The desire for contemplation is the starting and central point of 20/20vision. In optometry, 20/20 vision stands for optimal visual acuity, and it points to the creative principle behind the exhibition: 20 experts (10 national/10 international) were each invited to nominate one artist, who in their opinion has not yet received the recognition he or she deserves.
Robert Walker (*1945, Canada), Montréal botanique #10, 2004
At the same time, the artists’ understanding of themselves and their approach to the photographic medium corresponds to our interest as a gallery: the focus is on creators of art who – within the context of contemporary art – have occupied themselves in diverse ways and intensively with photographic techniques, without reducing themselves and their work to their medium.
Eva O'Leary (*1989, USA), Happy Valley, PA (the neighborhood), 2014
20/20vision does not show photographic trends, instead, it strives for an inspiring juxtaposition of various artists, experts, concepts and techniques. With this broad presentation of contemporary approaches to photography, we want to support not only artistic talent but also a strategy for dealing with the flood of images: allowing ourselves to be guided by curiosity, sharing our enthusiasm, setting out on a search together and recommending what we find to others. The exhibition and the present publication are an invitation to you to direct your attention to the selected works and to let the flood flow past.
Mark McKnight (*1984, USA), monument, 2015