PLAySPACE GALLERY

Unexpected DEVELOPMENTS

Curator, Tirza True Latimer, features in this exhibition works by artists who use photography against the documentary grain. Their practices – which include art, performance, visual narrative, painting, sculpture, collage, inlay, montage, and video – rely on photographic technology in some phase of the creative process. However diverse, these artists share an awareness of the camera’s capacity “to queer” representations of artistic, social, psychic and/or sexual subjectivity. The exhibition’s emphasis on photography, with its historical implication in the maintenance of embodied hierarchies, calls attention to some of the ways that representational conventions and genres can be “turned” in productively critical ways.