Published 31 May 2021 in News
'How to Win at Photography - Photography as a game'
Grüzenstrasse 44 + 45, CH - 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
Date: Saturday 5 June - Sunday 10 October 2021
Participating Artist Include: Cory Arcangel, Claude Cahun, Harun Farocki, Aneta Grzeszykowska, John Hilliard, Yuyi John, Rindon Johnson, Cindy Sherman, Ai Weiwei and many more.
'How to Win at Photography - Photography as a game' explores photography as a playful endeavor. The exhibition examines the relationship between game and image and creates unexpected connections between the history of photography, the gamification of the visible and the practices of image production with and in computer games.
The group exhibition 'How to Win at Photography' comprises more than forty positions; including contemporary and historical works from the 20th century. Through an assemblage of multimedia works of art and vernacular images, the exhibition questions the essence and function of photography in the present.
Do we play with the camera or does the camera ultimately play with us? Are we really in control or are we just pawns in larger technical, social, cultural and economic networks? What can playful forms of photography achieve on a political and social level? Who or what performs the act of seeing and photographing - people, machines, or a combination of both? And finally: who will play and who will win? These are just a few of the questions 'How to Win at Photography' investigates.
The exhibition invites visitors to deal with the playful aspects of photography. The exhibition takes a look at the works of artists and photographers who play 'with' or 'against' the camera. Among other things, they examine the environments and structures of video games and question ideas about identity, gender and class.
In cooperation with the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Center for the Study of the Networked Image at London South Bank University.
For more information please navigate to the Fotomuseum Winterthur website here