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26 June 2013, 14:00 - 15 September 2013, 18:00
Opening: 25 June 2013, 19:00
Presstalk: 24 June 2013, 11:00

                 Penetrating the black box © Patricia J. Reis, 2013


This exhibition presents a selection of international artistic stances from the seventies to the present that in principle work with the possibilities presented by photographic information. Yet they unveil expanded dimensions that differ from conventional photographic depiction and thus set foot in the programming inside the “black box”—the camera.

Contemporary art is marked by an increasingly media-related hybridization of various artistic concepts and complex visual languages. This reciprocal influence incisively penetrates the traditional concept of photographic representation, which due to digital image technology has radically released itself from the constraint of depicting reality.

The artists selected for this exhibition at the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art present striking works that examine the progressively paradigm-setting role photography has assumed in the overall system of visual art since the development of digital media and technologies.

Curator: Dr. Claudia Giannetti

Participating Artists:
Heiner Blum, Maisie Broadhead & Jack Cole, Carlos Fadon Vicente, Franz John, Edmund Kuppel, Andreas Müller-Pohle, Sergio Prego, Patrícia Reis & Vasco Bila, Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud

A short exhibition overview and a documentary with interviews can be found on our YouTube-channel:

Funded by

Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Katharinenstraße 23, D-26121 Oldenburg, Tel.: +49(0)441/235-3208, Fax.: +49(0)441/235-2161
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Friday 14:00 -18:00, Saturday - Sunday 11:00 - 18:00, Monday closed
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Stadt Oldenburg