How do we relate to the heritage of images, objects, and histories that our society has been built on? And how do we make the best use of them in our time? These questions are what the four artists Michelle Eistrup (DK/JM), Juan Covelli (CO), Alinka Echeverria (UK/MX) and Alexandra Leykauf (DE) attempts to answer in the exhibition New Tactics for Unseen Bodies at Galleri Image.
You cannot wipe the slate of history clean. As humans, we are products of history and must either reproduce or transform the images we have received from previous generations into something that we can build our future on. The exhibition New Tactics for Unseen Bodies shows four international, award-winning artists’ work with our visual heritage through photography, video and collage.
The artworks in the exhibition all concern themselves with the relationship between visibility and invisibility through the photographic medium, since it is though photography that we can ensure our own visibility, which allows us access to power and identity. The artists in New Tactics for Unseen Bodies create surprising transformations of bodies, landscapes, and ancient objects as tactical suggestions for how to challenge the positions of archives and collections – and in all these artworks the human body is present.
The exhibition is curated by artist, curator and cand. mag. in visual culture Kirstine Autzen.
Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus C