"'Why Exhibit? Positions on Exhibiting Photographies' offers a spectrum of views on how the myriad ways in which photographs are exhibited can enhance our understanding of how images function today and what they do to us when we interact with them. In the digital age, photography is best described by adjectives that represent a medium in constant flux: fluid, flexible, unstable. As a result, there is no primary format for viewing photographs. Yet for all the medium's formats, modes, and approaches, it is important to question how we see photographic images-and to ask why, by whom, and for what purposes the images were made in the first place.
This image and text volume, 'Why Exhibit? Positions on Exhibiting Photographies', draws on the diverse perspectives of a group of curators, scholars, photographers and artists working in the field of contemporary photography and aims to provide a basis for a broader discourse on the exhibition of photographs in the 21st century.
Gigi Argyropoulou, Taco Hidde Bakker, Nicoló Degiorgis, Doris Gassert, Marko Karo, Kim Knoppers, Suvi Lehtinen, Tanvi Mishra, Niclas Östlind, Krzysztof Pijarski, Karolina Puchała-Rojek, Tuomo Rainio, Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, Iris Sikking, Anna Tellgren, Lars Willumeit, as well as.
Ahmed Alalousi, Lisa Barnard, Natasha Caruana, Mark Curran, Robert Knoth, Bettina Leidl, Marina Paulenka, Rune Peitersen, Susan Schuppli, Jules Spinatsch, Penelope Umbrico, Anni Wallenius." (free translation of the publisher's text, © fw: books, 2018)
- Book design
- Hans GREMMEN
- Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 17 x 23 x 3 cm., 368 pp., text language: English