Fototagetrier 2010: LEBEN elementarConceptual background:
The non-profit organisation Kulturverein Bild und Kunst eV Trier is proud to announce that the first edition of the fototagetrier, the Trier Photo Days, will be held in 2010. The festival, which was conceived as a triennial event, will invest various museums and exhibition spaces in the city of Trier. Entitled “LEBEN elementar”, the first edition intends to survey a wide range of contemporary artistic practices based on photography or video and dealing with notions of contemporaneousness and existentiality.
The concept of the exhibition follows the observation that the gaps in our seemingly banal everyday – a seamless succession of events from birth and growing up to ageing and dying, interspersed with experiences of love and loss, joy and sadness, happiness and dismay, poverty ...
Refusal of Reality Subjective Positions In Contemporary PhotographyWithin this exhibition series and the corresponding catalogue nine photographers develop a contemporary discourse about their media. Since 2005 several group exhibitions and linked solo shows throughout germany and abroad refer to a dynamic and vivid photography art scene.
The project creates a bridge from the beginnings of radical positions in the context of european contemporary art in the 1920s, via the attitudes of the issue of "subjective photography" in the 1950s, to today.
This ensuing discussion is part of the current european discourse surrounding the photographic medium - it opposes the documentary and realistic representation with a more metaphorical, visionary, poetic and subjective approach to contemporary photography.
Located in close relation to the basic idea of "subjective photogr...