A BREAKING POINT is a critical moment in the process of change. It is a time when we can no longer search for new goals or values but must immediately take a new direction. Photography has an ability to freeze time and bring focus to such moments.
The Triennial of Photography Hamburg will be an attempt to raise awareness. The festival program is a humanistic statement on sustainability and change. It is an inspiration and an invitation to act.
We use keyboard commands hundreds of times a day without thinking about their original meaning. These words will become exhibition titles and together will form a collective story about modern society:
on a breaking point and necessity to change – Curated by Emma Bowkett & Krzysztof Candrowicz
on belonging, safety, migration and nomadism – Curated by Stefan Rahner & Nico Baumgarten – This group exhibition will be shown in public spaces in cooperation with the Altonaer Museum from 8 June to 26 August 2018.
on politics, money and power – Curated by Petra Roettig & Stephanie Bunk – This exhibition will be shown at the Hamburger Kunsthalle from 8 June to 26 August 2018.
on urbanism, alienation, anonymity, street life – Curated by Sabine Schnakenberg – This exhibition will be shown at the House of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg from 8 June to 21 October 2018.
on personal change, paradigms and alternation – Curated by Bettina Steinbrügge & Tobias Peper – This exhibition will be shown at the Kunstverein in Hamburg from 7 June to 9 September 2018.
on roots, heritage and learning from the past - Breaking Point 1918 – Curated by Sebastian Lux, Lothar Altringer, Jens Bove and Adelheid Komenda – This exhibition will be shown at the Altonaer Museum from 8 June to 13 August 2018.
on selection and censorship in photojournalism – Curated by Esther Ruelfs & Sven Schumacher – This exhibition will be shown at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg from 8 June to 25 November 2018.
On environmental changes and ecological emergency – Curated by Virgilio Ferreira – This exhibition, in cooperation with The Ci.clo Platform of Photography, will be shown at Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg from 7 June to 15 Juli 2018.
Curated by Franz Wilhelm Kaiser – This exhibition will be shown at Bucerius Kunst Forum from 7 June to 6 Januar 2019.
Curated by Alison Nordström – This exhibition will be shown at Barlach Halle K from 7 June to 17 June 2018.
Curated by Katja Schroeder – This exhibition will be shown at Kunsthaus Hamburg from 7 June to 26 August 2018.
Curated by Ingo Taubhorn. – The exhibition will be shown at the Freie Akademie der Künste in Hamburg from 8 June to 1 July 2018.