Jordi V. Pou project Ref.1048 has been selected by prestigious photographer and curator Joan Fontcuberta to be a part of “Fotografía 2.0” an exhibition included in the official section of PhotoEspaña, the International Festival of photography and visual arts.
Exhibition introduction by PhotoEspaña
Photography 2.0 explores the changes taking place in Spanish photography in the context of mass image production, globalization and post-capitalism
Joan Fontcuberta surveys the work of around twenty photographers born after 1970 who share a critical view of the new situation
The earliest photographers grew up in the visual culture of painting; later generations took cinema—and then TV—as their visual reference. Now Internet has burst onto the scene as a universe that shapes contemporary perspectives. A universe characterised by an endless flow of images.
This mass production of photographs may be regarded as an effect of post-capitalism and globalization, prompted by a succession of technological and cultural innovations. The new context has rewritten the rules of the image game. The values of “solid” photography underpinned by the techno-scientific culture and the industrial economy of the nineteenth century have been replaced by those of “liquid” photography, based on the virtual culture and information economies of the twenty-first century.
Photography 2.0 focuses on these changes through an examination of the situation in Spain, where a whole new wave of young photographers are currently engaged in a critical appraisal of the new situation. The exhibition comprises three sections. The first addresses the banalisation of the photographic act, the cortex of reality shows, unbridled voyeurism and loss of privacy. The second session looks at formulations of social identity, biographical narratives and personal fictions, in the light of new digital tools. The final section explores the “technological unconscious” of post-photography, the accidents and fissures that are artistically recycled to provide an innovative aesthetic vocabulary.
Photography 2.0 – Albert Gusi, Alejandro Guijarro, Arturo Rodríguez, Daniel Mayrit, Darius Koehli, Diego Collado, Fosi Vegue, Jon Uriarte, Jordi V. Pou, Juana Gost, Laia Abril, Manuel Fernández, Miguel Angel García, Miguel Ángel Tornero, Noelia Pérez, Oscar Monzón, Pablo Chacón, Reinaldo Loureiro, Roc Herms, Txema Salvans
Círculo de Bellas Artes – Fundación Banco Santander / Sala Picasso – Madrid
Dates: 4 junio – 31 agosto
Curator: Joan Fontcuberta