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Photographing the Future

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Photographing the Future – it sounds like something of a paradox. Photography is usually associated with the present or the past. More than any other medium, it broaches the issue of time trickling away. The photographer pushes the release button and documents the traces of something that has already taken place.

Five German and five Russian photographers were invited by the Goethe Institute to experiment with the idea of looking in the other direction. The artists composed images on the computer or photographed models they had built, to represent utopian and dystopian places and landscapes. Or they photographed the present where it appears to point towards the future.

The project and the exhibition represent a collaboration between the Goethe Institute Moscow and the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) Moscow within the framework of the Year of Germany in Russia 2012/2013. They make use of the utopian potential of contemporary photography, with images by Olga Chernysheva, Vladislav Efimov, Sofia Gavrilova, Beate Gütschow, Yakov Kazhdan, Anton Kuryshev, Eva Leitolf, Sascha Pohflepp and Chris Woebken, Ricarda Roggan and Jens Sundheim.

Vernissage: February 6, 18:30

Further information at: MKG

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