih Chuang (Taiwan), Sophia Elizabeth (Kingston, Australia), Konrad Cox (Southampton, UK), Maks Dannecker (Berlin, Germany), Paul Delpani (Vienna, Austria), Todd Dieringer (Akron, OH, USA), Suzette Dushi (New York, NY, USA), Laurie Toby Edison (San Francisco, CA, USA), Sari Fried-Fiori (Katy, TX, USA), László Gálos (Capelle aan den Ijssel, Netherlands), Maureen Haldeman (Malibu, CA, USA), Leena Holmström (Finland, Oulu), Gary Justis (Bloomington, IL, USA), Amanda Large (Toronto, Canada), Tom Laurence (Urbana, IL, USA), Iveta Lazdina (Sigulda, Latvia), Vincent Leandro (Talent, OR, USA), Mary C Legg (Prague, Czechia), Gavin Libotte (Sydney, Australia), Richard Luxton (Bristol, UK), Ileana Montaño (Mexico City, Mexico), Joseph O’Neill (New York, NY, USA), Juergen Pawlik (Woerthsee, Germany), Michael G. Prais (Geneva, IL, USA), Katalin Pusztaszeri (Budapest, Hungary), Jason Ray (Jackson, MS, USA), Jane Ross (London, UK), Karen Safer (Playa del Rey, CA, USA), Szilárd Schlauszky (Székesfehérvár, Hungary), Dina Sirat (Netanya, Israel), Igal Stulbach (Bat Yam, Israel), Allan Syphers (Gwynedd Valley, PA, USA), Kicca Tommasi (Rome, Italy), Ilya Trofimenko (Dresden, Germany), Eszter Varga (Kecel, Hungary), Eiji Yamamoto (Saarbruecken, Germany), Iana Zholud (Kyiv, Ukraine)
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