Objects Recognized in Flashes is the title of a group exhibition focusing on the seductive surfaces of photographs, products, and bodies. The exhibition has been created in close cooperation with the artists Michele Abeles, Annette Kelm, Josephine Pryde, and Eileen Quinlan. In the light of our contemporary “post-Internet reality,” it asks how we approach and relate to analogue and digital images. How are relations between material and immateriality, body, screen and photographic surface are constituted?
In our largely media-determined consumer culture, products and questions of commodity aesthetics are becoming more and more significant. This is not without consequences for our use of photographic images. Ubiquitous advertising, marketing, and product presentation create imaginary visual standards that have now become a firm fixture of our self-representations in photos on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
Curated by Matthias Michalka