Group Exhibition – MANIPULATING REALITY. How Images Redefine the World
(25 September 2009 – 17 January 2010)
Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
A project by CCCS. Scientific Committee:
Martino Marangoni, Franziska Nori, Brett Rogers, Luminita Sabau
Thursday September 24th 2009 at 7 pm Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina
Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza Strozzi, Firenze
Olivo Barbieri, Sonja Braas, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Gregory Crewdson, Thomas Demand, Elena Dorfman, Christiane Feser, Andreas Gefeller, Andreas Gursky, Beate Gütschow, Osang Gwon, Tatjana Hallbaum, Ilkka Halso, Robin Hewlett & Ben Kinsley, Rosemary Laing, Aernout Mik, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Sarah Pickering, Moira Ricci, Cindy Sherman, Cody Trepte, Paolo Ventura, Melanie WioraThe CCCS’ new exhibition explores the theme of the manipulation and reconstruction of reality through photographic images and videos, in the work of 23 international contemporary artists.Photography and video art have always been based on the conflict between recording reality and, at the same time, becoming themselves a falsification of that reality, a viewpoint that builds a particular image of the world. Today, with the spreading popularity of easy-to-use digital technology, that ambiguity has if anything increased, pushing the conflict between appearance and reality to its outer edges.The material on display in this exhibition, entitled Manipulating Reality, is the work of photographers and video-artists who have developed the potential of these new techniques or who reject post-production procedures, sharing the common aim of playing both with the medium’s possibilities and with the viewer’s expectations, thus creating totally original visions of the world.
Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 8 pm / free Thursday 6 pm – 11 pm / Monday closedA full colour catalogue has been produced to accompany the exhibtion.
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Supported by: Regione Toscana, Provincia di Firenze, Comune di Firenze, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato e Agricoltura di Firenze, Associazione Partners Palazzo Strozzi and Moleskine