The Camera’s Blind Spot II at Extra City Kunsthal

Oliver Laric, ‘The hunter and his dog’, 2014, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Artists: Becky Beasley, Paul Caffell, Attila Csörgő, Michael Dean, Liz Deschenes, Raphael Hefti, Corin Hewitt, Ode de Kort, Laura Lamiel, Oliver Laric, Marie Lund, Justin Matherly, Fabio Sandri, Luca Trevisani, Viola Yeşiltaç, and a selection of early publications on the work of Medardo Rosso

Exhibition title:  The Camera’s Blind Spot II 

Curated by: Simone Menegoi

Venue:  Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium

Date:  March 28 – July 19, 2015

Photography: © We Document Art and © Fabio Sandri, images courtesy of the artists and Extra City Kunsthal

‘The Camera’s Blind Spot II’ focuses on the relationship between sculpture and photography today. As the title suggests, it follows up on an exhibition with the same title, which took place at MAN – Museo d’Arte della Provincia di Nuoro (Nuoro, Italy) in 2013. The project is developed in dialogue with a new cast of participants, joined by two artists from the first show: Becky Beasley, presenting a special project, divided between the exhibition and the façade of the building, and Michael Dean, who, parallel to his solo exhibition on the ground floor, also intervenes in the group show.

‘The Camera’s Blind Spot’ aims at exploring the ways in which contemporary art reconfigures the reciprocal gaze between photography and sculpture, manifesting as sculptural works that are presented as photographs, or pushing the materiality of the photographic image to the point where it turns it into a sculpture in its own right. Not only an exhibition of prints, therefore, but a wholly different project, which includes installations, videos, objects ambiguously poised between two and three dimensions and, last but not least, sculptures.

The second episode of ‘The Camera’s Blind Spot’ maps a broad range of artistic positions, including practitioners who identify themselves primarily as sculptors, side by side with others who conceive of their work in photographic terms, bringing together emerging and established artists. Additionally, it questions the current technical and conceptual identity of photography, including works based on photo-sensitive processes that range from the earliest to the most recent, and on printing techniques that run the gamut from the common to the esoteric. This happens mainly in a specific section of the exhibition – almost a show within the show –, titled LA CAMERA. Alongside contemporary positions, LA CAMERA pays homage to the pioneering figure of Medardo Rosso (1858-1928) by including a small selection of early publications illustrated with his photographs of his own sculptures.

Atilla Csörgö, ‘Orange Space (Amsterdam II)’, 2004, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Atilla Csörgö, ‘Orange Space (Amsterdam II)’, 2004. Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Atilla Csörgö, ‘Semi-Space’, 2001, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Atilla Csörgö, ‘Semi-Space’, 2001. Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Becky Beasley, ‘Screw up your eyes’, 2010, 2015. Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © Fabio Sandri

Becky Beasley, ‘Screw up your eyes’, 2010, 2015, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Becky Beasley, ‘Screw up your eyes’, 2010, 2015. Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © Fabio Sandri

Corin Hewitt, 'Phone Booth', 2015, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015

Corin Hewitt, ‘Phone Booth’, 2015

Corin Hewitt, 'Wall', 2010, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015

Corin Hewitt, ‘Wall’, 2010

Fabio Sandri, ‘Autoritratti di Tempi Lunghi ’, 2010-2011, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015

Fabio Sandri, ‘Autoritratti di Tempi Lunghi ’, 2010-2011. Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Fabio Sandri, ‘Autoritratti di Tempi Lunghi ’, 2010-2011, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Fabio Sandri, ‘Autoritratti di Tempi Lunghi ’, 2010-2011. Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Fabio Sandri, ‘Costruzione’, 2007-2015. Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © Fabio Sandri

Justin Matherly, (left) ‘untitled (peasant)’, 2013 & (front) ‘not like prey (...) like a friend’, 2014, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015

Justin Matherly, (left) ‘untitled (peasant)’, 2013 & (front) ‘not like prey (…) like a friend’, 2014, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Laura Lamiel, ‘La Calle (the wedge)’, 2000-2013, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Laura Lamiel, ‘La Calle (the wedge)’, 2000-2013, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Laura Lamiel, ‘Untitled’, 2000 & ‘La Calle (the wedge)’, 2000-2013, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Laura Lamiel, ‘Untitled’, 2000 & ‘La Calle (the wedge)’, 2000-2013, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Liz Deschenes, ‘Untitled (François Arago 2), 2013’, 2013, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Liz Deschenes, ‘Untitled (François Arago 2), 2013’, 2013, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Luca Trevisani, ‘Flyfishing # 20’, 2015, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Luca Trevisani, ‘Flyfishing # 20’, 2015, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Luca Trevisani, ‘perscrutamini naturas rerum A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, 2011 & ‘Marmomarmalade’, 2013, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015

Luca Trevisani, ‘perscrutamini naturas rerum A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, 2011,  ‘Marmomarmalade’, 2013, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Marie Lund, ‘Stills’, 2015 & ‘Torso’, 2015, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Marie Lund, ‘Stills’, 2015,  ‘Torso’, 2015, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Marie Lund, ‘Torso’, 2015, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Marie Lund, ‘Torso’, 2015, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Medardo Rosso, selection of publications on the artist, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Medardo Rosso, selection of publications on the artist, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Ode de Kort, ‘Untitled 1’, 2014, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Ode de Kort, ‘Untitled 1’, 2014, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Ode de Kort, ‘Untitled 5’, 2013, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © Fabio Sandri

Oliver Laric, ‘Ancient Copies’, 2010, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Oliver Laric, ‘Ancient Copies’, 2010, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Oliver Laric, ‘The hunter and his dog’, 2014, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Oliver Laric, ‘The hunter and his dog’, 2014, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Paul Caffell, ‘Envelope VI’, 2009, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015

Paul Caffell, ‘Envelope VI’, 2009, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015

Paul Caffell, Raphael Hefti & selection of publications on Medardo Rosso, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Paul Caffell, Raphael Hefti and selection of publications on Medardo Rosso, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © We Document Art

Raphael Hefti, ‘Lycopodium’, 2013, in 'The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015

Raphael Hefti, ‘Lycopodium’, 2013, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015

The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © Fabio Sandri

‘The Camera’s Blind Spot II’, installation view, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © Fabio Sandri_2

Viola Yeşiltaç, ‘Jewels in Pawn to King’, 2014, Extra City Kunsthal, 2015 © Fabio Sandri

Viola Yeşiltaç, ‘Untitled (I really must congratulate you on your attention to detail)’, 2012. Courtesy the artist and David Lewis, NYC

Viola Yeşiltaç, ‘Untitled (I really must congratulate you on your attention to detail)’, 2012. Courtesy the artist and David Lewis, NYC

 

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