Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art

Patrícia Reis, “Penetrating the Black Box,” 2013. © Patrícia Reis.
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June 26–September 15, 2013

Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art
Katharinenstrasse 23
D-26121 Oldenburg


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

More information is available at www.edith-russ-haus.de.

For inquiries, please contact:
Ingmar Laehnemann: T 0049 441 235 3194, ingmar.laehnemann@edith-russ-haus.de
Annette Boegl: T 0049 441 235 2905, presse@edith-russ-haus.de