A group exhibition of five contemporary artists who use lens based media to challenge traditional perceptions of landscape photography.
Far from a romantic view of the landscape, this exhibition presents works which focus on its connotations with memory, conflict, colonisation, migration, emptiness and expanse. They are shown alongside archival photographs by Victorian archaeologist Esther Van Deman, which were one of the inspirations for the project.
Featured artists include Corinne Silva, Paola Yacoub, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Esther Van Deman and Jananne Al Ani. Their pictures capture landscapes spanning Syria, Morocco, Italy, Tunisia and Algeria, and shown together, they provide a reenvisioning of a typically masculine, typically Western genre.
By focusing on the different ways in which these artists engage with post-colonial themes in their practices, the display brings to light perviously untold narratives of landscape.
This show is the first to be selected from the gallery's open call for exhibition proposals from independent curators. The curator in this case, Martina Caruso, is an art historian and writer who lectures in the history and theory of photography.