© Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset Untitled (Prada Marfa), 2007
On the day of the opening, Jules Spinatsch’s contribution to Status, a 14-metre panorama made of 1440 single images will be compiled during 24 hours. For that, the exhibition Status will be open till midnight on June 8.
Artist’s talk with Ursula Biemann, Lukas Einsele, Willem Popelier and Jules Spinatsch on June 10, at 12.30 p.m.
The rapid dissemination and availability of images and videos in print media and in the Internet have led to new forms of communication through documentary images.
Often we do not know who took the picture, nor do we know how the picture has made its way to us. How are these photographic documents to be understood?
How do the schemata of seeing, understanding, deleting, and saving function in our contemporary multi-media environment ?
© Willem Popelier, Detail from: Showroom Girls, 2011
A few years after the digital turn, the Fotomuseum Winterthur explores the current state of the photographic document in the exhibition Status, 24 Contemporary Documents.
With works by Lara Almarcegui, Dmitry Astakhov, Sammy Baloji, Walead Beshty, Ursula Biemann, Fernando Brito, Moyra Davey, Lukas Einsele, Cédric Eisenring, Thomas Julier, Elmgreen & Dragset, Alfredo Jaar, Jérôme Leuba, Market Photo Workshop, Erica Overmeer, Trevor Paglen, Willem Popelier, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Jules Spinatsch, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Fiona Tan, Jonas Unger, unknown Taliban, Lidwien van de Ven, wearethe99percent.
A publication including numerous texts and images will appear in conjunction with Status, 24 Contemporary Documents. 24 authors respond to the selected 24 documents through short essays, commentaries, interviews, and a poem.
Vignette : © Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Untitled (Prada Marfa), 2007