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Paris Photo 2022

Photography is fundamentally a time-based medium, and the relationship between the two is manifold. Whether we consider photography as slices of time, or time takes are more conceptual role, time also plays an essential role in the development of photographic practices throughout history. At Paris Photo, we wish to present a number of numbers, which work intentionally and critically with time and history.

In his recent project A Journey: The Near Future, photo-based artist Nicolai Howalt combines new scientific achievements with the history of photography. Howalt’s work takes its starting point in photographic panoramas of the surface of Mars, which have been transferred to photographic negatives. In this way, the images have been transformed from digital infor-mation to physical photography, and the open expanses of Mars bear a surprising resemblance to early examples of photography, such as the frontier photography of the 1800s.

Elina BrotherusSeabound is similarly in contact the previous times. A large part of the works, which have been captured and created in Sørlandet in the south of Norway, are based on so-called “instructions” by Fluxus artists and their successors. Brotherus’ photographic works thereby create a direct connection with earlier artists and movements, making the history of art prominently present. At the time time, Brotherus has also portrayed the slowness of the Norwegian landscape, accentuated by the stillness of the evening sun and rain lashing on the windows of the lighthouse.

Ebbe Stub Wittrup’s photographic work is characterized by themes such as mythology and perception. To Wittrup perception isn’t something that only takes place physiologically on our retina. It is a complex and dynamic process affected by individual, social, cultural as well as historical patterns. In his recent work, Ebbe Stub Wittrup follows in the footsteps of the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich, unfolding a historical narrative of Western, economic and scientific logic in relation to local knowledge and experience.

A plethora of people act and interact within the works of Martin Liebscher. However, these characters are not digitally manipulated. They are images of a real person, Martin Liebscher himself, in action and produced by digitally processing scanned photographs that the artist has taken of himself with an automatic shutter release. Here, timing is everything, and the click of shutter essentially determines the work, through the capturing of hand gestures, eye-contact and body language of our omnipresent protagonist.

Opening hours
Wednesday, 9 November by invitation only
Thursday, 10 November: 13 – 20
Friday, 11 November: 13 – 20
Saturday, 12 November: 13 – 20
Sunday, 13 November: 13 – 19

Grand Palais Éphémère
Place Joffre
75007 Paris, France 

Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation