Exhibition

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»A Process«

Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Maximilianstr. 48, 86150 Augsburg
Opening: March 28th, 2014
Closing: May 16th, 2014
On view from March 28th – May 18th
Open: Monday – Friday / 12 – 6 pm (Check for special announcements, events and opening hours)
Presence of editorial staff
Curated and edited by DER GREIF

Concept

Over a two-month time frame the editors of DER GREIF transfer their different steps of artistic work – curation, de- and re-contextualization of submitted works – into real space. «A Process» questions photography in its digital form as distinct medium, its handling with the use of the Internet as well as photography’s haptic stimuli and common perception of authorship. Based on DER GREIF’s concept, the process will also be influenced and accompanied by short literary approaches. »A Process« is using the World Wide Web’s participatory structure to connect participants, visitors and editors across national boundaries – made possible due to an online transmission of the entire exhibition.

After an open call for entries Simon Karlstetter and Leon Kirchlechner have selected 279 photographs from 279 photographers from 33 countries. These works constitute the basis for the entire exhibition.

Course of events

First part

The exhibition opens with a grid hanging of all 279 (31 horizontal / 9 vertical) pre-selected photographs. The photographs are printed fitting a 13x13cm grid (respecting individual aspect ratios) and cover an entire wall in the gallery.

After the exhibition’s opening a further selection process takes place and pictures are moved from the wall to tables. Possible re-groupings and combinations are found, including the integration of selected literary pieces as trigger, commentary and expansion. These combinations are visible both in the gallery and on the exhibition’s online-timeline. As a result the wall grid diminishes constantly whereas the previously empty tables get filled. The tables are the evidence of the finding and re-contextualization process as identical pictures and texts are set into different combinations.

Once final combinations have been defined, the pictures are moved again – this time from the tables back onto the wall. Initially only as projections via LCD projectors in order to test the combinations with different picture sizes.

After having tested the combinations the photographs get printed with on-site printers on paper and hung without frames. During the entire Process the gallery stayes open for visitors since the artists’ interaction with the public plays a fundamental role in the exhibition.

The whole process of selection is accompanied by text and audio pieces of invited poets who were asked to select and/or compose texts for the newly created picture combinations. The image- and text-combinations were presented in a reading. This part is curated by Andreas Bülhoff.

Second part

An exhibition book is producede – demonstrating the different intermediate results and outcomes of the exhibition, paying particular attention to the various combinations of photographs.

Theoretical coverage

Throughout the entire exhibition, several authors share their thoughts on project-related topics on the blog, such as photography, authorship, digital vs. analog and much more. But they perfectly know how to write, so it’s not too much of a good idea trying to describe everything. You get to know more about the authors following this link.

Technical Information

On-site-printer
EPSON Stylus 3880

Small-grid-prints
Size: 13×13 cm
Paper: FUJIFILM Crystal Archive DPII Digital Professional Paper

Wall-prints
Size: to be defined
Paper: TECCO PHOTO PPG250 Pearl-Gloss Super