Resisting Images: How to resist, with and against, images?
Biennale für aktuelle Fotographie 2017: Farewell Photography
Heidelberg, 9 September – 5 November 2017
Resisting Images explores the contentious presence of the photographic image within the political sphere. As the title of this section suggests, images can serve both as a means of resistance and a mode of control to resist against. Photographs can elicit sympathy and indignation and stir into action and revolt, but they can also affirm prejudice and render viewers immutable, distant and passive. The artworks and artefacts in the exhibition address this tension, questioning prevalent forms of political representation and articulating modes of opposition, with and against images.
Curated by Boaz Levin
Also participating: Willem de Rooij, Richard Frater, LaToya Ruby Frazier, John Heartfield, Nikita Kadan, Merle Kröger und Philip Scheffner, Fred Lonidier, Naeem Mohaiemen, belit sag, D.H. Saur, Mark Soo, Klaus Staek, Oraib Toukan