L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht presents:
"LDPE -Lowdensitypolyethylene II"
November 14, 2008 to January 17th, 2009
You and your friends are cordially invited to the opening on Friday,
November 14th, from 7 p.m.
The artist will be present.
"In his contribution to this volume, Steven Jacobs argues that the rapid evolution of the metropolis has spurred a shift in the interest of artists; first of all by moving the objective from the use of public space, typical of Street Photography, to the structure of the city itself. Photographers are not interested in the swarming inhabitants of cities or their obsessions, but simply the signs they leave on the context, unequivocal traces of those same ob sessions and habits. These photos are generally emptied of all human presence; at most, people make chance appearances in them or form an indistinct mass, their faces are never seen distinctly. The photographers' interests are primarily orientated towards the new developments in cities, the new conurbations, the business centers or infrastructures seen as intriguing urban sculptures. But in contrast with the 1970s, when artists like Ed Ruscha, Lewis Baltz and Dan Graham saw the outer city in terms of condemnation, now photographers accept its characteristics and perceive its aesthetic qualities.(6) These photographers, whom we could call 'Post-Doc(umentary) Photographers', are interested not so much in elucidating reality or protesting the direction it is now taking, as in creating visions in their imagery capable of embodying new aesthetic parameters or undermining earlier ones. At bottom, unlike the artists of the 1970s known for their participation in the New Topographics (7) exhibition, the Post-Doc Photographers feel a strong aesthetic attraction to new developments in the metropolis. Their work forms and disseminates a new aesthetic sensibility and a new ability to understand these spaces." (Text from Emilano Gadolfi's (c) book "Spectacular City - Photographie of the Future"
Julian Faulhaber is just showing at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Please check:
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