2012, Thu, May 31

A Blind Spot

Joachim Koester | Time of the Hashshashin (Alamut Castle - Interior) [detail], 2011, Gelatin silver print | Courtesy: Jan Mot, Brüssel

Joachim Koester | Time of the Hashshashin (Alamut Castle - Interior) [detail], 2011, Gelatin silver print | Courtesy: Jan Mot, Brüssel

Conversation between the curator Catherine David, the anthropologist Christopher Pinney and the artists.

The blind spot of a photograph refers to something not visible or shown but nonetheless latent in the image. Dismissing the dominant pictorial regime, the images in “A Blind Spot” preserve an openness and indeterminacy that precludes reducing them to a description or illustration ofa specific reality. This is the point of departure for questioning the documentary aspect in contemporary artistic and photographic practices.


The exhibition, curated by Catherine David, includes works by Eric Baudelaire, Elisabetta Benassi, David Goldblatt, Hassan Khan, Joachim Koester, Vincent Meessen, Olaf Nicolai, Efrat Shvily, Jeff Wall and Christopher Williams.