How Your Camera Works
What does the material promise, what does it miss?
Peter Miller, Selfportrait (with Headlamp), 2009, Silbergelatineabzug, 20 × 25 cm, © Peter Miller
The exhibition trail imitates a photography manual. It leads the visitor through various stages of the photographic production process and therein reverses the gaze through the viewfinder: not the outside world, but the inside of the camera, the logic of photography itself becomes the theme in the exhibited artistic works. In supplement to the current works, among others by F & D Cartier, Peter Miller and Adrian Sauer, 19th-century illustrated instruction books and manuals, containing original photographs, will be on show. (curated by Kathrin Schönegg)
With works by: Cuthbert Bede, Kilian Breier, F & D Cartier, Sara Cwynar, Joseph Maria Eder, Olafur Eliasson, Philipp Goldbach, Vesko Gösel, Jochen Lempert, Rosa Menkman, Peter Miller, Floris M. Neusüss, Adrian Sauer, Wolfgang Tillmans, Gaston Tissandier, Louis Vignes & Charles Nègre, Hermann Vogel, Max Wolf