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Objects Recognized in Flashes

Michele Abeles, Annette Kelm, Josephine Pryde, Eileen Quinlan

16 Nov 2019 - 06 Sep 2020

© Eileen Quinlan
Aftermath, 2017
Gelatin silver print, gold tinted
50,8 × 63,5 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Campoli Presti, London/Paris
OBJECTS RECOGNIZED IN FLASHES
Michele Abeles, Annette Kelm, Josephine Pryde, Eileen Quinlan
16 November 2019 - 6 September 2020

Curated by Matthias Michalka

Objects Recognized in Flashes is the title of a group exhibition focusing on surfaces of photographs, products, and bodies. The exhibition was developed by the curator in consultation with the artists Michele Abeles, Annette Kelm, Josephine Pryde, and Eileen Quinlan. It asks how our largely mediatized society deals with and relates analogue and digital images. How are relations between material and immateriality, body, screen and photographic surface constituted? In our contemporary consumer culture, products and questions of commodity aesthetics are becoming more and more significant. This is not without consequences for our use of photographic images. Ubiquitous advertising, marketing, and product presentation create imaginary visual standards that have now become a firm fixture of our self representations in photos on social media platforms. The works by the four artists in the exhibition respond both in respect to each other, and to this changing context.