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24 Nov 2017

SITUATIONS/Post Fail at Fotomuseum Winterthur

A Truly Magical Moment, 2016 © Adam Basanta

Fotomuseum Winterthur


02.12.2017–04.02.2018 Opening on Friday, 01 December 2017, 18–21 h


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Fotomuseum Winterthur
Grüzenstrasse 44+45
CH-8400 Winterthur

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The exponential development of information technology is affecting our everyday lives. Digital devices surround us and influence our relationships with other human and non-human beings, leaving tangible traces on the world itself. In such a scenario photography is a constant: almost every device we use nowadays is conceived to allow us, amongst many other functionalities, to take, visualise and share pictures.

The upcoming cluster of SITUATIONS examines this 'Post Fail condition': the moment just after the narratives that consider technological development as an unquestionable phenomenon have failed. This cluster offers a clear and cruel representation of a world in which both utopian and dystopian narratives disappoint and the idea of 'future' itself has failed, leaving the field clear for a much more complex and contradictory understanding of our present condition. Starting from a representation of the global economic crisis and the cultural and social contradictions it revealed, the artworks exhibited investigate visual stereotypes, the peculiar urban and architectural landscape surrounding us and the rhetoric it fosters, internet culture and subculture, as well as our everyday relationship with image production.

SITUATIONS/Post Fail is guest-curated by Matteo Cremonesi, in cooperation with the Link Art Center, Brescia.

The show will feature works by Adam Basanta, Discipula, Peter Halley, Felicity Hammond, Joey Holder, IOCOSE, Michael Mandiberg, Jon Rafman, Harm van den Dorpel and a video contribution by the art critic Joanne McNeil.

All SITUATIONS within the cluster 'Post Fail' (#101 to #110) will be accessible online from 28 November 2017.

SITUATIONS/Post Fail is kindly supported by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.