The Photomediations exhibition takes off from recent developments around the technology of photography and around different ways of theorising photography as a diverse practice that not only changes ‘everything’ but that also itself undergoes constant change. Responding to the inadequacy of the rigid formulations and categories through which photography has been perceived and approached, it proposes instead that it may be time to transform radically, rather than just expand, the very notion of photography.
Featuring the work of nineteen artists from across the globe who, through their imagination and creativity, took up our open call-to-action, to liberate the image in the twenty-first century, Photomediations exhibition offers a richer and more potent conceptual alternative. Its aim is to capture the dynamism of the photographic medium today, as well as its kinship with other media – and also, with us as media.
The exhibition also exemplifies the open and hybrid publishing model established through the Europeana Space Open & Hybrid Publishing pilot. The Photomediations project is simultaneously versioned as an Open Book, which offers an online remediation of the coffee table volume; a Reader, containing texts for intellectual stimulation; an online Educational Space, providing an open and accessible place to learn;
a pack of Creative Jam Cards, where play is an instrumental tool to enable the creative production of new works and, finally, as both a online and physical exhibition launched in November 2016 at Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.
The Photomediations team would like to thank our guest curators: Katrina Sluis, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK Karen Newman, Birmingham Open Media, Birmingham, UK Pippa Milne, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
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