Fotogalleriet Format -Handpicked (Amnesia), 2014

Installation view. Group exhibition based on the book:

 

”Handpicked – On Excursions in the Visual Archive”

 

Excerpt from the book:

 

”The different approaches to photographic archive materials in the exhibition ‘Handpicked – on excursions in the visual archive’ show that the past and the present interrelate two ways, and that it is possible to see photographic images as historical information from a wide range of angles. When these images are collected in an institutional archive they tell us not only about the ideas and roles carried by the institution itself but also broader discursive formations in society. This visualizes conventions and power structures that was, and still is, in force today. Nature, animals and geographical spaces and places are assigned identities and histories that we believe in and internalize by looking at photographic images. To the present day viewer the (historical) photographic archive serves as a prism to shed light on institutional practices, naturalized conventions, identity formations and subjective, private individual as well as collective stories.”

 

ISBN: 978-91-979822-2-1

 

Publisher: Förlaget 284

 

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Documentation: © Hendrik Zeitler