8 June – 1 July 2018
recommended presents Thomas Albdorf, Nadja Bournonville and Lilly Lulay, curated by Ingo Taubhorn, curator of the Haus der Photographie of the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, during the 7th Triennial of Photography Hamburg from 8 June to 1 July 2018 at the Freie Akademie der Künste Hamburg.
Nadja Bournonville (*1983, Sweden), exhibiting her series “Intercepted”, which comprises 31 images in various formats, has created an artistic-aesthetic Gesamtkunstwerk, based on a moving family history and intensive research, that leads into an associatively charged world of images. During the First World War, her grandmother’s aunt spied for the Germans until she was detected and arrested after only two and a half weeks.
Thomas Albdorf’s (*1982, Austria) works seduce with clichéd motifs and then, in the next moment, make the viewer doubt what they see. His images display a strong conceptual approach and an acute awareness of the radically changing character of the photographic image. Besides a myriad of different imaging technologies, the work critiques the way in which images become increasingly self-referential through their continuous repetition.
Lilly Lulay (* 1985, Germany) discusses how functions and appearances of photography have changed through its integration into the smartphone. In parallel, she examines how we deal with photography in our living spaces. The fact that a photograph has multiple attributes, including its physicality as an object, has been fundamental in her work.
The presentation of the works during the 7th Triennial of Photography Hamburg congenially emphasises the title Breaking Point through the formal aesthetic extension of classic photography.
Freie Akademie der Künste in Hamburg
Opening hours: Tue – Sun, 11 am – 6 pm
Date: 8 June –1 July 2018
Admission: free during the opening week, from 18 June: €5/reduced €3
Opening: Wed 6 June, 8 pm
Penal Discussion: Fri 8 June, 8 pm
Guided tours by the artists: Sat 9 June, 12 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm (30 min) – the artists will be present all day