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Built Photography

EXHIBITION MAPH Grace Wood Afterimage 13 detail

Built Photography

8 Jun 2024 – 25 Aug 2024

Curated by artists Kiron Robinson and Izabela Pluta, with support from Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh) Director Anouska Phizacklea, Built photography brings together 16 artists who explore photography as a physical construction. Arguably one of photography’s defining aspects is its flatness, its surface plane. So why are artists building out from this, constructing objects as photography?

Built photography proposes a conversation between photography’s material, its surface and form and especially its objectness, against which the flatness of the photographic plane is interrogated. Through processes of ‘inflation’, photographs disrupt the two-dimensional surface to complicate the spatial relationship between the content of an image and its physical form.

A built photograph becomes a three-dimensional proposition that can be twisted, torn, pulled apart, pierced, stripped and exposed. It’s a process of investigation: how can the traditional reading of a photograph – through its two-dimensional representative function – be extended, and what happens in the acknowledgement of the objectness of the materials involved in the creation and display of the photograph?

The exhibition features newly commissioned works as well as loaned works by artists who speak to an intrinsic photographic condition of surface and flatness while simultaneously resisting it.

Jack Ball
Trent Crawford
Jessica Curry
Lucas Davidson
Damian Dillon
Jacqueline Felstead
Janina Green
Luke Parker
Kiah Pullens
Jacky Redgate"
Talia Smith
Katrina Stamatopoulos
Andrew Tetzlaff
Marian Tubbs
Skye Wagner
Grace Wood

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication that acts as a compendium to the works, augmenting the exhibition with artist bios, extended texts, imagery and an interview between Izabela and Kiron that in itself becomes a construction of prose.

Hollow is an exhibition held in concert with Built photography, showing work from Izabela Pluta and Kiron Robinson, curated by MAPh Senior Curator Angela Connor.

Grace Wood
Afterimage 1 2024
photographic print on 300GSM poster paper
courtesy of the artist and LON Gallery

Gallery Details

Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh)
(Formerly Monash Gallery of Art)
860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill VIC 3150
T: +61 3 8544 0500
E: mga@monash.vic.gov.au
W: mga.org.au

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