Triennial of Photography Hamburg BREAKING POINT. June – September 2018

[SHIFT]


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.

Installation view, Machine 2, Cabinet Gallery, London, 2017 courtesy the artists and Cabinet Gallery, London (photographs: Mark Blower)Installation view, Machine 2, Cabinet Gallery, London, 2017 courtesy the artists and Cabinet Gallery, London (photographs: Mark Blower)

The artist duo Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff use photography as their focal instrument for artistic research to explore spacial, economic, structural, and personal change in the context of today’s realities.

For their most recent show at Cabinet in London the artists built a machine that circulates their photographs in a loop. It poses as a printing press but loops unproductively while drawing on the filmic narrative device for mass circulation of daily truth. Some of the photographs show federal buildings in Washington, D.C., taken on the day of the dismissal of former FBI director James Comey—a crucial turning point in recent US history. 

As both foil and complement to their work as photographers, Henkel and Pitegoff are working with performance, theater and the creation of social spaces. Since 2017, they are programming the Grüner Salon at Volksbühne in Berlin.

For the Triennial of Photography Hamburg both artists will realize a new project at Kunstverein in Hamburg that engages with the necessity of changing our mindsets to deal with the immanent questions in today’s rapidly changing world.