Bending the Frame

From 15.10
To 04.03

The exhibition Bending the Frame focuses on documentary photography that seeks to make a difference and to set an agenda. Can photography tell us something new about the world we live in, the exhibition asks. 

Welcome to the exhibition opening Sunday October 15th!

Based on the American professor Fred Ritchin’s book Bending the Frame and in cooperation with him and the Danish photographer Tina Enghoff, Fotografisk Center has curated an exhibition that focuses on current global issues such as war, migration, racism, climate change etc.

©Line Anda Dalmar, Bygge Fjell/ Building Mountains, (2015)
Foto: Tanja Thorjussen & Line Anda Dalmar

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Bygge Fjell kan ses som et bilde på konsekvensene av klimaendringene. I løpet av en uke på Kjerringøy International landart biennale gravde Dalmar over et tonn jord opp fra sjøen og bygde fjell av det. Ved høyvann ble de oversvømt, og hun måtte derfor bygge dem opp igjen.

In Bending the Frame we show photography, video, film, books, and internet-based projects of international and Nordic photographers and visual artists. The exhibition includes both older and new works. The idea is to present strategies within visual art, documentary and journalistic photography, which convey other stories than the ones we often meet in conventional news media.

©Celia A. Shapiro: "John Rook – 09/19/1986" from the series Last Suppers (1999-2001)

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Last Suppers viser en rekke dødsdømtes siste måltid og konfronterer oss på den måten med dødsstraff som institusjonalisert praksis. Celia A. Shapiro spør om vi som borgere og som samfunn kan leve med det.

The exhibition is produced by Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen in collaboration with Preus museum. Curators: Fred Ritchin and Tina Enghoff. The exhibition was shown in Fotografisk Center 27.08 - 23.10.2016

©Annika Von Hauswolff, An Oral Story of Economic Structures, (2012). Courtesy Hasselblad Foundation

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Hauswolffs fotografier av gulltenner kretser rundt det absurde i at noe så intimt som en persons tannproteser blir gjort om til økonomiske objekter. Her stilles spørsmålet om menneskelighet i det vi blir presentert for noen svært intime objekter fra et fremmed menneskes liv. 

 

The exhibition at Preus museum is expanded with photographs from our own collection, newly acquired icons and new projects. The poster exhibition #WomenMatter by #Dysturb, pasted in the streets of Horten, is also part of Bending the Frame.  

Installation photo of Bending the Frame in Fotografisk Center, Copehagen (photo: Kevin Broadbery/Fotografisk Center)

Bending the Frame

©Gideon Mendel: ”The Story of Nomphilo Mazuza” (2004 –2007), from the series We Are Living Here (1980s-)