Ghostbusters (or how to stress photography)

William Basinski (USA), Bruno Di Lecce (IT), Jacob Jessen (DK), Christoph Keller (DE), Marie Kølbæk Iversen (DK), Roberto Pugliese (IT), Fiete Stolte (DE).

Curated by Eleonora Farina

2.5.2013 - 26.5.2013

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Opening: Wednesday, May 1, 5-8 pm.
Re-enactment of Dennis Oppenheim’s Reading Position for Second Degree Burn

Toves Salon - Charlottenborg Temporary Exhibition Space
 
 
Jacob of Toves Salon and I met last year in Rome. In a blink of an eye we agreed that today the photographic proces would be the only opening future perspectives in a time of artistic stalemate.

Ghostbusters (or how to stress photography) is an exhibition on photography without photography. Or perhaps and more correct, with photographic pieces in it.

Seven international artists reflect on the photographic procedure and methodology through old and new productions realized for Toves Salon – Charlottenborg Temporary Exhibition Space. Seven different statements about photographic signs as signifying elements, about mapping and tracking an environment, about transfer and translation from one medium to another, about the constitutive ingredients of photography: light and matter (phôs – light, graphè – writing), about the role of the author in the photographic process.

Together with these positions, the show Ghostbusters (or how to stress photography) also presents two “ghost” historical references of Dennis Oppenheim and Gordon Matta-Clark. Throughout the show, and thanks to the subjective perspective of photography, the viewer is invited to create his or hers subjective new times and new spaces.

Because, when liberated from its medium, photography was never more alive than today.

Eleonora Farina

 

The show is supported by The Danish Arts Council and Københavns Kommunes Billedkunstråd

Roberto Pugliese wants to thank Monacor International

Statens KunstrådKøbenhavns Kommunes Billedkunstudvalg

 

Shelf for pressreleases. The Object to be destroyed bio on the work of Gordon Matta-Clark by Pamela Lee made out the curatorial backdrop for the show.

Shelf for pressreleases. The Object to be destroyed bio on the work of Gordon Matta-Clark by Pamela Lee made out the curatorial backdrop for the show.

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Christoph Keller Tour Solaire 2007 Round projection, 10 min. 70 cm

Christoph Keller
Tour Solaire
2007
Round projection, 10 min.
70 cm

Marie Kølbæk Iversen Untitled (y = (((black MDF) + (beige MDF)) · x2) · (white cube) · x3)) 2013  2 boards of MDF, one black, one beige, light and space dimensions variable

Marie Kølbæk Iversen
Untitled (y = (((black MDF) + (beige MDF)) · x2) · (white cube) · x3))
2013
2 boards of MDF, one black, one beige, light and space
dimensions variable

Detail

Detail

Jacob Jessen untitled (days on end) 2013  broken solar cells  dimensions variable

Jacob Jessen
untitled (days on end)
2013
broken solar cells
dimensions variable

Detail

Detail

Fiete Stolte Sun-dial 2012  21 Polaroids, framed with passepartout  250 cm diameter, 24 x 18 cm each

Fiete Stolte
Sun-dial
2012
21 Polaroids, framed with passepartout
250 cm diameter, 24 x 18 cm each

Detail

Detail

William Bassinski The Disintegration Loops  2002 CD, 1 h 3 min 36 sec, track: 1. d|p 1.1.

William Bassinski
The Disintegration Loops
2002
CD, 1 h 3 min 36 sec, track: 1. d|p 1.1.

Bruno Di Lecce Ambienti di gioco | Ambient games 2013 series of drawings on transparent paper

Bruno Di Lecce
Ambienti di gioco | Ambient games
2013
series of drawings on transparent paper

Bruno Di Lecce RILIEVO III 2013  blu-ray video, 17 min.

Bruno Di Lecce
RILIEVO III
2013
blu-ray video, 17 min.

Reenactment of Dennis Oppenheims Reading position for second degree burn from 1970. Actor: Thomas Baldus

Reenactment of Dennis Oppenheim’s Reading Position for Second Degree Burn, 1970. Actor: Thomas Baldus