Photography as Contemporary Art
Exhibition Hall of the Center for Urban History
The meaning of photographs as documents or evidence of "what actually happened" has been criticized multiple times. The perception of photographs evolved from the preliminary modelled and attractive images with the arguable authenticity to the search for new forms and senses. Further, photographers tried to build their methods and approaches to interact with the camera.
It was taking place in the second half of the 20th century, in the so-called period of "democratization of photography" when photography was gaining momentum and becoming more accessible. New reinterpretation helped photographs communicate with artistic or performative practices on par. It is especially evident when we contrast with the practices of the first half of the 20th century, when photography was often used in art only as a sketch.
Welcome to participate in the next theoretical workshop where we shall reflect on the topic of perceiving photography and its role in contemporary art. To participate, you need to read excerpts from the book by Charlotte Cotton "The Photography as Contemporary Art", so that we could discuss them with the workshop participants. That is why we shall send to the registered participants the book chapters in advance.
Workshop format – facilitated discussion engaging a curator team for the exhibition-as-research of a photoarchive by Vil Furgalo "processing" – Bohdan Shumylovych, Oleksandr Makhanets, Viktoria Panas.
The workshop is taking place within a public program for the exhibition-as-research on the photoarchive by Vil Furgalo "processing". For more information, please, contact Victoria Panas, member of curator team for the "processing" exhibition, a public history program coordinator at the Center (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cover image: photo by Vil Furgalo // Urban Media Archive of the Center for Urban History