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Photography is Dead! Long Live Photography!

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

23 Jul 1996 to 09 Nov 1996

Artists:

Stephen Bram, Pat Brassington, Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley, Stephen Bush, Christine Cornish, Destiny Deacon, Simone Douglas, Jane Eisemann, Merilyn Fairskye, Rose Farrell & George Parkin, Susan Fereday, Fiona Foley, Matthys Gerber, Fiona Hall, Graeme Hare, Bill Henson, Felicia Kan, Geoff Kleem, Rosemary Laing, Lindy Lee, Fiona Macdonald, Fiona MacDonald, Tracey Moffatt, David Noonan, Debra Phillips, Patricia Piccinini, Jacky Redgate, Julie Rrap, Kaye Schumack, Robyn Stacey, Justene Williams, Anne Zahalka

Curator:

Linda Michael

about the exhibition

Photography is Dead! Long Live Photography! encompassed a wide range of contemporary works, demonstrating the vitality and versatility of the photographic medium. It examined photography at a moment of technological transition, raising questions about the relationship of new reproductive technologies to the pre-existing forms of photography. At one extreme, it embraced works concerned with testing the formal limits of conventional photography; at the other, works were produced using the latest techniques of digital imaging. Several artists brought to photography elements of sculpture, painting, collage or drawing and, in doing so, created a synergy of visual forms.

The exhibition included works by 32 artists, exploring various themes such as the nature of perception and conventions of seeing; the powerful mediation by photography of social and personal identity; the invention of worlds belonging to the creative imagination; and the play of fact and fiction in photography’s privileged, if problematic, relationship to ‘reality’.

Featuring Works from the MCA Collection

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