Exhibiting the Photographic Incomplete – exploring spaces for showing, researching and discussing digital and networked images

With Marco De Mutiis, Digital Curator Fotomuseum Winterthur

Venue:  Online
Date: Saturday 17th of June 2023; 14.00 – 16.00 h | Is being postponed to a later date
Level, Language: All levels, English

Images online have been challenging the ideas of stability and temporalities of the traditional photographic image. Losslees reproducibility, manipulation and circulation are some of the properties of contemporary images which reveal the open-ended role of photography in its networked and digital form. These properties stand in direct contrast with the practices and structures in place within the photography museum. From exhibiting to collecting, art institutions dealing with images operate by treating photographic prints as complete and final outputs. How can photography museum address the transformation of the image and its performative, open-ended qualities? How can institutions create spaces to exhibit digital and networked images and move beyond the white cube? And how can collections and preservation strategies deal with such elusive images without resorting to ideas of artificial scarcity and forced notions of originality?

The presentation will explore these questions through study cases from different institutions and practical experience from the past, present and future of Fotomuseum Winterthur.

Price: CHF 48.–

Marco De Mutiis

Marco De Mutiis is an artist, researcher and curator. He works as Digital Curator at Fotomuseum Winterthur where he leads the Permanent Beta project and the co-hosts a series of fortnightly live streams titled Screen Walks. He is currently a PhD student at the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at South Bank University in London, researching the role of photographic practices within computer games. His curatorial and research interests focus on digital and networked images. He teaches regularly at ECAL’s Master Photography and HSLU’s Camera Arts.