The Photographic – Part I

The Photographic – Part I

Date(s): Oct 7, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018
Location: Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Jan Hoetplein 1 9000 Ghent, Belgium

In our society, photographic images do not function solely as ornamentation. They also form part of the structure. At the same time, photography can act as an artistic free state for contemporary communication, where such contrary tactics as slowness and shifting operate. The photographic makes its appearance there as an experimental element in which the analogue and the digital, and the real and the virtual, meet. The Photographic is an exhibition in two parts spread over two years and is intended to situate photography in the field of contemporary art at a time when, although the medium is ubiquitous, it is seen as something historical in relation to the new media.

An in-depth programme for the public will be developed in association with the Thinking Tools research group (KASK Antwerp). A catalogue of the exhibition will also be published.

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