The Kunsthaus Essen presents, in cooperation with the Folkwang University of Arts, an exhibition with four photographic perspectives that use and comprehend the medium photography, beyond its artistic and formal structure, as a medium of reflection. With their works, they reflect current social discourses and set of questions.
These include, in addition to the ongoing transformation of society through globalization and the change of historical conceptions through postcolonial debates, specifically the question of the role of the photographic image and its relation to the viewer. Regardless of looking at decaying hulks of abandoned European projects, globally circulating food systems, landscape photography or photographic exegesis of space – all of these elements are linked by the question, how photography is able to depict the complexity of reality, its oppositions and challenges as images that reflect the future, as well as the origin of the motif.
Artists: Javier Gastelum, Caroline Schlüter, Mercedes Wagner, Lidong Zhao
Opening: Sunday, 10th of November 2019 at 4 pm
Location: Kunsthaus Essen
Opening hours: Thu. to Sun., 3 pm to 6 pm
Duration of the exhibition: until the 15th of December 2019
Entrance fee: free entrance
© Caroline Schlüter: Kroatien